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How to Make Orangina

Updated on July 22, 2013

Homemade Orangina

Love Orangina's Little Glass Bottles

I've always loved Orangina, the way you need to gently shake it up to mix in the real juice pulp. "Aranciata" orange flavored carbonated soda from San Pellegrino is also a favorite. When I want to feel decadent, I buy a pack of Orangina or Aranciata and line my fridge from front to back like a hotel mini-bar.

How to Make Homemade Orangina

Tough times call for cutting back on the family food budget and carbonated orange sodas are not tops on the "must have" list of beverages. However, my husband has invented his own fairly decent imitation of homemade Orangina which is cheaper than the original. Below is a quick step-by-step guide for his homemade Orangina.

Orangina Controversy

By the way, did you hear about the big flap about Orangina and the controversial ad campaigns they were running in Europe? Included is the original ad that got people in a twist. Plus Orangina's been loved around the world since the 50s and included throughout are the vintage Orangina print posters from Bernard Villemot. Enjoy!

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Orangina Vintage Art Posters

#1 - Assemble Seltzer Water, Orange Juice, Ice

#1 - Assemble Seltzer Water, Orange Juice, Ice
#1 - Assemble Seltzer Water, Orange Juice, Ice

#2 - Fill Glass 3/4 Full with Seltzer

#2 - Fill Glass 3/4 Full with Seltzer
#2 - Fill Glass 3/4 Full with Seltzer

#3 - Fill to Top With Orange Juice

#3 - Fill to Top With Orange Juice
#3 - Fill to Top With Orange Juice

#4 - Add Sugar If You Like It Sweeter

#4 - Add Sugar If You Like It Sweeter
#4 - Add Sugar If You Like It Sweeter

#5 - Can Also Make a Cranberry Spritzer

#5 - Can Also Make a Cranberry Spritzer
#5 - Can Also Make a Cranberry Spritzer

Homemade Orangina - Why Mess With Perfection?

Do You Think It's Silly To Even Try?

Yes. It's impossible to replicate that perfect mix of orange and soda.

Yes. It's impossible to replicate that perfect mix of orange and soda.

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    • worldwidesouven 4 years ago

      I think yes

    • worldwidesouven 4 years ago

      I think yes

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't see how this ends up saving money.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      yes because nothing is better than the real orangina its IMPOSSIBLE

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      No

    No. It's great to save on costly luxury items like soda.

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      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I loved Orangina until they started adulterating it with HFCS. So, I do without, but would try making it. Saving money would not be my motivation; using natural ingredients would be my aim.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I think it's probably different tasting but, still good. maybe even really good!

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        i have another way to make it, take 1 packet of crystal light orange juice and mix with sparkling water and there you go

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        We used to try to do the same thing in one of my French classes. I was so excited to see your attempt at creating it. As I was telling my friends about it I found your sight.

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        Add a splash of lemon juice and orange extract/essence and viola!

      • anonymous 8 years ago

        I tried mixing orange juice and seltzer on my own and drank it RIGHT after an orangina, and it tasted just about the same. however, i did it 1/2 & 1/2.

      Orangina Cocktail "Twist and Shake"

      From Dollymix.com

      Orangina Cocktail Ingredients:

      - 1 shot whiskey

      - 1/2 shot cherry brandy

      - 1/2 shot red vermouth

      - top up with Orangina

      For mixing instructions, see Dollymix.com

      This new advert places [Orangina] in a very sexualised and provocative context.

      Controversial Origina Ad Commercial - Orangina, Shake it... Not in Public!

      Orangina is a drink which is mainly aimed at children and young people, but this new advert places the product in a very sexualised and provocative context. The almost sinister portrayal of animals in an animation style filled with sexual innuendo leads to very mixed and confused messages.

      "An advertisement for Orangina is the subject of a scandal in the United Kingdom, after it was broadcast only once on a digital television channel" according to Agoravox.com, 08/2008

      Orangina Commercials Around the World - Plus More Stories on Orangina's Controversial Ad Campaign

      Children's Charity Slams Raunchy Orangina Ad

      LONDON - 08/27/08 - A children's charity has launched an attack on an ad for Orangina, which features sexually-charged animals romping in a forest. brandrepublic.com.

      Soft Drink Ad Draws Ire

      A French television commercial (leave it to the French) touting Orangina leaves little to the imagination as anthropomorphized animals dance suggestively to the strains of a Latin beat. marketwatch.com

      Additional News Stories About Orangina

      Available on daylife.com

      Do You Love Orangina Too?

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          Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

          I think anytime you can make something at home it is great! I've never had Orangina so I wouldn't even have to worry about comparisons. Nicely done & blessed.

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          Yvonne L. B. 8 years ago from Covington, LA

          Wonderful lens. The new commercial is a bit racy for children, but fun for adults. Quite a fantasy land for little children to dream about, no? Orangina would probably make a good 7-up cake. Thanks for featuring our lens.

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          RuthCoffee 8 years ago

          I think I'd better start off with the real thing to know what I'm trying to replicate...I've never had Orangina...Nice lens.

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          JenOfChicago LM 8 years ago

          I'll have to try this!