Ace: An Italian Juice

An Italian Juice called Ace: Carrot, Orange, Lemon

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Serves: 2 Cups (473 Milliliters)

ACE this is by far my favorite Italian drink. Oh, my goodness, gracious! This is so good that, well… I’m a little embarrassed to admit it, but during the two years I lived in Italy I spent an embarrassing amount of money on ACE. I bought 1 liter (or so) every week for two years. With 52 weeks in a year and 1 liter per week, I drank 104 liters (27.5 gallons). That’s almost like taking two 8 minute showers in this delicious fruit juice drink!! (I’m not sure why I included that link. But in case you are wondering how much water you use in a shower check it out!) Can you imagine that! I only wish that I had realized how easy it is to make it.

In Italy, everybody would always say “ACE è buonissima” and that it contains vitamins A, C, and E. While I have yet to figure out where the vitamin E comes from (please let me know if you figure it out!), I do know that this drink is packed full of nutrients that are just waiting to get out! I don’t know a single person who has tried this drink and hasn’t liked it. Anyone that has had it knows the characteristic three ingredients of ACE: carrot, orange, and lemon. So I must say that while this is great drinking a highly highly highly recommended there just aren’t that many people to make themselves. Most people will just run out to the store and buy it. In Italy, a liter of ACE costs from half a euro (for the cheap stuff) to €1,5 (for the high-end juice). Although it isn’t too much money, it still adds up, especially if you buy it weekly :/ (I’ll leave the calculation to you on how much I spent, or don’t spend that time and trust me in saying how much cheaper it is to make it yourself). So right here and right now I’m going to show you how to prepare your own ACE. A drink that is so incredibly delicious, wonderful to the taste, tangy, invigorating, and that I won’t be surprised if you start experimenting and creating your own juice mixes.


Now as I’ve already said, this is an extremely easy drink to make. For equipment, you will need a juicer. If you don’t have a juicer I here you’ll find all you need for juicing with a blender. Now, I’m in give you the ratios between the different types of juices that you need, but initially, I’m going to give you the quantities of how many of each fruit/vegetables will be juiced. Alright, so the first take out five oranges (I prefer navel oranges, Valencia are delicious too. If all you have are blood oranges, then I must say you are lucky! ACE flavored by blood oranges is by far my favorite!), 4 large washed and peeled carrots and 1 peeled lemon.

Now if you have a juicer, go ahead and turn it on and add the carrots, oranges, and lemon. Depending on how your juicer works, you may have to strain the liquid before drinking (unless you like pulp and/or juice foam). But there you have it! You’ve made ACE! Super easy! Super quick! And Super good!

Ace: Carrot, Orange, and Lemon, an Italian Juice

The Promised Ratios

10 Carrots, 2 Oranges, 1 Lemon or 10:2:1

In volumes, the juice of 9-10 carrots gives you one cup (236 milliliters) of juice.

Here are a few useful tips I found about juicing carrots (in case you were wondering).

Hey, please tell me what you think! If you’ve tried some variation and it tastes like ‘a dream come true,’ please let all of us here at know!

Ace: An Italian Fruit Juice

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Homemade Italian Ace Juice

  • Total time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 2 Cups (473 Milliliters)

Orange, carrot, and lemon the only three ingredients to a perfectly balanced fruit juice. If you've visited Italy, or are planning to, this is a drink you'll remember (or must have). Come and soon will be enjoying your very own Taste of Italy!


  • 2 oranges, large
  • 10 carrots, large
  • 1 lemon, medium


  • 1)

    PreparePeel and wash the carrots. Then peel the lemon and oranges.

  • 2)

    Juice: Using a juicer, place all the ingredients in the juicer.

  • 3)

    Enjoy: Once the juice has stopped flowing, strain the juice to remove any debris or foam. Enjoy!


  • Peeling the carrots will result in a sweeter juice
  • Feel free to adjust the recipe as you see fit! Add more lemon for a sourer flavor and more carrot for sweeter~


  • Pamela Bradford

    Monday, 8th July 2019 at 12:34 am

    Thank you so, so very much for posting this recipe!!!! I can’t wait to try it. ACE is my favorite drink of all times, and I’ve been searching for years to find a recipe or juice similar in the US with no luck. I really hope this works! 🤞 I’m elated to know there are others out there that love this stuff as much as I do! Thanks again!

    1. Tyler

      Monday, 16th September 2019 at 5:41 am

      You’re welcome, Pamela! I hope you like it! I can’t get enough ACE when I’m in Italy 🙂

  • Janice Sarver

    Friday, 3rd January 2020 at 4:16 pm

    I’m anxious to try this and curious if you also have an ACE gelato recipe. On my previous trips to Italy, my favorite gelato flavor hands down was ACE. Just couldn’t get enough, just like you and the juice!

    1. Tyler

      Tuesday, 25th February 2020 at 9:04 am

      Hi Janice,
      I’ve never thought of ACE gelato (can’t believe I didn’t see it in Italy)
      I’ll get back to you shortly with a ACE gelato recipe! That’s a brilliant idea! I love it!

  • Anthony Carnesecchi

    Saturday, 9th October 2021 at 7:17 pm

    What’s the ratio if I’m using just the 3 fruit juices?

    1. Tyler

      Saturday, 9th October 2021 at 7:32 pm

      Hi Anthony!
      Excellent question, I used a juicer when I make this.

      I could be wrong, but I think:
      – 1 Large Orange is roughly 75 ml (1/3 cup) of juice
      – 2 Carrots also make 75 ml (1/3 cup) of juice
      – 1 Lemon (the smaller ones) have about 45 ml (3 tablespoons) of juice

      Let me know if that is about right when you try it out 🙂

  • Roberta

    Saturday, 29th January 2022 at 11:12 am

    My husband and I just got back from Italy and loved the Ace juice. I came home and bought a juicer and made my first batch of Ace. It’s delicious! Thank you for the recipe!!

    1. Tyler

      Sunday, 30th January 2022 at 7:30 pm

      Hi Roberta, Glad you liked it!

  • Sandra

    Tuesday, 28th February 2023 at 3:48 pm

    I just came back from Italy and discovered this wonderful juice in Venice.
    Thank you so much for the recipe.

  • Kimmer

    Friday, 14th April 2023 at 3:53 pm

    How would you suggest making this if we don’t own a juicer?

    1. Tyler

      Friday, 2nd June 2023 at 8:54 am

      You can buy all the juices at a shop, but it will be sweeter than made fresh!

  • Kala

    Sunday, 16th July 2023 at 4:57 pm

    When we lived in Italy, our children loved ACE succo. I always had to get it at the market. Sometimes I still crave it and now I have no reason not to make it.

    1. Tyler

      Sunday, 13th August 2023 at 4:06 pm

      I felt the same way when I lived there! Give the recipe a try and let me me how it compares!

  • Roisin

    Saturday, 21st October 2023 at 4:23 pm

    Can you give the ingredients again? The ratios you mention in the text seem to contradict what’s in the recipe? Is it 5 oranges, 4 carrots, 1 lemon? Thanks

    1. Tyler

      Wednesday, 17th January 2024 at 8:59 pm

      Thanks for catching that! I’ve updated it now. It’s 10 carrots, 2 oranges, and 1 lemon. But feel free to adjust the recipe based on the size of the carrots, oranges, lemons for your own preference!

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