Key West Citrus Coolers

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 3 mins

You are going to love this! What a great way to cool off in this summer heat. Very refreshing! This can be started ahead up to one week, or as little as 3 hours ahead of time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 3 cups water and sugar to boil in large saucepan over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  2. Boil 3 minutes.
  3. Transfer syrup to bowl; cover.
  4. Chill until cold, at least 3 hours and up to 1 week.
  5. Mix lime juice, orange juice, 3 cups syrup, and 3 cups water in large pitcher (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill).
  6. Fill glasses with ice.
  7. Pour cooler over.


Most Helpful

Very delicious! I made this this afternoon as we're having some people come over for lunch tomorrow; so I plan to serve this tomorrow afternoon. But the big question is - Will it remain till tomorrow?! With bro. and me in the house, and, I really have this need to have orange and lime juice today, so, hmm, I dont know if we will let this remain till tomorrow. It's truly good! Thank YOU for posting, Auntie Bev'll!

Charishma_Ramchandani April 09, 2003

I made two batches of this yummy cooler. I poured it into gallon-size jugs and put them in the freezer. I thawed out one jug today for all the company I have around here. We thought this was a wonderful fresh citrus flavored drink that kept us cool and refreshed. Thanks Bev. Happy Fourth of July.

ratherbeswimmin' July 03, 2003

This was delicious! I think next time I'll add some ginger ale for an extra bit of sparkle.

Julieannie July 01, 2009

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