With Summer upon us, you’ve probably seen many recipes for Lemonade in almost every foodie blog, you can read the best Lemonade here, but you may not have heard of Orangeade. Just like Lemonade, it’s the perfect drink for a Summer day during a picnic or day on the beach!
Not as tart as Lemonade or Orange Juice, this Orangeade recipe has the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity but a deep flavor of citrus and Orange.
We know that with one look and taste of this light summer drink, you won’t be able to put your glass down!
From the beautiful citrus juice of the Orange, you’ll extract many flavors, but the rind or peel of the Orange also contains a lot of flavors. Just think about it; when you zest an Orange, you smell the aromas coming off of it, so why waste this flavor? After all, 80% of what we taste comes from the smell before we even put food or drinks into our mouths!
The Orange has a rich history in the royalty of Europe and food history as well. With the French building massive gardens full of orange trees and even planting Orange trees within their extensive palaces to make the halls smell of citrus. Orangeade was a term first used in the 1700s in France, so you are making a piece of history!
Like our Lemonade recipe, you can add a touch of Seltzer Water to add a different texture. I recommend finding a Seltzer with medium bubbles; this will help cut through the sweetness without being too loud and overpowering.
While this recipe is for Orangeade, you’ll notice that you will be using the juice of one Lemon; this helps to add a touch of acidity that’ll help break through the sweetness of the Orange.
We look forward to hearing what you think about this slice of history, a truly unique spin on Lemonade!
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- If the Orangeade is too tart, you can try adding sugar or a touch of salt to bring down the acidity.
- It’s crucial that you do not rush the three hours. The more time the Lemonade sits, the more flavor it will have.