This is the cutest idea I've come across in ages.
Start with your basic orange. Score the rind around the center -- just the rind, not the fruit.
Drop the orange into a pot of boiling water. Boil for five minutes, then remove orange from hot water and let cool a minute or two. The rind should have separated a bit from the fruit. Once it's cool enough to handle, carefully pull one end of the rind down (to form the bottom of your cup) and the other half up, to make the drinking part of your cup.
See? How simple is that? Would this not be darling for a little girl's tea party? Or for a picnic lunch with your sweetie? It doesn't get any "greener" than your own fruit providing the drinking vessel.
By the way, in case you're wondering . . .
. . . flaming cognac, even with a pinch of sugar, a clove, a cinnamon stick, and served in the most darling cup in the world . . .
. . . is disgusting. Absolutely disgusting.
If you have any cognac, just pour that stuff right down the drain.
My little handy hint for the day.
But the orange cup? Priceless. Next time I'm trying it with warm apple cider.
NOTE: Idea from The Pyromaniac's Cookbook
by John J. Poister. A very fun book, even if I spit out the cognac.
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