Blood Orange Lemonade

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Simple Syrup:

1 cup of sugar 

1/2 cup water

Lemonade:

1 cup fresh blood orange juice, 6 to 7 oranges

1 cup fresh lemon juice, 4 to 5  lemons

3 cups water

1/2 blood orange for garnish

Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

Ginger (optional)

In a medium saucepan heat sugar and water for about 5 minutes until all the sugar is dissolved and it becomes a syrup consistency. Set aside to cool slightly.

Juice blood oranges and lemons in separate measuring cups. In a pitcher, add the blood orange juice, lemon juice, water, and simple syrup. If you don't like pulp then just place a sieve over the pitcher and run it through that.  Pour over ice and serve with blood orange slices and mint as garnish. 

If you want it with a kick, then juice a piece of ginger and add it. Highly recommend. 

Stays good in the fridge for 3 days. 

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