Citrus Refresher


30 min

Citrus Refresher

Citrus Refresher Photo 1


30 min


4 persons




5.00 rating-star (1)

Author: Monica Feluchi

This homemade citrus refresher recipe will certainly surprise you! The taste of the drink is pleasant and refreshing - a perfect choice for hot weather! This beverage is healthy and can be offered even to kids without any hesitations!


  • water : 1 litre
  • lemon : 1 piece (small)
  • lime : 1 piece
  • orange : 2 piece
  • cinnamon sticks : 3 piece
  • cilantro : 2 tsp
  • nutmeg : 0.25 tsp
  • sugar : 300 g
  • instant coffee : 2 Tbsp
  • vanilla essence : 0.5 tsp
  • soda water : 200 ml

Metric Conversion

Stages of cooking

  1. Lets’ start with making brown syrup for the drink. There is no sense to use any food dyes. Instead, take a pot, pour 1 tablespoon of water and add 5 tablespoons of sugar into it. Place the pot on small fire and keep stirring it for about 5 minutes to get the light brown syrup.

    Citrus Refresher Photo 2
  2. In a minute, the water will evaporate.

    Citrus Refresher Photo 3
  3. Then the sugar will start melting.

    Citrus Refresher Photo 4
  4. Finally, the syrup will become light brown, but make sure it is not too dark! As soon as the syrup becomes brown, carefully add 1 glass of hot water and boil the syrup on strong fire for 20-30 seconds. Turn the fire off.

    Citrus Refresher Photo 5
  5. Wash the fruit and peel the zest.

    Citrus Refresher Photo 6
  6. Juice the fruit carefully, having removed the white part of them first.

    Citrus Refresher Photo 7
  7. Take another pot and mix zest, cinnamon sticks, cilantro, nutmeg and 3 tablespoons of sugar in it. Pout 1 liter of water and boil for 1 minute.

    Citrus Refresher Photo 8
  8. Turn the fire off. Add fresh juice, vanilla essence and sugar syrup into the pot.  Now, pour 2 tablespoons of coffee with 150 ml of hot water and wait for 10 minutes. Sift the drink and add it to the syrup.

    Citrus Refresher Photo 9
  9. Wait until your citrus refresher cools down a bit and place it into the fridge for several hours. Then sift the drink and serve it with soda water in 1:1 proportion. Do not forget about ice! Enjoy the drink!

    Citrus Refresher Photo 10

How did you like this article?

You may also like