Post and images by guest blogger, Rebecca White, of A Pleasant Little Kitchen.
That first sip of homemade lemonade resonates for a lifetime. Every time I enjoy a cold glass of this classic sip, I’m instantly transported to my hometown and its yearly small-town festival. This childhood favorite never gets old.
Cold, tart and sweet lemonade alongside hot weather pair perfectly together… but what about cold weather and cold lemonade? Well, I think they are two peas in a pod.
It’s during the winter months when citrus are at their brightest prompting me every January to make use of the variety of fruit that Market Street has readily available. From limes to grapefruit there’s an ample amount of citrus to choose from at your local Market Street.
This year, I’m craving a change in my wintertime lemonade— I want to add a bit of fun: fresh orange juice. Lemon-Orangeade is bright, cheery and unexpected. This concoction is the perfect combination of fresh lemon AND orange juices. Every cupful brings a smile—a perfect elixir for the start of a new year.
When it comes to selecting the right orange I always rely on Market Street’s seasonal best, where there is always ample selection of the season’s bounty.
This spin on classic Homemade Lemonade is simple to create and is the perfect winter pick-me up. Enjoy!
Author note: This recipe is easily doubled. If a more sugary lemonade is desired, add more simple syrup to taste.
5 ounces of fresh lemon juice (juice from about 4 ½ to 5 lemons)
7 ounces of fresh orange juice (juice from about 1 to 2 oranges)
1 1/4 cups simple syrup, chilled (recipe below)
4 cups water
pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients into a large pitcher. Stir and place in the fridge to chill.
for the Simple Syrup
Combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Heat through and stir until sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and cool for 15 minutes. Place into the fridge and use as directed.