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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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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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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.
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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 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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Pete

Sunday 19th of April 2020

Currently undergoing chemotherapy and can't drink cold liquids, theres only so much tea and coffee I can drink! This gives a refreshing change for my palate.

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Monday 20th of April 2020

I'm so glad you found this recipe then. I wish you all the best and good luck with your chemotherapy!

Stephanie

Monday 4th of March 2019

This is such a great remedy to have on hand for when you're feeling under the weather! Love how simple it is to make, too!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Tuesday 5th of March 2019

Thank you so much, Stephanie!

Jori

Friday 1st of March 2019

Thanks for this tea alternative during cold season! As much as I love tea, it’s always nice to try something a little different. I also appreciate all the vitamins this packs!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Friday 1st of March 2019

Yes me too, I love tea! Thanks, Jori

Lathiya

Wednesday 27th of February 2019

I got this recipe at the right time dear...my husband have a very bad sore throat now. Will try this recipe with ginger as you suggested. Thank you for the recipe

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Thursday 28th of February 2019

Let's hope he'll feel better soon and that you won't catch it too! Glad to be of service

Geetanjali Tung

Tuesday 26th of February 2019

Wow! I am totally in love with this. Its raining here in Calcutta. I am searching something like this. Thank you so much for the recipe.

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Tuesday 26th of February 2019

That's great! Not that it's raining, but that you found what you were looking for. Hope you'll like it!

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