Orangeade in the shade

Summertime is here, and I loves-me some good lemonade on a hot summer day, but occasionally I tire of the same ol’ lemonade recipe all the time and need a bit of variety.  I am a big fan of making Adagio’s Fruit Medley tea iced — it tastes just like Kool-Aid, but is all natural with only the natural sugar that exists in the fruit — but this post is not about that alternative.  It is about another alternative to lemonade that I only recently discovered: orangeade.  Fundamentally, it is the same as lemonade, but with a different fruit:

Orangeade Recipe


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (~3-4 oranges)
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • In a large pot over medium heat, dissolve one cup of sugar into one cup of water. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved, creating a simple syrup. Turn heat to low.
  • Add 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice and lemon juice to the simple syrup. Stir.
  • Add 3 cups water. Remove from heat and stir.
  • Pour Orangeade into a serving container and keep refrigerated. Serve cold over ice.
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Brian Enigma

Brian Enigma is a Portlander, manipulator of atoms & bits, minor-league blogger, and all-around great guy. He typically writes about the interesting “maker” projects he's working on, but sometimes veers off into puzzles, software, games, local news, and current events.

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