Freshly squeezed orange juice is one of my favourite drinks ever since I was a kid. Occasssionally, I settle for supermarket orange juice. But depending on the brand you buy, some can be overly sweet and acidic. It’s not really how I like my orange juice, to be honest.
When the Orange Farmers’ Market welcomed truck loads of oranges, I jumped at the opportunity to buy them from the growers. This somehow makes me feel better as a consumer. Although they all came in different sizes, slightly freckled and matte (not glossy), I happily embraced their imperfection as I know if I were to grow them myself, they will look similar to these.
When these came home with me, I know immediately I wanted to make my own freshly squeezed orange juice and honey, just like how my mum used to make it for me. I even used an old fashion glass juicer, similar to the one owned by my mum. The only twist I’ve made is to top the juice up with sparkling mineral water. A little touch which makes orange juice even more refreshing!
Sparkling Orange Juice & Honey
What you’ll need to fill a 220ml/7.4 fluid ounces glass:-
- 1 orange (you can have more oranges if you wish)
- 1 tsp honey *adjust to taste*
- Sparkling mineral water to fill the glass
(1) Juice an orange and then transfer the juice into a glass. (2) Stir in honey until it dissolves in the juice. (3) Fill the glass with sparkling mineral water. Serve immediately.
Note – It takes some time to dissolve the honey in the orange juice. You can add a tiny bit of hot water to help the honey to dissolve but I have read that high temperature will ruin some of the good properties in the honey.