Refreshing Citrusade

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I thought, if lemonade existed, why couldn’t I just add a couple of other citrus juices, and make it a combo citrusade? Hmm, I thought that lime, orange and lemon sounded like a really awesome combination.

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That sounded awesome because on the day I made it, I had to go out and eat, which meant I should not be making a big meal, that’s always difficult as I loved making big meal (always hungry…)

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I also had a bit of osmanthus left so I added that, those are pretty rare and can be found online or in some Asian grocery stores in the tea section, but it’s not necessary for you to add, it does add a fragrance though.

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So yes, it was a really awesome success and ended up tasting all “mixed fruited” if you know what I mean, haha. Next time, I might combine some pink stuff to make more pink lemonade, even though I have made that before.

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Refreshing Citrusade

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup/agave
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
A few ice cubes
1 cup filtered cold water
A pinch of dried osmanthus flower (optional)

Combine the lime, lemon and orange juice in a bowl, then add the maple syrup/agave and vanilla extract.

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Stir very well until everything is mixed evenly and dissolved, then add the cold water, ice cubes and if using, a pinch of osmanthus flowers.

Serve immediately.

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Note: If you want the juice to be colder, feel free to store it in the freezer for an hour, then it would become very cold and icy. Also, feel free to double or triple the recipe to make a big batch to store.

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Refreshing Citrusade
Serves: 2
 

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1½ tablespoons pure maple syrup/agave
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • A few ice cubes
  • 1 cup filtered cold water
  • A pinch of dried osmanthus flower (optional)

Instructions
  1. Combine the lime, lemon and orange juice in a bowl, then add the maple syrup/agave and vanilla extract.
  2. Stir very well until everything is mixed evenly and dissolved, then add the cold water, ice cubes and if using, a pinch of osmanthus flowers.
  3. Serve immediately.


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