24 Jun2007


Sometimes that food light bulb just clicks on and I have to run into the kitchen to experiment. About half of the time I get disastrous results; but sometimes, the results are pretty good… and once in a while, they border on the brilliant. This reverse-engineered Meyer Lemonade was inspired by the previous post juice2on Meyer lemons where I wondered if I could enjoy a lemonade that was made a little softer and sweeter by the addition of Mandarin (ponkan) juice… If you are fond of fresh citrus juices such as dalandan or dayap or kalamansi, you just have to try this lemon/mandarin orange combination…it was an instant hit and I am amazed by how tinkering with a few common ingredients can really result in something so simple, so refreshing and so seemingly new…

To make, take out a fairly large glass (I used this massive wide 24 oz one), into this add the juice of one freshly squeezed traditional or common lemon, seeds removed. Then juice3add the juice of one freshly squeezed medium sized mandarin orange (you can tinker here and add 1.5 mandarins if you like your juice sweeter rather than lemony). I added two small teaspoons of sugar and stirred to dissolve (simple sugar syrup would work better I guess), then about a cup and a half of water and lots of ice cubes. I also added sliced lemons and mandarin oranges for arte and the result was one of the most refreshing lemonades I have ever had! It was really good! I want to trademark this as I am assuming I am the first to discover this combination (though I probably am not…)! Try it the next time you have both lemons and mandarins in your fridge…



  1. Maria Clara says:

    Your fearless tactics in the kitchen pays off. Your cloned Meyer lemonade looks good. Now I am thinking of putting up my lemonade stand in front of my house using your benchmark recipe!!

    Jun 24, 2007 | 5:30 am


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  3. Maricel says:

    Wow that looks perfect for our searing hot weather!

    Jun 24, 2007 | 6:13 am

  4. Ellen says:

    Ang galing mo talagang mag-experiment MM! =) I’ll try this recipe of yours…i’m sure it’s going to work yet again =) MM do u know if or when ur going to have another eyeball in manila? i’m coming to visit again in Dec. i missed ur first one 2 years ago within days =( i’d love to attend ur 3rd eyeball even if ever ur planning another one =)

    Jun 24, 2007 | 4:37 pm

  5. Mylene Keane says:

    Pineapple works great with lemons too. Fresh or canned Del Monte with freshly squeezed lemons or Sunquick lemon concentrate and splenda of course.

    Jun 25, 2007 | 11:55 am

  6. CecileJ says:

    Parang ang sarap…will try this. Am off to buy ponkans as I have lemons already. (P.S. Now you’ve got me wondering about the taste of Meyer lemons!)

    Jun 25, 2007 | 3:50 pm

  7. bernadette says:

    me too! Our calamansi tree however keeps bursting out with soooo many fruits. I have to say that we have the thickest and purest calamansi juice in town :-). But I really am serious in trying out your concoction just to get that meyer-taste! Thanks!

    Jun 25, 2007 | 6:33 pm

  8. emz says:

    great too with just a dollop of honey :)

    Jun 25, 2007 | 9:21 pm


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