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Blood Orange Lemonade recipe

February 27, 2015

Blood Orange Lemonade Recipe // www.thelovelythings.com

It’s still February. Which means the days are still cold, dreary, snow filled, shovel-the-driveway kind of days and spring feels way to far away (unless you live in Vancouver or somewhere else in the world that doesn’t know what Canadian winters can be like… can someone take me there please??).

So to combat the winter blues I’m bringing spring to the blog today!

When I was in the grocery store the other day I saw that blood oranges were 50% off, and because I like a good deal and have been intrigued by the mysterious blood orange I got a couple of bags in hopes that I could find some good recipe to use them in. And I did! I came across this super simple recipe for blood orange lemonade and it turned out great!

Blood Orange Lemonade Recipe // www.thelovelythings.com

Here’s what you need:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup fresh blood orange juice (4-6 oranges)
1 cup fresh lemon juice (3-4 lemons)
3 cups of water or sparkling water
Fresh mint sprigs if you want it to look pretty

Blood Orange Lemonade Recipe // www.thelovelythings.com

And here’s what you do:

Make a simple syrup by heating the water and sugar over low heat on the stove until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil for a minute or so and then remove from heat. Set aside to let it cool.

Juice your oranges and lemon to get 1 cup of liquid each. If you don’t like pulp make sure you strain it well it get it all out.

Fill a jug with cold water, or the fizzy stuff, and add the juices and syrup. Stir. You can add ice cubes too if you don’t think it’s cold enough. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

You can add some extra loveliness by sugaring the rim, adding fresh mint, or throwing in some sliced orange or lemon.

Blood Orange Lemonade Recipe // www.thelovelythings.com

Blood Orange Lemonade Recipe // www.thelovelythings.com

Blood Orange Lemonade Recipe // www.thelovelythings.com

Blood Orange Lemonade Recipe // www.thelovelythings.com

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