Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hot Spiced Orange Drink

hot spiced orange drink Mmmmm, yes that’s me, sitting back enjoying a hot drink and thinking about all I have to be thankful for. Seriously, even through my hectic, chaotic life, I’m loving every minute. You will probably hear me go on and on during this time of year. But I have the greatest family on Earth (I swear, even the extended family members are so super awesome and amazing!), wonderful friends, and a new cute little house. What more could I ask for?

At this time of year there are so many things that I am thankful for. One thing I try to never forget about during the seasons is the smell and taste of the season. See this post of mine for more smells of the seasons. Because my Mom used to make the same things at the Holidays, certain smells or tastes will always remind me of that Holiday! I hope to pass these kind of memory invoking things on to my children. We make this drink, and another one called Wassail, during Autumn and Winter.

This drink is from a mix that you make and then just pull it out all Autumn and Winter long. When Erika got married, the sisters got together and made up a bunch of those Make-A-Mixes (we love making those together because you can get more bang for your buck! We’ve done them a couple of times over the years). This is one of the mixes we found. It’s great because I store the jar in my pantry and whenever I feel like just a cup of hot spiced orange drink, I whip it up!

Hot Spiced Orange Drink Recipe:

1 10 oz jar Tang orange crystals

2oz Lemonade Mix

2 C Sugar

2 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1 tsp Ground Cloves

Mix and store in a covered container.

Jar instructions:

To make into a drink, mix 2-3 tsp of Hot Spiced Orange Drink powder mix and 1 C boiling water.

hot spiced orange drink mixx

Make a jar of the powder mix. Then, make yourself a cup. Then, put your feet up, relax, and enjoy. Hot drinks are always so soothing to me.



Paige said...

This would make a great gift to give to the other members of the faculty and staff I work with for Christmas! I am saving this recipe for sure and will start looking for cute little containers and tags! Yay! Thanks for the idea!

Timmarie said...

This is so delicious. I totally bummed some off your sister not too long ago.

Thanks for the recipe!

Alison said...

OH... I love Paige's idea. Teacher gifts... oh, oh, oh!!

My daughter is taking a home ec class from one of the original make-a-mix ladies!! Not kidding!

Lucky Mom said...

How cute are my orange additions to this post? Love it. And you can always make me a kit. XO

Shannon said...

ohhh man I remember this from somewhere in my youth! You just resparked that memory! Thanks.

Chic Cookies said...

thanks for the suggestion! I posted on my edible crafts column today ( mmmm....

Megan said...

Just made a batch of this. Delicious! Thanks for sharing.