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Refreshing Citrus Lemonade

Refreshing citrus lemonade is made with lemon, orange and grapefruit juice. It's the perfect blend of tangy and sweet and will be an instant hit. Easy enough for everyday and tasty enough for special occasions!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword citrus lemonade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 107kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar see note
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice about three lemons
  • 1/3 cup orange juice about 1 orange
  • 2/3 cup grapefruit juice about 1 grapefruit
  • 12 cups water warm, see note

Instructions

  • Juice the lemons, orange, and grapefruit over a fine mesh strainer to catch all the seeds and pulp.
  • In a large pitcher, add the sugar, lemon juice, orange juice, and grapefruit juice. 
  • Add 9 cups of warm water, taste the mixture and finish adding water to your taste. You may want less than 12 cups or more than 12 cups. See note. 
  • Once the water is all added, stir vigorously until all the sugar is dissolved. 
  • Allow to chill and serve. Garnish with mint or basil sprigs. 

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Notes

When adding the sugar, you may want to add less than the listed amount first. You can taste the citrus lemonade and adjust the flavor according to your preference after mixing.
If you are serving it over ice or putting ice in the serving vessel, leave the flavor slightly stronger than you want it to be. This will account for added water as the ice melts, keeping your raspberry lemonade flavorful.

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 41mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 9.6mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.1mg