Drink Week: Orange Julep

From pineapple yesterday to oranges today. Here’s another refreshing drink for you from the 1942 edition of The New American Cook Book.

Orange Julep

  • 1 qt orange juice
  • juice from 6 limes
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c chopped mint leaves
  • carbonated water

Combine the fruit juices, sugar, and mint leaves. Chill one hour and strain. Pour over crushed ice in tall glasses. Fill with carbonated water and stir gently. Garnish with mint and orange slices.


I left the mint in the pitcher and strained as I was pouring the drink into the glasses. I’m hoping that the longer this drink chills, the more mint flavor it will have. The addition of carbonated water made this taste and feel like a sparkling orange juice and the lime juice gave it a nice little kick. I would definitely pour myself a glass of this and hang out on my patio watching the birds play in the bird bath or the kids build sandcastles. Again, adjust the amount of carbonated water to suit your tastes. Enjoy!

Here are the links to the rest of this series:

Presidential Punch

Glorified Lemonade

Pineapple Fizz

Two-Toned Fruit Drinks

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