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Orange Refresher

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Ingredients
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon rind 1 , cut in strips and bitter white part removed
  Orange rind 1 , cut in strips and bitter white part removed
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Orange juice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Vodka/Club soda 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Bottled lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ice cubes 2
  Red seedless grapes 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

1. Combine the sugar, the 1 cup water and the lemon and orange rinds in a small saucepan. Bring to boiling and boil for 8 to 10 minutes or until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is syrupy. Remove and discard the rinds. Cool the syrup to room temperature.
2. Pour the cooled syrup into a large pitcher. Stir in the 3 cups water, orange juice, vodka or club soda and bottled lemon juice; blend well. Add ice cubes to chill.
3. To serve, pour the mixture into stemmed glasses. Garnish with small clusters of red seedless grapes or other fresh fruit, cut up in small pieces, if you wish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Wine And Drink
Method: 
Mixing
Drink: 
Cocktail
Ingredient: 
Orange
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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