AIMEE FORTNEY'S HOMEMADE ORANGEADE
I love citrus anything! Orangeade is a delicious, simple treat to make - perfect treat to fight the heat!
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
*orange zest (optional)
Bring sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan, then remove from heat to cool. Once cool, place into a jar and refrigerate the simple syrup. To make the simple syrup taste even more orangey, add a bit of orange zest to the mixture just as it is boiling.
2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice (**use Florida Valencia oranges)
6 cups water
In a pitcher, mix simple syrup, freshly squeezed orange juice and water. Stir to combine all ingredients and enjoy!