Use Special Herbs To Make Lovely Drinks!
Spicy Orange Cider
1 Tablespoon orange flavored breakfast drink
Dash ground cinnamon
Dash ground nutmeg
2/3 cup hot apple cider or juice
1 lemon slice
In a heat proof mug stir together drink powder and spices. Add the hot cider and stir well. Float the lemon slice on top. This makes one serving, so fix per cup!
3 quarts cider
3 cups pineapple juice
1 can frozen orange juice (6 ounces)
A 6 inch cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 2-liter of ginger ale
Combine all ingredients except the ginger ale. Heat to boiling. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes and remove from heat. Cool. Add ginger ale. Float the orange slices on top of the punch.
Hot Cranberry Citrus Punch
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
12 whole cloves
2 sticks of cinnamon (2 inches long)
3 quarts orange juice (can use 2 cans frozen)
1 quart cranberry cocktail
Stud the oranges with several cloves and place in a baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees for 3 hours. Meanwhile, mix the sugar, water, 12 cloves and cinnamon in a pan and heat. Remove the spices. When the oranges are almost done, add the juices and heat through. Pour into a punch bowl and add the oranges with any juices from the pan. You can heat in a Crock Pot as well.
Apple Cider Tea
1 1/2 cups brewed black tea
1 1/2 cups apple cider
2 Tablespoons honey
2 orange slices
1 small cinnamon stick
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Simmer all but the tea for 10 minutes. Add the tea and serve with the orange slices. Makes 3 cups. Easily doubles.
Hot Spiced Wine
2 teaspoons allspice, whole
3/4 cup grated lemon peel
3" long cinnamon stick
1 bottle burgundy wine (3 cups)
3/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup sugar
Tie the spices in a square of cheesecloth with kitchen string or tear a little piece of the cheesecloth to use as a tie. Mix all ingredients together and simmer until heated through. Remove raisins and spices before serving.