Friday, July 27, 2012


Citrus juice always taste best on a hot summer day, especially if it is freshly squeezed. To get the maximum juice from the fruit before squeezing, quickly heat the fruit in hot water for several minutes or roll to soften it.

Combine 2 tablespoons of sugar or other sweetener, 1-cup water, and the grated rind of 1 orange in a saucepan. Boil 5 minutes. Cool. Add 2 cups orange juice and 2 cups cold water. Serve chilled over ice.

For each serving, mix 4 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons sugar or other sweetener, and 1 glass ice water. For a batch, juice 5 lemons. Add 5 cups water and sweeten to taste. Serve with a slice of lemon in each glass. 

Add to a pint of lemonade prepared in the recipe listed above, 1 cup or less of strawberry, red raspberry, currant, or cranberry juice.

For each glass use 3 tablespoons lime juice, fill with water, and sweeten to taste. Serve with a slice of lime in each glass. 

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