Cold Remedy Drink – Hot Orange Spice Beverage

cold remedy hot orange drink recipe

The first months of a year very often bring a cold into my life. It’s not the most pleasant of the situations, but it is what it is.

This year, I was trying my best to fight the cold without pills, as naturally as possible. After searching in the deep waters of the internet a little bit, I found this lovely recipe that has been designed especially for fighting the cold or flu.

And it indeed made me feel a lot better.

The beverage is full of vitamin C, it contains raw honey with its antibacterial properties and there a few lovely spices to make you feel beautifully warm inside. It tastes very yummy as well. I highly recommend it.

 

cold remedy hot orange drink recipe
 

cold remedy hot orange drink recipe
 

cold remedy hot orange drink recipe

In case you decide to make this lovely beverage, enjoy!

And stay healthy!

With love,
Petra

(This recipe was adapted from www.confessionsofanover-workedmom.com.)

 

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Cold Remedy Hot Orange Drink
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Serves: 1 cup
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (240 ml) orange juice
  • ⅛ cup (30 ml) water
  • dash powdered ginger
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 tsp honey
Instructions
  1. Place orange juice, water, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and star anise in a small saucepan.
  2. Heat until hot but not boiling.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey.
  4. Enjoy!

 

Spiced White Hot Chocolate

spiced white hot chocolate

If you’re in the mood for something festive, delicious and spicy, then I think you might really like this recipe.

 

spiced white hot chocolate

I invite you to celebrate the most beautiful time of year with a super-indulgent cup of cinnamon infused white hot chocolate. Yum!

 

spiced white hot chocolate

Cheers to all of you!

Love,
Petra

(This recipe was inspired by www.momontimeout.com.)

Spiced White Hot Chocolate
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Serves: 6.5 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 6 oz (170 grams) white chocolate
  • 1¾ cups (400 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 4 cups (950 ml) milk
  • 10 oz (300 grams) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil and let simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Serve hot. Remove cinnamon sticks before serving.

 

Watermelon And Cucumber Cooler

watermelon and cucumber boozy cooler - recipe

Hi dear Friends!

May I invite you for a drink today? (Or should I say ‘July I invite you …’)? 🙂

It is sweet, cooling, refreshing and boozy too!

Sounds good?

Then here it is…

 

watermelon and cucumber cooler - recipe

To get that lovely drink, all we need to do is cooperate here a little… 🙂

So, to start, let’s find the above mentioned ingredients somewhere.

 
 

watermelon and cucumber boozy cooler - recipe

1. Cut the watermelon and cucumber into cubes or chunks.

Try to get rid of as many watermelon seeds as possible.

Or try to get a seedless watermelon… which would solve the whole situation… which leads me to a thought that I might have mentioned this fact earlier… but better late than never, right? Sorry!

 
 

watermelon and cucumberwatermelon and cucumber boozy cooler - recipe oozy cooler - recipe

2. Place the fruit chunks in a blender.

Save a few for garnish.

 
 

watermelon and cucumber boozy cooler - recipe

3. Blend, blend, blend until all you see is a lovely puree.

 
 

watermelon and cucumber boozy cooler - recipe

4. Set a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl or pitcher and working in batches, pour the puree through the sieve.

 
 

watermelon and cucumber boozy cooler - recipe

5. Now press on solids with a rubber spatula to get as much liquid as you can…
or want 🙂

🙂 🙂 🙂 I am smiling a lot today. I wonder why…

 
 

watermelon and cucumber boozy cooler - recipe

6. In a small bowl, stir together the lime juice and honey.

 
 

watermelon and cucumber boozy cooler - recipe

 
 

watermelon and cucumber boozy cooler - recipe

7. Add to the watermelon and cucumber juices.

 
 

watermelon and cucumber boozy cooler - recipe

8. And then, ta-dah, add vodka. And if you decide not to, it will still taste very nice.

Adjust sweetness with more honey if desired.

 
 

watermelon and cucumber boozy cooler - recipe

9. To serve, fill four glasses with ice and top each with the cocktail. Garnish with cucumber and watermelon skewers.

I think this drink just screams ‘SUMMEeeeeeeR’!

Enjoy!

With love,
Petra

(This recipe was adapted from MarthaStewart.com. Makes 4 servings.)

 

Layered Fruit Smoothie

strawberry and tropical fruits smoothie recipe

This smoothie is not only healthy and super-quick to make but with its whimsical layering it can also score you those special ooohs and aaaahs from your guests.

Here’s how you can make it too…

 
 

layered fruit smoothie recipe - ingrediets

The list of ingredients.

 
 

strawberry and tropical fruit smoothie recipe

1. Blend the strawberry layer ingredients until smooth. Add sweetener to your taste. You want the mixture as thick as possible.

Place in a large cup/mug and set in the freezer while making the next layer.

 
 

strawberry and tropical fruit smoothie recipe

2. Blend the tropical layer ingredients until smooth. Add sweetener to your taste. You want the mixture as thick as possible.

 
 

strawberry and tropical fruit smoothie recipe

3. Fill a glass up 1/2 of the way with the strawberry layer and then gently spoon the tropical layer over top. Some of the tropical layer will sink into the strawberry layer but if it’s thick enough it will start to pile on top.

 
 

strawberry and tropica. fruit smoothie recipe

4. Garnish with a gummy candy skewer or fruit skewer.

 
 

strawberry and tropical fruits smoothie recipe

Enjoy, dear friends.

With love,
Petra

(This yummy recipe was inspired by edibleperspective.com. Yields 3 or 4 1-cup smoothies.)