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Cara Cara Orange and Citrus Drink

This homemade Cara Cara Orange and Citrus Drink is a healthy juice made without refined sugars. Add a splash of neutral-tasting alcohol to turn it into a delicious cocktail drink.

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Cara Cara Orange and Citrus 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 delicious citrus drink and my daughter had a great time styling the pictures here.

Cara Cara Orange Citrus Drink

There is nothing like the freshness of citrus fruit on hot summer days. Since they are in season, we used Cara Cara Oranges. They're juicy, sweet and have such a gorgeous colour. We also 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 juice to make with the kids on a hot summer day.  The recipe for this juice is made without alcohol but you can easily add a splash of a neutral-tasting alcohol to turn this into a delicious cocktail for adults. Enjoy!SaveSaveSave

Cara Cara Orange and Citrus Drink

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits
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.
4.6 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Servings 5 -6
Calories 95 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Cara Cara Oranges
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Lemon
  • 4 tablespoon honey or more to your liking
  • 2 cups water
  • Ice

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

1. I used honey to sweeten this drink but you can use the sweetener of your choice.

Nutrition

Calories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 233mgFiber: 3gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 235IUVitamin C: 71.1mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword Cara Cara Oranges, Citrus, Drink
Tried this recipe? Have any questions, comments or suggestions? Leave a comment below!Mention @sweetandsavourypursuits or tag #sweetandsavourypursuits!
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mrspeterhall

Saturday 19th of September 2015

looks very refreshing!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Saturday 19th of September 2015

It is very refreshing! Thanks for stopping by.

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Sunday 13th of September 2015

Gorgeous photos. This drink looks so lovely & refreshing.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Sunday 13th of September 2015

Thank you! I'm glad you think so :)

Alex

Thursday 3rd of September 2015

Great pictures, looks like a very refreshing drink

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Friday 4th of September 2015

Thanks so much Alex, have a great long weekend!

nancyc

Thursday 3rd of September 2015

This sounds like a wonderful, refreshing drink–I love the blend of citrus flavors in this!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Friday 4th of September 2015

Thanks Nancy, so do I :)

Myrna

Sunday 30th of August 2015

Looks so refreshing! Can't wait to try it.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Monday 31st of August 2015

Thank you so much Myrna, I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

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