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09-22-2005, 03:01 AM
I am trying to make orange juice and I want to know what orange to water ratio most of you are using. I know I can make it with 100% juice and no water. However, when you have a house full of guest, it just doesn't last long and is labor intensive. I know that when I make lemonade, I go with 1 cup of lemon juice per 3.5 cups of water and then sweeten it with raw agave nectar.
Anyone want to share their orange to water ratio?
09-22-2005, 08:18 AM
100% orange juice, no water.
09-22-2005, 08:20 AM
1 cup oj to 1/2 cup water.
Good luck with your guests!
09-22-2005, 08:38 AM
sweetgoddess, thanks, I was thinking that a little bit of water would be ok, that will make it last a little bit longer.
09-22-2005, 11:20 AM
What this sounds more like is an orangeade. I just do fresh squeezed o.j.., that way I do not have to add any sweetner. I do add crushed ice and blend it into a frosty.
09-22-2005, 01:35 PM
Fresh orange juice is the best, but I hate it with water added, however you can add other fruits to make it last longer, such as grapes, grapefruit, berries, banana, and then if you add a touch of ice, no one will notice, because then it turns into a smoothie.
Also, I usually only drink water, so you might just try serving fresh ice cold water, and maybe even some warm sun tea, or iced sun tea, mint or camomile is especially good,and if you serve it warm add a dash of cayenne and it will taste hot to the tongue. YUMMMM
09-22-2005, 02:22 PM
Since you like almond milk another alternative is to make a dense almond milk, add orange juice and some ice cubes then blend for an orange julius. One of my favorites. I keep the cost down by using 1/2 almonds 1/2 unhulled sesame seeds to make my milk. Add a few drops of vanilla if you have it.
Less expensive still a simple smoothie is juice of an orange + a banana. The orange comes through nicely. I add 1/2c of cold filtered water for more of a milk texture, in fact my smoothies are getting much thinner, I want to drink them, not chew them. ;)
I've also added the juice of a lemon to the juice of 6 oranges and add water gradually to taste. Depends on how tart you like it.
For guests another juice alternative that seems exotic but doesn't have to cost that much [depending where you live] is watermelon juice or smoothies [blend the fruit]. Serve very cold. Optional additions are a sprig of mint in each glass and a dash of honey/ agave. But this is a far cry from orange juice, sorry for going off!
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