Cool off this summer with an Easy 3-Ingredient Orangeade Drink. Refreshing and tasty, it’s the perfect beverage for an end-of-summer celebration.
We love to have casual backyard get-togethers, especially when the weather is more mild, towards the end of summer. We keep it kid-friendly since all of our friends have young kids. I love to make it easy and effortless, so everyone can relax and have a good time.
One of my favorite party hacks for kid-friendly celebrations is to serve drinks in pitchers. That way you can pre-mix fun drinks and serve them easily to a crowd. Recently, I grabbed Lemon Lime Gatorade and orange juice at the store– my plan was to use these ingredients to make a special, festive orangeade for the kiddos.
INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THIS ORANGEADE RECIPE:
- 1 bottle orange juice, 59 fl oz
- 1 bottle lemonade, about 59 fl oz
- 1/4 cup cherry juice
- 1 handful stemmed cherries, optional, for garnish
DIRECTIONS TO MAKE THIS ORANGEADE RECIPE:
- Combine lemonade and orange juice in a large pitcher.
- Pour in cherry juice (will settle to the bottom).
- Serve alongside glasses with ice, garnish with stemmed cherries.
You guys know I love simple, so I keep this drink down to 3 ingredients: Tropicana, lemonade, and a splash of cherry juice. Of course, I finished it off with stemmed cherries for an eye-catching garnish!
To serve, just combine equal parts Tropicana and lemonade in a big pitcher and add a good splash of cherry juice. The red juice will rest on the bottom, making a nice tropical sunset effect. Set some fun glasses (we like mason jars) with ice and colorful straws. Voila – Tropicana cherry juice!
HELPFUL TOOLS TO MAKE ORANGEADE:
- glass pitcher – beautiful pitcher and has a lid for keeping bugs when entertaining outside
- mason jar glasses – handles and lids, which are great for the kiddos!
Kids and parents can pour their own, making it self-serve and super easy for the hosts. By offering crowd-pleasing drink options, like Tropicana and Gatorade, everyone can cool off with an icy beverage that they love.
What is orangeade made from?
Orangeade is made by combining orange juice with sparkling water. You can also use any bubbly product like ginger ale, club soda, tonic water, or sparkling seltzer water.
How do you sweeten freshly squeezed orange juice?
You can use sugar, honey or your favorite sweetener. Just add a small amount at a time until it is to your liking.
Does minute maid orange juice have high fructose corn syrup?
No, as long as it is just orange juice and not a blend!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 24mg Carbohydrates: 69g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 58g Protein: 2g