How to make orange syrup – aromatic 4-ingredient recipe

How to make orange syrup – aromatic 4-ingredient recipe

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Fruity, aromatic and very tasty is the orange syrup. With it you can conjure up delicious refreshing drinks and cocktails or refine desserts and pastries. How to make orange syrup yourself, I show you here. It’s easy, quick and requires few ingredients. A detailed orange syrup recipe with exact quantities and step-by-step instructions can be found below.

For desserts, cocktails, cakes and co.

With the homemade orange syrup you can mix delicious alcoholic or non-alcoholic cocktails. Diluted with water, it makes a refreshing and aromatic thirst quencher. The orange syrup adds a special flavor to various desserts. Refine ice cream, yogurt or semolina porridge with it. The homemade orange syrup is also perfect for soaking sponge cake layers and other pastries.

Orange syrup recipe

Homemade orange syrup as a gift

The homemade orange syrup is ideal for giving as a gift to loved ones. Beautifully packaged, it is a nice sweet surprise from the kitchen for anyone with a sweet tooth. For example, the orange syrup passes perfectly as a Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day gift.

Without water and with a long shelf life

I made my orange syrup without water, using only orange juice, orange zest, sugar and a little lemon juice for a slightly tart note. If you like it even more tart, you can put in more lemon juice or some citric acid instead. I used a 1:1 ratio of orange juice and sugar. This way, the orange syrup tastes quite sweet, but a small amount of it is enough to refine drinks or desserts. In addition, the high sugar content ensures that the syrup has a long shelf life and is slightly thickened in consistency without having to boil it down for a long time. Depending on your taste, you can reduce the amount of sugar. In this case, the shelf life of the syrup is shortened.

Homemade gift from the kitchen

The homemade orange syrup is

  • fruity,
  • sweet,
  • delicious,
  • very aromatic,
  • with a long shelf life,
  • perfect for drinks, desserts, cakes,
  • ideal as a gift,
  • easy and quick to make with four ingredients.

Simple orange syrup recipe

Following this simple recipe, you can quickly make the fruity and aromatic orange syrup with just four ingredients. Here you can get a rough idea of how the preparation works and what you need for it. The exact quantities and step-by-step instructions for making the orange syrup can be found in the recipe box below.

For the recipe you need only

  • oranges – orange juice and orange zest,
  • sugar
  • and lemon juice.

How to make orange syrup: here’s how (Check out the detailed recipe below.)

  1. You put orange juice, orange zest, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan, bring the mixture to a boil while stirring, then simmer it for about 5 minutes.
  2. Then pour it through a sieve and pour the collected syrup into glass bottles. Done!

Aromatic syrup

How to make orange syrup: tips and tricks

  • Use orange zest from organic oranges to avoid pesticides that accumulate in the zest.
  • You can dry the orange zest left over after straining the syrup and use it to enhance cakes or desserts.
  • Instead of lemon juice, you can use food grade citric acid. Adjust the amount to taste.
  • You can reduce the amount of sugar. Note that the less sugar you use, the shorter the shelf life of the homemade orange syrup. Also, its consistency will be thinner with less sugar.

Have you made orange syrup using this recipe? I look forward to hearing your results, your star rating, and your comment below here on how it turned out and tasted.

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How to make orange syrup – aromatic 4-ingredient recipe

Orange syrup

Fruity, aromatic and very tasty is the orange syrup. With it you can conjure up delicious refreshing drinks and cocktails or refine desserts and pastries. According to this recipe you can make orange syrup yourself. It's easy, quick and requires few ingredients.
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Drinks
Servings 560 ml

Ingredients
  

  • 300 ml orange juice freshly squeezed (from approx. 5 oranges)
  • zest of 5 organic oranges
  • 300 g sugar
  • juice of 1 lemon freshly squeezed

Instructions
 

  • Put orange juice, orange zest, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan.
  • Bring the orange-sugar mixture to a boil, stirring, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Pour the orange mixture through a sieve, catch the syrup in a sterilized glass bottle and seal it. Let the orange syrup cool.

Notes

  • Instead of lemon juice, you can use food grade citric acid. Adjust the amount of it to taste.
  • You can reduce the amount of sugar. The less sugar you use, the shorter the shelf life of the homemade orange syrup. In addition, with less sugar, its consistency will also be thinner.
  • Note the detailed tips and tricks for making the orange syrup at the top of the post.

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