Sweet and Spicy Hot Orange Drink with Chili and Lime

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.

 

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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.

 

Other Drinks To Enjoy

 

 

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Whiskey Sour or Whisky Sour - The Classic Way Cucumber Pomegranate Vodka Lemonade + Mocktail 

 

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Comment below or tag me @thegingerwithspice on Instagram. And don’t forget to Pin it for later!

 

 

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Sweet and Spicy Hot Orange Drink with Chili and Lime Yum
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.
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.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Norwegian, Other
Keyword drink
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings
drink
Ingredients
Course Drinks
Cuisine Norwegian, Other
Keyword drink
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings
drink
Ingredients
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.
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Strain into your favorite cup, and serve warm.
Recipe 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!

 

Author: Stine Mari from Ginger with Spice

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