Honey Orange Lemonade

Nothing says summer like a tall glass of Honey Orange Lemonade! This lemonade variation is naturally sweetened with a quick honey simple syrup and made with freshly squeezed oranges and lemons. Celebrate the warmer weather with a refreshing glass of Honey Orange Lemonade!

Two mason jars filled with honey orangeade.

Nothing says the start of summer like citrus trees in full bloom, especially in Arizona. When the temperatures started warming up, boxes and boxes of citrus were all around the neighborhood, up for grabs.

Our neighbor across the street has a fully mature orange tree that is probably 50 years old by now. At the beginning of the orange season, she came over and asked if Greyson wanted to help pick some oranges off her tree.

Two mason jars filled with ice, orange slices and Honey Orange Lemonade.

Does a toddler ever say no to a new adventure? Certainly not mine.

He came back with as many oranges as his dad and he could carry. Which left me with needing to figure out how to use up as many oranges as possible.

Freshly squeezed orange juice was the first thing that came to mind. But I wanted to do something a little different with it. Knowing that the oranges were sweet, I thought the combination of sweet oranges and tart lemons would be perfect for sipping on in the warmer months.

Two mason jars filled with homemade honey orange lemonade and ice.

I also wanted to be able to share this drink with my toddler. If you've been around here for long, you know we try to limit the amount of sugar that our son gets as much as possible. One way that we do that is by using more natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup or fruit.

So to sweeten this Honey Orange Lemonade just a bit, I made a quick "simple syrup" with honey. It's made the same way as a regular simple syrup, by boiling water and honey until the honey dissolves.

Two mason jars filled with ice, honey, and orange slices.

Making that simple syrup not only sweetened the lemonade but it also added this warmth to the drink that I absolutely love!

This Honey Orange Lemonade is perfect for sharing!

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A refreshing beverage infused with the flavors of honey and orange, creating a delightful honey orange lemonade.

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Two mason jars filled with homemade honey orange lemonade and ice.

Honey Orange Lemonade

Nothing says summer like a tall glass of Honey Orange Lemonade! This lemonade variation is naturally sweetened with a quick honey simple syrup and made with freshly squeezed oranges and lemons. Celebrate the warmer weather with a refreshing glass of Honey Orange Lemonade!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 cups
Author: Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

Ingredients

Honey Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup honey

Honey Orange Lemonade

  • 2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • Honey Simple Syrup

Instructions

  • In a pot, warm water and honey over low heat. Stir. Once honey has dissolved, remove from heat and let cool.
  • Juice lemons and oranges and pour juice into a large pitcher. Add water.
  • Once honey simple syrup has cooled, add to pitcher. Refrigerate for an hour before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 0.1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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2 Comments

  1. We made this as a special New Year’s Day drink with dinner. Both oranges (renewal and refreshment) and honey (sweetness and prosperity) represent what we are hoping for in 2021. This recipe is both simple and delicious! Thank you!

  2. I like sipping on lemonade during the summer, it?s so refreshing. I can only imagine the lemon and orange are delightful together.