Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hot Drinks for Winter

The cold weather is here. My children just went to play at the park. It took twelve minutes to get the layers on them and they were home seven minutes later. Their hands are red, noses dripping and cheeks crimson. The wind and cold have one remedy: hot drinks.

Hot Chocolate is vital, essential, necessary (are those all the same word?), but if you want something different, here are two recipes you'll need to keep your families warm over the next few months.

Wassail
(Have you always wondered what they were talking about in that Christmas carol? Here it is!)

3 c Apple Juice
2 c Pineapple Juice
1/4 c Lemon Juice
3 c Water
1 c Sugar
6 Whole Cloves
1 Cinnamon Stick

Combine all in a large pot. Simmer as long as possible to get the full flavor out of the spices. Remove cinnamon stick and cloves and serve hot.

Spiced Citrus

46oz Pineapple Juice
12oz Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate
12oz Frozen Lemonade
5 quarts Water
2 1/2 c Sugar
1 t Whole Cloves
3 Cinnamon Sticks

Combine all in a large pot. Simmer as long as possible to get the full flavor out of the spices. Remove cinnamon stick and cloves and serve hot.

Oh, baby. Enjoy! (As an added bonus, these make your house smell sooo good.)

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