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Rating: 4.24 stars
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

A refreshing change from lemonade. If you don't care for pulp in your drink, feel free to strain the juice before you add it to the water.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
10 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring 2 cups water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan; cook at a boil for 3 minutes, stirring to dissolve sugar, and creating a simple syrup.

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  • Combine simple syrup, 6 cups water, orange juice, and lemon juice in a large pitcher; refrigerate until cold.

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 43.2g; fat 0.1g; sodium 7.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2012
Orangeade takes me back to my childhood and a hot dog restaurant in downtown Cincinnati that served the best orangeade ever. I made half a recipe but thought the orange flavor was just a little too diluted. I added the juice from another two oranges which brought the right balance between the water and the orange flavor. I thought this recipe was a little sweet, so next time I will reduce the sugar. I definitely will make again and maybe even try Splenda to reduce the calories. Nice change from all the lemonade, limeade, ice tea that I drink in summer. Whatever happened to restaurants serving orangeade??? Read More
(24)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/05/2015
This was really diluted and I like many others had to add a bunch of orange to get the orange juice flavor. I also added more sugar. Read More
(3)
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2012
Orangeade takes me back to my childhood and a hot dog restaurant in downtown Cincinnati that served the best orangeade ever. I made half a recipe but thought the orange flavor was just a little too diluted. I added the juice from another two oranges which brought the right balance between the water and the orange flavor. I thought this recipe was a little sweet, so next time I will reduce the sugar. I definitely will make again and maybe even try Splenda to reduce the calories. Nice change from all the lemonade, limeade, ice tea that I drink in summer. Whatever happened to restaurants serving orangeade??? Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2013
I had a lot of fresh oranges and this was a good way to use then other than just juice. I did double the orange juice and added more lemon to taste. Very refreshing drink. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2013
I didn't really care for the final result but my husband thought it was great. He said that it could have relied more on the orange flavor. I will definitely make this again possibly with the addition of more orange juice. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/05/2015
This was really diluted and I like many others had to add a bunch of orange to get the orange juice flavor. I also added more sugar. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2014
I appreciate lutzflcat's advice to add two more oranges and less sugar because it gave a 4 star recipe a 5 star rating boost!! Thank you for the wonderful idea of orangeade as a refreshing alternative to standard summertime beverages couldbeanyone!! Yum!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2015
It was so refreshing my brothers loved it.I will definitely make it again.it was great! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/04/2016
1 1/2 cups of sugar sounded like a lot so I made it with only one cup of sugar. It still came out way too sweet. I should have used half a cup or less. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2017
It was awesome I felt like I was going back to my childhood my mom makes this every year on my birthday it is awesome!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2017
My husband had some orangeade at a local restaurant and asked me to make some. I initially made this recipe as written (a 4-star recipe) and thought the orange flavor was on the weak side as others mentioned. I added the juice of 2 additional oranges as suggested by others and refrigerated it overnight. My husband tried it the next morning and thought it was perfect. Read More
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