Fancy drinks are a fun touch to add to a picnic, and an easy way to change things up and make them a little more romantic. Putting a little time into creating a unique drink shows your special someone how much you care. We often spend so much time on food, that drinks can often be neglected. Fresh, fruity and fancy drinks are also another way to use all that great fresh summer fruit! ThisĀ orange lime drinkĀ is without alcohol, but one could easily add a little rum or vodka.

Sparkling Orange Lime Refresher

by Healthy Way To Cook

Keywords: mix beverage orange juice


Ingredients (6 servings)

  • 1 quart freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 6 limes, juiced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 cups Club soda
  • 8 to 10 sprigs fresh mint for garnish


Pour the orange juice and lime juice into a large pitcher, add the sugar and chopped mint and mix well, then put in refrigerator to chill.

To serve at picnic, put ice in tall glasses, add 1/4 cup Club soda in each glass, then pour in juice mixture.

Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

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