Hot Spiced Lemonade
For those of us whose lemon trees are going berserk, here's a nice hot spiced drink that will use up a few of them.
I cut this recipe in half, making only two servings instead of four.
3 1/2 c. water
1/2 c. lemon juice
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
10 whole cloves
8 whole allspice
2 3-inch pieces of cinnamon
Put all ingredients in quart jar and stir. Microwave on high for 4 minutes. (Since I made half the recipe, I nuked it for 2 minutes.) Let stand for 15 minutes, take out spices, then reheat and drink. (Being the impatient-to-try-it-now person that I am, I performed a small experiment and drank some of the this immediately, and some after the spices steeped for 15 minutes as directed. Alas, it was indeed better after the wait.) Serves 4.
This recipe came from an old issue of Cooking Light magazine, which reports one serving is about 110 calories.