Simone from the S-Küche asked us to bring “refresments” for the 100. Blogevent in the Kochtopf. And even me, who prefer sparkling water as summer refreshment, likes sometimes a refreshing change. But bought lemonades are never tempting, even the expensive organic orangeade is to sweet and intense for me. And so I decided to make my own orangeade.
In my version the border between spritzer and orangeade becomes blurred, because the orange syrup makes it only slightly sweet and is balanced from freshly pressed Orange and lime juice. For some colour in the glass I added pieces of the peel. I borrowed this idea from a restaurant we visit some time ago.
It is a refreshing drink at its sweetness can be easily adjusted to your personal taste by the amount of syrup used!
- 150g freshy pressed Orange juice
- 50g freshy pressed Lime juice
- 50g raw cane sugar
- 75g sugar
- zests of an Orange
- zests of a Lime
Orangeade (per glass)
- 1/2 Orange (organic, well washed)
- 1/2 Lime (organic, well washed)
- some ice cubes
- sparkling water
- Orangen syrup to taste
For the Syrup mix the juice with sugar and the zests. Let the mixture infuse overnight in the fridge. The next morning bring to boil, let it simmer for 3 min and strain it into a flask. Keep cool until use.
For the Orangeade press the juice from orange and lime. Cut the pressed peel into pieces and fill some into a glass. Top with ice cubes and fill the glass with juice and orangejuice. At last pour some syrup over the ice cubes and serve directly.