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Blood Orange Lemonade + The Winner

This Blood Orange Lemonade is a refreshing drink made with real food ingredients!
Blood Orange Lemonade | Buttered Side Up
Blood Orange Lemonade | Buttered Side Up
Blood Orange Lemonade | Buttered Side Up
Blood Orange Lemonade | Buttered Side Up
Blood Orange Lemonade | Buttered Side Up
Blood Orange Lemonade | Buttered Side UpBlood Orange Lemonade | Buttered Side Up
I must admit that I don’t really care for blood oranges. We picked up a bag at the supermarket and were very disappointed at the taste. Maybe we got a bad batch, but I was quite underwhelmed.
And so I decided to juice them and turn them into a delicious drink. I also had some lemon juice leftover from making lemon curd, so I had the brilliant idea of combining them into a blood orange lemonade. A quick search on Pinterest (does anyone else use Pinterest like Google?) revealed that it was already a thing. I settled on a reliable-looking recipe and got crack-a-lackin’.
Reuben loved the juice. I had to limit how much he drank so I would have enough to take pictures the next day.

And so something mediocre was rescued and turned into a yummy beverage.

This blood orange lemonade is quite intense: it kind of tastes like a grown-up Kool-Aid. You can use sparkling water in place of the water for a more punch-like effect, or you can add more water to make it less biting/sweet. Whatever you fancy!

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Blood Orange Lemonade

Homemade blood orange lemonade made with real ingredients.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Beverages, Blood Orange, Lemonade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Erica Lea


For the Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

For the Juice:

  • 1 cup blood orange juice
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 3 cups water sparkling or regular


For the syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the sugar and water until the sugar has completely dissolved, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

To assemble:

  1. Pour the juices and water into a pitcher. Add the syrup and stir to combine. Refrigerate into well chilled. Serve over ice, if desired.

Recipe Notes

recipe from food network

And Now For the Winner of the Sucre Macarons! 
I asked y’all to tell me what dessert you were wishing for to enter the giveaway. Seriously, you guys have some awesome cravings.

Using, I selected a winner. And that person is…
Commented #69: Erica (hey, hey!) who was craving chocolate with caramel. Nom nom.

I have emailed Erica with details.

Thank you to all who entered the giveaway.
Have a lovely day!

Recipe Rating


Monday 17th of February 2014

I have been craving lemonade for a while now... you read my mind


Sunday 16th of February 2014

Yummy beverage and GORGEOUS photos! We have a really hard time finding blood oranges at our market but this will make me search a little harder!

Her Cook Book

Thursday 13th of February 2014

in my place, blood orange a little hard to find, sometime I should try it

Elizabeth Hisle

Tuesday 11th of February 2014

Oh, I love blood oranges. They are a little tarter though, so maybe that is what you experienced. In fact, now I am craving them so perhaps I should stop by the supermarket on the way home.

And yes, I definitely use Pinterest like Google. What can I say? The results never fail to impress!

Anna Scandinavian Cottage

Tuesday 11th of February 2014

Nom! I have a couple of the singing their last tune so this will be made :) Oh, I love those Carter's PJ's Helen is wearing, Malva get's the one sent over from the states every Christmas by my aunt who lives in San Diego, they're the comfiest things ever!