Orange and Grapefruit Lemonade

orange and grapefuit lemonade recipeHappy Monday all!

My weekend was full of far too much drinking and headacheyness. Fun at the time, brutal the morning after – you know the kind I mean. I was saved by some roast chicken and garlic mayo and watching Trevor Noah and Patrice O’neal. Only just realized that chicken and comedy are the perfect duo for fighting a killer hangover. That and staying in your pajamas all day – even after a shower – HEAVEN.
Now, you may think this drink is inappropriate for the season – most people are moving towards Pumpkin lattes already. And while I am the first the gulp down some tasty hot drinks – got my tea beside me as I write – Citrus is an awesome way to get your vitamin C and fight off those pesky flu and cold viruses. Also, not to go on about hangovers – but fizzy water is amazingly refreshing compared to normal water:Ā  I was so dehyrated I felt like I wanted to drink a lakeful of water and fizzy water gives you that “ahhhhhh” feeling, just like coca cola. AWESOME.
homemade orangeade recipe
Some friends had been making their own lemonade with lemon juice and fizzy water, so I thought I would make a grapefruit, orange and lemon syrup instead to add to the fizzy water… with a slice of grapefruit and some ice – you are good to go! If you don’t like grapefruit then add more oranges or lemons in their place.
Here is the recipe for this

Orange & Grapefruit Lemonade:

3 oranges
2 grapefruits
4 lemons
1 large bottle fizzy water
ice cubes
100 g caster sugar (white)
The syrup is simple – just juice your citrus fruits and remove pips. Add to a pot on the stove at medium to high heat stir in the sugar and boil for about 10 minutes – mix only to prevent from burning/sticking and turn down the heat if this happens. Then let the syrup cool and become sticky, before adding about 2 teaspoon of the syrup (or to taste) to a glass of fizzy water – add ice cubes and a slice of grapefruit and some EXTRA lemon juice to make sure you still have the tang!
Trisha xxxx

homemade orangeade recipe


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