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Iced Lemon Orange Refresher Drink

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Refresher is a fancy word for soft drinks, especially when refreshing! And although we’ve enjoyed soft drinks since we were kids, refreshers are trendy right now, and that’s exciting!

Making refreshers at home is easier than you think. You only need the right recipe to ensure the sweet and tangy flavors are balanced. The rest is easy! So, why not make an iced lemon-orange refresher drink?

Iced Lemon Orange Refresher Drink

Why Make Iced Lemon Orange Refreshers?

Citrus fruit is heavenly. Sweet and sour, refreshing and packed with nutrients. We should all consume more lemons and oranges. Citrus fruit is also easy to find all year round, so why not make the most of them?

This is no regular refresher, though; it’s meant to be shared with friends and family, especially on warm days, spending the evening on the porch or backyard. The recipe below makes four glasses of lemon-orange refresher, so make an entire batch at once!

What Goes Into Iced Lemon Orange Refreshers?

To make this refreshing drink, we’ll start with freshly squeezed orange juice. Try to use fresh juice and not the one that comes in a box. You’ll also need lemon juice, if fresh, even better.

Although orange juice is relatively sweet, you’ll need a few ounces of simple syrup to balance the tartness — use your favorite low-calorie sugar substitute if you prefer. The rest is topping our refresher with sparkling water to lighten it up and give it a lovely fizz.

Although this one is all about its refreshing flavor, the looks matter as well, so garnish your refreshers with orange wheels — make it look as tasty as it really is!

Tips for the Perfect Iced Lemon Orange Refresher

  • Fresh juice has no substitution. If you can’t find fresh orange and lemon juice, use other fresh juice before reaching out to the stuff in a box.
  • Make a pitcher or lemon-orange refresher and store it in the fridge until ready to serve. Then, just pour it over fresh ice. That way, you don’t dilute it as much. If making ahead, add the sparkling water before serving.
  • Add a tablespoon of green bean coffee powder to add a caffeine boost.

How to Make It

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Total Time10 min
  • Serving Size4
  • Energy182 cal




In a pitcher, combine the orange and lemon juice.


Sweeten with simple syrup or sugar and stir until dissolved.


Fill four glasses with ice and orange wedges as a garnish and pour the iced lemon-orange refresher.


Top with sparkling water and stir to combine.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size4
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories182
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat0.6 g78 g0.77%
  • Saturated Fat0.3 g20 g1.5%
  • Sodium28 mg2300 mg1.22%
  • Total Carbohydrate43.8 g275 g15.93%
  • Dietary Fiber0.5 g28 g1.79%
  • Total Sugars16.2 g
  • Protein1.5 g50 g3%
  • Calcium15 mg1300 mg1.15%
  • Iron2 mg18 mg11.11%
  • Potassium428 mg4700 mg9.11%
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