This is such a beautiful, refreshing drink. It’s perfect for any summer's night dinner party.
Vanilla Orange Syrup
- 300 ml lemon juice
- 200 ml orange juice
- 200 g raw sugar (you can use coconut sugar if you like too)
- 1 vanilla pod
- 2 cups of water
Place all ingredients into a pot and allow to come to the boil, reduce heat and simmer until sugar is dissolved and it has a syrup-like texture (approximately 5 minutes).
Allow to cool completely. Pull out the vanilla pod and cut in half length ways. Take out the vanilla seeds, put these in the syrup and then put back the pod. Pour into a glass bottle.
- 3 mint stalks
- 5 strawberries quartered
- 6 lime wedges
- 6 lemon wedges
To mix add 1 cup of the syrup to 1 litre of soda water. Put in the mint, strawberries, lemon and lime wedges and stir well.
If your not sure how to get the vanilla beans out of the pod have a look at this Link
Sarah's Tips and Tricks
You can make it in advance and it will keep well in the fridge for a few months