Monday, June 17, 2013

Making Memories Monday -Naranjada!

Mexico is full of wonderful flavors!  We've tried lots of new food and drinks this past year.  The kids' palates have even begun to expand.  Our favorite new drinks are Naranjada (orangeade) and Limonada (limeade).  These drinks are made with fresh orange or lime juice, a little sugar, and either regular or mineral water.  We like the sparkly kind best!  You can order these at most restaurants, but we've recently started making our own.  Here is a simple recipe if you'd like to give it a try:

Step 1:  Find some nice juicy oranges (or lemons or limes) to squeeze!  The kids bought me an electric citrus juicer for my birthday, and it is wonderful.  We are blessed to be able to find fresh citrus year around here in Oaxaca.     

Step 2:  Find an assistant to help taste the citrus.

Step 3:  Mix the juice and sugar.  You will need about 2-3 cups of juice.  Add sugar to taste (~1/4 - 1/2 cups for orange or more for lime/lemon).

Step 4:  Add plain or mineral water (we used mineral water here).

Step 5:  Enjoy!  It makes a great drink for Family Game Night (every Thursday at our house)! 

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