What’s The Best Way To Make Calamansi?
CALAMANSI – This small little fruit is packed full of health benefits and is common all over the Philippines.
The calamansi or “Philippine Lemon” is basically going to be your Filipino version of the classic lemonade. It’s also used to zest up some of the most well-known Pinoy dishes like pancit or a marinade for meats.
There are also several uses for this fruit outside of the kitchen too! Some people use the fruit as an alternative for skin whitening and acne removal.
You can learn more about the health benefits of this fruit in our previous article:
So what is the best recipe for the Calamansi Juice?
According to an article from the Little Epicurean here’s how you do it:
What you need:
- 1 cup fresh squeezed calamansi juice, discard seeds and skin
- 2 cups of water
- 3/4 -1 cup simple syrup, depending on desired sweetness
- ice, to serve
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
What you need to do:
- In a pitcher, mix calamansi juice, water, and 3/4 cup simple syrup. Stir to combine. Store in the fridge until chilled.
- Stir before serving. Serve with ice. Add more water or simple syrup depending on your preference.
How to make a simple syrup:
In a saucepot, bring water and sugar to a boil until sugar has dissolved. Next, remove from heat and allow the mix to cool to room temperature. Next, store excess syrup in the fridge and use within 2 weeks.
Note: this recipe is more on the sour side as it’s best served with lots of ice. Since your mix would melt most of the ice, it balances out the flavor.
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