This Cara Cara Orange and Citrus Drink is refreshing on a hot day. A splash of neutral tasting alcohol turns into a delicious cocktail drink.
A few months ago I posted a recipe for Sweet Potato, Parmesan and Rosemary Biscuits. In that post, I talk about my daughter’s interest in helping me with the food styling and photography for my blog and her desire to help me style a post for lemonade. We never did get around to making a blog post for lemonade, but we did make this Cara Cara Orange and Citrus Drink and my daughter had a great time styling the pictures here.
There is nothing like the freshness of citrus fruit on hot summer days. For this drink, I decided to use some Cara Cara Oranges, they are juicy, sweet and have such a gorgeous colour. I added the juice of one lime and a lemon for a bit more zing. Sweetened with a bit of honey (though you can use the sweetener of your choice), this is a great drink to share with kids on a beautiful summer day. Though the recipe for this drink is without alcohol, you can easily add a splash of a neutral tasting alcohol to turn this into a delicious cocktail for the adults. Enjoy!
Cara Cara Orange and Citrus Drink
- 4 Cara Cara Oranges
- 1 Lime
- 1 Lemon
- 4 tbsp. honey or more to your liking
- 2 cups water
Juice the Cara Cara oranges, lime and lemon and combine in a pitcher. This should yield approximately 2 cups of citrus juice.
Add 2 cups of water (or same amount as the citrus juice).
Add honey (or other sweetener) and stir to dissolve. Taste and add more honey if you would like it sweeter.
Pour into ice-filled glasses. Serve.
I used honey to sweeten this drink but you can use the sweetener of your choice.