Monday, February 2, 2009

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.



Blogger annies home said...

I love lemonade may have to try this to spice up a little life lol
thanks for visiting my blog

February 3, 2009 at 4:34 AM  
Blogger Bobbi Jo Nichols said...

Hello fellow royalty! Thank you for your comment. Wow reading all your likes I think maybe we were separated at birth, other than I don't drink coffee. Where can I find your book at? I would love to read it. I too have the same feelings as you do about our domestic roles in this crazy world. You can email me at
Now I have to go read more on your blog. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

February 3, 2009 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

great recipe! Enjoy that lemon tree:)

February 3, 2009 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Bobbi Jo Nichols said...

I wanted to let you know that I posted about you, your blog and your book on my blog. Love your blog. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

February 3, 2009 at 10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks wonderful for the cold nights we've been having! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

February 3, 2009 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Thanks for visiting, shopannies, Bobbi Jo, Carla, and Kim. And thanks for linking here, Bobbi Jo. I'm honored! We queens stick together. Insert royal wave here.

February 3, 2009 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Michele said...

Oooohhhh a cool winter night drink. If only we got them here :-(

I'll be trying it anyway. I just have to use up all those crazy lemons.

February 3, 2009 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger threesidesofcrazy said...

Sounds great for these cold winter nighhts!

February 3, 2009 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger CompleteLee Blogger said...

Hmmm. That sounds kinda good. Thanks for visiting me today. In answer to your question, I used Best Foods from Costco for that ranch dressing recipe. :)

February 3, 2009 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Alexandra said...

Oh my gosh, this looks wonderful! I bet it would taste good with a little honey as well(after adjusting the sugar). We've all had colds on and off here for the past two months. This looks like such a nice soothing and healthful drink for a cold.

You are so fortunate to have all those lemons. I've not tried this(yet), but I bet you can make some essential oils at home. I use lemon essential oils in my homemade air freshening mix.

February 6, 2009 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Michele, Tamy, and CompleteLee Blogger, thanks for coming by and visiting :)

Alexandra, I'm really intrigued by your suggestion. Any idea how you'd make lemon essential oil? And I'd love to hear more about your homemade air freshening mix!

February 6, 2009 at 3:47 PM  

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