Orange Blossom Lemonade made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup and Nielsen-Massey’s Orange Blossom Water. So delicious and SO refreshing!
I was compensated by Nielsen-Massey Vanillas for my time in developing this recipe and post. All opinions are my own.
I can’t believe it’s almost June and summer is right around the corner. My kids will be out of school and soon, we’ll be relaxing, sleeping in and hitting the pool.
I usually try to schedule lots of summer camps and activities for my kids but this summer, we’re going to relax! We’re going to have some fun. When I was a kid, my parents just let us play outside with our friends and we spent our days exploring and playing in a creek. We had no plans except to go out and run around and it was glorious.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Kids need things to do and their brains still need to be stimulated and used in the summer. I’m just not going to bombard our schedules with different camps and driving my kids around town all day.
First on my list: We’re going to teach Madeline how to ride a bike. She’s still on training wheels and is scared to death of taking them off so it’s not going to be easy. . but I’d love for us to be able to bike as a family, even if it’s just a bike ride to the park. Next, we’re going to finally set up my kids’ lemonade stand.
Last summer they begged me to help them set up a lemonade stand. I bought a table, we made signs and my kids perfected their lemonade recipe. Their recipe was, of course, super sweet and had way too much sugar and not enough lemon. It was basically sugar water.
After some practice, we got the lemonade to a place that was suitable to sell and then the weather was crazy hot. Like, too hot to go outside hot. And then we went on a trip. Needless to say, the lemonade stand never happened.
Well, it’s happening this summer! We’re ready to go…and this time, I’ll have my own batch for me and my friends.
Enter this fabulous Orange Blossom water from Nielsen-Massey, which I used to make orange blossom lemonade. Orange Blossom Water is the perfect addition for lemonade to give it a flavor boost. It’s produced by water distillation of the blossoms of the bitter orange tree and pairs well with lemon and other citrus flavors. I thought . . this is just what I need to amp up the flavor in my lemonade . . to take it from good to great!
The orange blossom water adds dimension and great flavor to this lemonade. I used 2 teaspoons of orange blossom water for this lemonade. The hint of flavor is subtle but I think it helps to enhance the lemon flavor and gives you a truly refreshing and delicious lemonade!
Relaxing by the pool? Throwing a summer party? Or simply need something cold and refreshing to drink on a hot summer day? This Orange Blossom Lemonade is it!! I really hope you give this lemonade a try! It’s so good!
So, summer. . we’re ready for you . . and I’m also praying to the cruise gods for this summer!
P.S. Looking for an equally refreshing summer cocktail? Try my Blueberry Cherry Mojitos!
- 5 cups water, split
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 6 to 7 lemons)
- 2 teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Orange Blossom Water
- fresh mint, orange and lemon slices for garnish
- Using a small saucepan, combine 1 cup water and the sugar. Bring to boil, turn down the heat and stir to dissolve the sugar completely. Allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until chilled.
- When ready, using a pitcher, mix together the lemon juice, 1 cup of simple syrup, remaining 4 cups of water and the orange blossom water. Stir together, taste and add more simple syrup if more sweetness is desired.
- Fill glasses with ice and pour to serve. Garnish with lemon and orange slices and some fresh mint. Enjoy!
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Disclosure: I was compensated by Nielsen-Massey Vanillas for my time in developing this recipe and post. All opinions are my own.