Fresh Orange Juice
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Add a couple of ice cubes to a glass before serving for a refreshing, summer beverage
5 l water
1.5 kg oranges
500 g sugar
You will also need
3 tsp salt
6 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1. First, prepare the citrus. Get a dish large enough to fit 1.5 kg of oranges inside, fill it with warm water and add the salt and bicarbonate of soda. Mix it together, then add the citrus and leave for 2 hours.
2. Rinse the fruit and cut it into small pieces. Place in a large pot and add water. Take it off the heat once it reaches boiling point. Leave it for a couple of minutes to cool down before blending. Then add the sugar.
3. Cover and leave overnight to allow the sugar to completely dissolve. Once it has cooled, pour it into clear glass bottles and keep it in the fridge for up to 1 week.
If you want to freeze the juice you should use plastic bottles instead of glass ones. If your oranges are not sweet enough you can add more sugar in step 2, or if the finished product is too sweet you can always add extra water.
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