Homemade orange lemonade – recipe for tangy drink

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A true refreshment for hot summer days is this homemade orange soda. It consists only of natural ingredients and tastes tangy, fruity, delicious. You can easily make it yourself with just a few ingredients. A detailed orange lemonade recipe with exact quantities and step-by-step instructions can be found below.

Homemade orange lemonade

Make orange lemonade yourself instead of buying it

Orange lemonade from the supermarket contains far too much sugar. In addition, there are often flavor enhancers and dyes in it.

So it’s best to make orange soda yourself. That way you know which ingredients you are using. You can determine the amount of sugar according to taste.

By the way, try my classic lemonade, summery strawberry lemonade, fruity rhubarb lemonade or fancy cucumber lemonade.

Dilute as you like

If you like your lemonade flavorful so it tastes a lot like oranges, don’t dilute the orange syrup too much. Then the drink will also be sweeter, although you can already determine the amount of sugar for the syrup itself.

If you like the orange soda rather light in taste and not too sweet, then add more mineral water to the orange syrup.

You can use carbonated or non-carbonated mineral water for the orange lemonade. I usually use sparkling water that comes fresh from my sparkling water maker**.

Orange soda recipe

Refine with herbs

You can add fresh herbs to your homemade orange lemonade. Mint, for example, goes very well with it. You can also refine the soda with lemon balm or thyme.

Herbs make the sparkling refreshing drink particularly aromatic and give it a special flavor note.

Use homemade orange syrup

For the orange lemonade, you can also use the homemade orange syrup from my recipe. If you’ve already made it in stock, all you have to do is dilute it with water.

This way you can make the soda whenever you feel like it. Plus, you’ll have it ready in a flash.

Refreshing drink with citrus fruits

This homemade orange soda is

  • refreshing,
  • fruity,
  • sparkling,
  • sweet-sour,
  • very tasty,
  • cool,
  • aromatic,
  • made from natural ingredients,
  • easy and quick to make,
  • a treat for hot summer.

Quick orange lemonade recipe

The orange lemonade recipe you’ll find here at the end of the post in the recipe box is pretty simple. In a flash, you’ll whip up a sparkling refreshing drink for you and your loved ones.

First, boil the sugar syrup using orange and lemon zest, sugar and a little water. After it cools down, mix it with orange and lemon juice. Then dilute it only with mineral water.

Cool drink

How to make orange lemonade: tips and tricks

  • You can adjust the amount of sugar for the syrup according to your taste.
  • You can make the orange syrup in advance and store it in the refrigerator.
  • You can refine the orange lemonade with fresh herbs, for example with mint.
  • Mineral water, both sparkling and still, can be used for the recipe.
  • The homemade orange soda tastes best fresh, right after preparation. Keep it in the refrigerator. If it is carbonated, transfer it to sealable glass bottles.

Have you made orange lemonade yourself using this recipe? I look forward to hearing your results, your star rating, and your comment below here about how you made and liked the soda.

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Homemade orange lemonade

Homemade orange lemonade

A true refreshment for hot summer days is the orange soda. It consists only of natural ingredients and tastes tangy, fruity, delicious. You can make the orange lemonade with this recipe very easily with a few ingredients.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1.5 l


  • 1 l sparkling water
  • juice of 3 organic oranges freshly squeezed
  • juice of 1 organic lemon freshly squeezed
  • zest of 3 organic oranges
  • zest of 1 organic lemon
  • 120 g sugar** or to taste
  • 70 ml water

to serve

  • organic orange slices
  • ice cubes


  • Mix sugar, orange zest and lemon zest in a saucepan.
  • Add 70 ml of still water and bring to a boil, stirring so that the sugar dissolves before the syrup boils.
  • Boil the sugar syrup for about 3 minutes, take it off the heat, pour it through a sieve and let it cool.
  • Mix orange juice, lemon juice and the sugar syrup in a water carafe.
  • Pour it with sparkling water.
  • Serve the orange lemonade with orange slices and ice cubes.


  • You can adjust the amount of sugar for the syrup according to taste.
  • You can refine the orange lemonade with fresh herbs, for example with mint.
  • You can also make the orange soda with non-carbonated mineral water.
  • Note the detailed tips and tricks for making the orange lemonade yourself at the top of the post.

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