Sunday, August 19, 2012

Homemade “Orangina”? You bet!


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I’m sure many of you are familiar with the drink Orangina, right? No? It’s a carbonated citrus beverage made from orange, lemon, mandarin, and grapefruit juices, which was originated in France. Sounds refreshing? Yes, it certainly is. If you’ve tried one before, you probably know it’s a really fun and refreshing drink, and expensive too.  I’m such a cheapskate.


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There are abundance of super sweet oranges from my In-Law's garden throughout the year.  You might remember these Orange Marmalade with Meyer Lemon that I've made with those oranges.  If not, you’ve got to check that out.

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With the super hot weather in L.A.  I really love to enjoy a cool and refreshing drink, in the afternoon or after a good workout.  I love carbonated beverages but soda is just not a healthy option, especially with the frequency and volume of my consumption.  So, I created the Homemade Orangina to quench the thirst! 

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I’ve made several version of this Homemade Orangina and they were all wonderful.  This is really simple to prepare, simply add one part of freshly squeezed juice with equal part of club soda.  Recently, I’ve harvested some tangerines from my In-Law’s garden.  The tangerines were even sweeter than the oranges and they added a nice floral tone to the drink.  If you prefer to add a splash of lemon juice, by all means go for it.  It’s a nice refreshing drink that’s not overly sweet.  Best of all, it’s packed with vitamin C and that’s good for you. 

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I took the pictures of this post in a super hot afternoon and the whole glass of Homemade Orangina was mysteriously evaporated within two minutes right before my eyes! Smile with tongue out

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I hope you’ll give this recipe a try.  Until next time, stay cool and take care.

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Homemade Orangina: (Printable Recipe)

Makes 2 glasses:
6 large oranges, juiced
2 cups club soda

In two tall glasses, add equal part of orange juice and club soda.  Add a few ice cube if desired and enjoy. 

Note: You can substitute 1/2 of the orange juice with tangerine juice and a splash of lemon juice.

18 comments:

  1. I always loved the bottle, but not so much the drink. I prefer your version!

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    1. Oh sure their bottles are cute. Yes, I love the homemade version much better too. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne. :) Happy Friday!

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  3. Oh my goodness, I'm so excited to find this recipe, our family LOVES Orangina. Your pictures are great and make me so thirsty :)

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    1. Thanks, Shannon. I'm glad you like the recipe. ;) Happy Friday to you!

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  4. I love Orangina! I have to try making this refreshing drink myself. It would hit the spot right now :)

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    1. You'll love this homemade version. It's so easy and totally refreshing. Happy Friday my friend.

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  5. Yum, this looks like it would really be tasty on a hot Summer day or after a workout. Love it and such beautiful photos!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment....and reminder I better go work out tomorrow! hahahaa....Happy Friday. ;)

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  6. Yum - great idea for using up the last of oranges (which are now super-sweet & juicy)!

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    1. Oh yeah...love the oranges in the season. I guess my family can only consume so much marmalade...so, this is a great way to use the oranges up. ;) Have a happy Friday!

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  7. We have the Orangina soft drink here definitely not the healthy type. I always love juice from fresh fruits like this one. So refreshing:)

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    1. Hehe...oh yeah. I have to agree homemade ones are always healthier. Or, at least you know what goes into it. ;) Happy Friday my friend.

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  8. I definitely need a few glasses of this...later by the day! haha....
    Kristy

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  9. When life gives you fresh, free oranges, heck, why not make Orangina! ;)

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    1. Thanks for trying! I'm glad you like it. :)

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