Dec 24, 2009
I made a delicious spiced orange juice for my cookie swap last week which was a great change from the usual apple cider! I plan to make it again over the Christmas holidays for a family gathering I’m hosting. This is what I did:
Spiced Orange Juice:
- Make two cans of frozen orange juice as per the instructions on the can directly in the crockpot.
- Add 2 tbsp. of mulling spice.
Cover and simmer on low for several hours! Voila!
It’s VERY easy. If you don’t have a pre-made mulling spice mix like I do (mine is with whole ingredients that you need to strain either before serving, or as you pour each cup), here is a simple homemade mulling spice mix:
Homemade Mulling Spice Mix:
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ground cloves
- 1 tsp. dried ground orange peel (opt.)
- 1 tsp. ground allspice
- 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg.
Use about 1/2 a cup or more. Taste to see how much you need!
Toward the end, right before you serve it to guests, slice up an orange including the peel and let it float in the juice. It looks pretty and adds a little extra orange zest!
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