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Orange Lemonade

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With only three ingredients and ten minutes, you’ll have this delicious Orange Lemonade drink to enjoy on a hot summer day or all year round.


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We all enjoy sitting back with a glass of nice cold lemonade on a hot summer day. But let’s be honest, sometimes you want a little kick in your glass! Orange Lemonade to the rescue!

I love orange juice lemonade because it only takes a handful of simple ingredients! Nothing too fancy here!

I also love this orange lemonade juice because it is a break from the original. It’s unique enough to be interesting without losing that classic lemonade flavor.

Plus orange juice and lemonade is really easy to make! No stove top required.

And this orange cooler can be ready in under 10 minutes! I’ll take that kind of recipe any day!


zoomed out image of glass of orange lemonade with a slice of orange and slice of lemon on the edge.


What Ingredients are in Orange Lemonade?

This easy recipe is of homemade orange lemonade and it’s even good for your immune system!

You only need three ingredients that you can easily pick up at the grocery store!

  • Frozen Orange Juice: You can pick this up in the freezer section of most grocery stores.
  • Lemon Juice: Fresh lemons are the only way to go here! You’ll need to squeeze quite a few of them to get enough juice.
  • Sugar: It’s too tangy without the sugar so be sure not to leave it out!

Pro Tips:

  • If you’re trying to go low sugar, use a sugar substitute instead of omitting it altogether.
  • Lemon juice concentrate would work in a pinch, but you’ll find the flavor to be quite lacking.
  • Garnish with fresh orange slices!


top side view of orange lemonade in a glass ready to enjoy


How to Make Orange Lemonade

Orange lemonade has got to be one of the simplest recipes on my website! Are you ready for how to make it?

  1. Mix!

That’s it! No secret steps, nothing crazy, mix everything together with a little water and done!

It’s a great addition to your daily diet because it’s full of vitamin c and perfect for a hot day!

Pro Tips:

  • You may need to let the lemonade chill for a little while to get to the right temperature.
  • Use cold water to reduce the amount of time you need to chill.
  • If you add ice cubes, add just before serving. You don’t want to dilute the flavors too much!


top view looking down of juice in a glass


Can You Mix Orange Juice and Lemonade?

Definitely! While it may seem too heavy on the citrus, it’s actually a really great pairing.

Now, I haven’t personally tried mixing orange juice with regular lemonade from the store.

Honestly, I like knowing there are only three ingredients in my lemonade, not a whole host of ingredients I can’t name.

If you do mix orange juice with lemonade from the store though, let me know how you like it below!


pitcher of orange lemonade ready to serve


How to Store Orange Lemonade

Any leftover fresh juice of orange lemonade should be kept in the fridge.

I like to keep it in a covered container or pitcher. This prevents the odors in the fridge from impacting it.

It also keeps the kids from knocking it over and spilling sticky lemonade all over the place!

If you don’t have a lid for your pitcher, you can always wrap the top with plastic wrap.


pitcher full of juice with slices of oranges and lemons floating inside.


Can You Make Orange Lemonade Ahead of Time?

Definitely! Orange lemonade tastes as great the next day as the day you made it.

Just be sure to keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it.

And in my house that also means labeling it with a big “don’t touch” sign! It’s hard to resist drinking that yummy lemonade!

I’ll even label it with something like “simple syrup” and a closed container.

That keeps the kids from knowing what it is and makes it so you’ve still got the wound healing drink (vitamin c!) when you need it!


side view of orange lemonade in a pitcher


Can You Freeze Orange Lemonade?

Yes! It’s easy to freeze this orange lemonade recipe to store it for later.

First, transfer the lemonade to a freezer safe and airtight container.

Leave about ½ inch of space at the top of your container as liquid expands when frozen.

Then freeze until you’re ready to use it.

When ready, thaw by placing the lemonade in the fridge overnight.

Don’t forget to label your container first thing so your lemonade doesn’t get lost!


side view of orange lemonade in a glass


How Long Does Orange Lemonade Last?

In the fridge, orange lemonade will stay fresh for up to two weeks! I’ve never had it last that long because it’s so yummy!

But if you need it, to, it’ll stay fresh for a surprisingly long time!

And if frozen, the lemonade will last for up to 6 months! So you could make it in the spring and enjoy it any time during the summer!

So next time you make it, it would be a good idea to double it! One batch for drinking now and one batch for drinking later!


glass full of juice with orange slices floating in juice


More Recipes That Use Oranges…

Orange Lemonade is a quick and easy refreshing drink that you’ll love! Make it for your family or keep it as your own special treat! Enjoy!


Yield: 6 Servings

Refreshing Orange Cooler

side view of orange lemonade in a pitcher

With only three ingredients and ten minutes, you'll have this delicious Orange Lemonade drink to enjoy on a hot summer day or all year round.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes



  1. In a half gallon pitcher, combine all ingredients.
  2. Mix well, allowing sugar to dissolve.
  3. Chill until desired temperature.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 31gProtein: 1g
Originally Posted: November 15, 2013

Photos & Text Updated: January 25, 2023

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Saturday 4th of February 2023

My mom used to make this all the time. She used frozen orange juice concentrate and frozen lemonade concentrate. I think it was 2 lemonades to one orange juice. It was so refreshing and delicious. I forgot all about it and now will have to make some. Lol

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