Orange squash can be made quickly at home using fresh oranges, it is a simple and easy beverage recipe. I made this squash with a sweet variety of oranges that we get in India, these oranges are very juicy. This orange squash is better than the squash that we get at stores. Depending on the sweetness of the oranges you can increase or decrease the amount of sugar. I used organic unrefined cane sugar but you can also use regular sugar.
Orange squash is a preservative fruit drink. I added a preservative to this squash, potassium metabisulphite. As if you don’t add the preservative it will get spoiled soon. I also added saffron to this squash but you can skip it easily. Use a good quality glass bottle or jar to store this squash.
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Orange squash can be made quickly at home using fresh oranges, it is a simple and easy beverage recipe.
First, in a large pan dissolve sugar in water and then add lemon juice.
Stir well and keep the pan on stove top.
Let it come to a complete boil, then simmer the mixture for about 6 to 7 minutes on a low flame. When touching the sugar mixture you should feel a little stickiness.
once done, remove the impurities from the sugar solution by straining it.
The color of the strained sugar solution is dark as I used unrefined cane sugar. Let the sugar solution to cool at room temperature.
Peel the oranges and add it to the blender jar in batches. Blend it for few seconds until the oranges crushed well.
Using a spoon press the pulp so that all the juice is strained well.
Immediately add the orange juice to the sugar solution or else it will become bitter.
Next, add the potassium metabisulphite to 1/4 cup of the orange squash and stir well to dissolve.
Add this preservative solution the remaining orange squash and stir well.
Then pour the orange squash into the jars.
Close the lid tightly and refrigerate the orange squash for 3 to 4 days or for a week.
While serving dissolve 1/4 part of orange squash with 3/4 parts of chilled water at room temperature. You can garnish with orange slices and mint leaves and serve immediately.