Calamondinade Recipe – Nước Tắc

Calamondinade is a sweetened calamondin-flavored beverage. Calamondin is a citrus fruit also known as calamansi. My kids have tasted lemonade and limeade, but they prefer calomondinade best. We have a 6-foot tall potted calamondin tree in our backyard. The kids have been waiting all spring and summer long to finally be able to harvest the first batch to make calomondinade. Miss Grace requested me to document a pictorial recipe so she can teach her kids and grandkids how to make calomondinade in the future.

Ripen calamondins are orange but my kids can’t wait long enough for the fruits to ripen. As soon there’s a hint of tint orange, my little man would take it off the tree.


  • 1/2 cup calomondin juice
  • 2 quart water or 3 bottled water
  • 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt or less

Note: When we don’t have enough calomondins to make a pitcher, we would add squeeze orange juice or lime juice. We also sometimes add half honey and half sugar.


1. Gather and prepare the ingredients. Remember to wash the fruits.

2. Pour the water into a pitcher.

3. Pour the squeezed calamondin juice into the pitcher.

4. Then add in the salt and sugar.

5. Stir well.

6. Enjoy! Store the juice in the refrigerator.

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