I usually think of lemonade as a summer libation, but we have been having unseasonably warm weather and the citrus fruits at the market have been so good, that making lemonade in the middle of winter seemed like a brilliant idea. So with a bag of lemons and a bag of blood oranges in the ‘fridge, I was all set. Yum, yum! Oh, and it is so pretty.
Blood Orange Lemonade
1 1/2 c. fresh squeezed blood orange juice
1 1/2 c. fresh squeezed lemon juice*
1 c. raw sugar (turbinado sugar)
4 c. cold water
Pour the juices into a 2-qt. glass pitcher. Combine the sugar and water in a medium size pot and heat, stirring frequently until sugar is completely dissolved. Carefully pour syrup in juice blend.* Stir. Chill until serving. Serve over ice.
*If you are worried about the relative strength or sweetness of your lemonade, you can add the syrup in stages, tasting along the way.
Cheers to you!
In season or not, we’re enjoying Blood Orange Lemonade at The Morning Star today!
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Hello. I loved this beverage recipe so much that a few days ago I scheduled it for Recipe of the Day on my YayYay’s Kitchen Facebook page. Today’s the day! But when I clicked on the link, it went to an error message saying you hadn’t renewed your domain name. Luckily, you’re on WordPress.com and I found you here. I’ve re-directed my readers–few as they are so far! But every little bit helps, right?
Delightful beverage! Hoping i can still find some blood oranges here in San Francisco. Want. To. Taste.
We are down to the last few oranges from our boxes of FFA fruit sale in Decmeber. We stil have about 1/2 a bushel of apples in the root cellar too. Your lemonaide looks like a wonderful late winter reminder that summer will be here soon.
Looks so good! A easy one to make. Thank you for sharing, Laurie!
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Citrus is very good. This version of lemonade is wonderful, too. I will be trying it out in spring.
Wonderful! I hope that you enjoy it!
Hmmm looks so refreshing!
Great suggestion, I have been doing a lot of citrus to improve my health so I’m always looking for new approaches.
Wishing you good luck with your health!
I just ate my first blood orange the other day. OH MY LANTA!!!! They are fabulous! A few of them were included in our organic produce shipment. I think we’re going to use the others to make blood orange martinis. Yummm!
Enjoy those martinis! Thanks for the note!