1920s Orangeade Recipe – Historical Food Fortnightly

1920s Orangeade Recipe

I made an orangeade for the Historical Food Fortnightly challenge 6: Juicy Fruits. It’s a recipe from 1922. It’s one of the best soft drinks I’ve ever made! 🙂

orangeade soft drink historical food fortnightly 2016


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups fresh orange juice
  • 1 quart water
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

orangeade recipe tutorial

‘Boil sugar and water 5 minutes, adding orange rinds. Strain, chill, add fruit juices and dilute to taste with ice water.’

1922 orangeade

The orangeade has a wonderful taste of orange; and it’s easy and fast to make (apart from the cooling time of the syrup). I thought about using less sugar, but the orangeade isn’t too sweet because of the fresh orange and lemon juice.

1920s Orangeade Recipe

The orangeade is perfect for a hot summer day! 🙂

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