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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Spirit-Lifter

When the weather turns chilly, and I'm looking for something to stir my Christmas spirit, I make a batch of Spiced Tea.
The combination of oranges, cinnamon and cloves are a delight to the senses, perfect for sipping fireside late evening, and watching the Christmas tree twinkling in the dark...


2 cups Sugar
2 cups Tang
3/4 cup instant tea
1 envelope Kool-Aid Lemonade
1 tsp. cinnamon
1-1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1-1/2 tsp. ground ginger


Combine sugar, tea, tang, lemonade mix, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in a medium mixing bowl; stir well.
Pour into a 1-pint wide-mouth jar with tight-fitting lid.
Use 2-3 teaspoons in a cup of boiling water.

21 comments:

DeanO said...

I love this drink and thanks for the recipe. My mother used to make this all the time and I've long since lost her recipe. It's so tasty and wonderful on a cold winters day

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I think it is really healthy, thanks !

cathy@home said...

Nothing like a spiced drink in the winter.

Theanne and Baron said...

Oh my...I haven't made any Spiced Tea in over 30 years...love the fragrance as well as the tea itself!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Jo, I have been looking for a nice homemade gift and I think this is perfect!! Its been a while since I had this, and had forgotten about it. THANK YOU for posting the recipe! I hope you are doing well, and staying warm--We are in the 50's here today...It doesn't feel like December.

Deb said...

Boy, that does look good.

DJan said...

We have some of those cinnamon sticks. You gave me a great idea for how to dress up my everyday tea! :-)

Ginny said...

Thanks for sharing, I must give this a try this Winter.

Mama-Bug said...

I'll be making some this weekend! Weather is supposed to turn cold again for us.

AshTreeCottage said...

I have enjoyed this recipe before, but had forgotten about it. Thanks for reminding me ~ it's such a delicious winter warm up beverage!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Jeri Landers said...

Good ol Tang! I grew up on that stuff. You are so right, nothing like a hot spicy brew on a chilly day. Today is perfect for it, all rain and drizzle outside.

Country Gal said...

Never tryed it ! Will have to now that you shared it with us !Looks good ! Have a wonderful day !

MMm.. said...

that sounds great, but, Jo, can you give me recipe for traditional mulled wine? i have not made it in ages and plan to for a holiday party coming up. Should be fun. :)

Babs said...

I remember that drink mix. Haven't had any in years. I actually didn't know they still made Tang. Yum..makes me want a cup right now. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

Oh that looks so delish! I need a spirit lifter!

Terry said...

My Mother used call this Russian tea.

Tuatha of the Isles said...

Lovely photo ;) Off to make some of this

Nick said...

Hmm, nice. Croatian hot spiced wine is the choice for me, which is in fact much the same - except for the liquid base of course.

Sandra said...

sounds yummy

L. D. Burgus said...

This sounds like a great recipe.

Joanne said...

When my antique dealer friend had her Christmas open house at her shop, this was always at the door, hot in the crock pot, with cookies on the side. She was a West Virginia native and called it hillbilly tea. Great memory.