Key West Citrus Coolers

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

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  1. Charishma_Ramchanda
    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!
  2. ratherbeswimmin
    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.
  3. Julieannie
    This was delicious! I think next time I'll add some ginger ale for an extra bit of sparkle.
  4. rosslare
    Refreshing and healthy!
  5. aekdb_dorn
    This is a great summer drink, and is also good with a little rum, to bring you truly to the Keys!


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