1920s Orangeade Recipe – Historical Food Fortnightly

1920s Orangeade Recipe

I made delicious homemade 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 reducing the 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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18 thoughts on “1920s Orangeade Recipe – Historical Food Fortnightly

  1. I can’t wait to make your recipe for Orangeade, we will really enjoy it! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you will come back and visit us again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. I love vintage recipes! Your Orangeade looks really refreshing and delicious. Although it does have a lot of sugar, you dilute the concentrate in water so I think it is much healthier than so many store bought drinks too. Sharing later today on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page. Thank you so much for bringing this recipe to the party! Hope to see you when the party is back from summer holidays on August 7th 🙂

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