Sweet and Spicy Hot Orange Drink with Chili and Lime

 

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This hot orange drink is perfect for those days with a need for some extra vitamin C, or you just feel like drinking something sweet and spicy. It’s spicy from the chili, sweet from the orange and just so fresh and perfectly tart with the lime. And all this is put together in less than 5 minutes!

 

Blue cup with hot orange drink, half an orange slice and three chili slices, hand holding cup. Blue background and oranges and orange peel blurred out in the background.

 

Hot orange drink is something I drink whenever I have an open carton of orange juice and don’t want it to go to waste, or if I have a ton of fresh oranges. If I want something spicy to drink, if I’m sick of drinking a million cups of tea every day but I still want something hot (and I’m no coffee drinker). So yeah, I get my fair share of this hot orange drink from time to time. Especially during these cold Winter months!

 

Bird's eye view. Blue cup with hot orange drink, half an orange slice and three chili slices. Blue background and oranges and orange peel around.

 

Orange is filled with Vitamin C, which is exactly what we need now. And I’m not saying this is a health drink, as it does contain sugar. But it’s so much better than many other sugary drinks. I do drink this without any guilt. You can omit the brown sugar as there already is sugar in the orange, but then I think the drink is a little too much on the tart side. If you reduce the lime that may work for you.

 

You can of course change the spice level as to your own preference. I like things spicy so I leave in the seeds. It also depends a little on the chili you used. A cayenne chili is much spicier than say a serrano or a jalapeño. However, if you’ve got a really bad sore throat, I would recommend changing the chili with ginger. Use 1 tsp minced fresh ginger instead, and you will still get that spicy kick!

 

Blue cup with hot orange drink, half an orange slice and three chili slices. Blue background and oranges and orange peel blurred out in the background.

How to make this Hot Orange Drink

 

Mince your chili of choice (or ginger). Zest the orange. Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan. Heat on medium heat until sugar has dissolved, while stirring. Strain into your favorite cup, serve warm. It’s so easy I almost can’t call it a recipe!

 

Blue cup with hot orange drink, half an orange slice and three chili slices, hand holding cup. Blue background and oranges and orange peel blurred out in the background.

 

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Sweet and Spicy Hot Orange Drink with Chili and Lime

This hot orange drink is perfect for those days with a need for some extra vitamin C, or you just feel like drinking something sweet and spicy.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time4 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Norwegian, Other
Keyword: orange drink, orange toddy
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange juice or enough to fill your favorite cup
  • 1/2 lime juice only
  • zest from half an orange
  • 1 tsp chili minced. serrano for mild, cayenne for hot *
  • 1 tsp brown sugar I tend to heap it

Instructions

  • Mince your chili of choice (or ginger, see notes). Zest the orange. Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan. Heat on medium heat until sugar has dissolved, while stirring.
  • Strain into your favorite cup, and serve warm.

Notes

* If you've got a really bad sore throat, I would recommend changing the chili with ginger. Use 1 tsp minced fresh ginger instead, and you will still get that spicy kick!
 
Did you make it? Tag @thegingerwithspice / #gingerwithspice on Instagram, I'd love to see!
 
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 7.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.8g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 31.7g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 24.1g
Protein 2.1g 4%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. If you have any specific dietary concerns, please consult with your healthcare practitioner.


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