Hot Spiced Lemon Drink

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 quarts water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves

Directions

  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the water, sugar and juices. Place cinnamon stick and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. Place in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until heated through. Discard spice bag.
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Upside-Down Orange-Cranberry Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1/4 c. yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. orange zest, plus 1 orange peeled and cut into rounds
  • 3/4 c. Buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 c. packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 (10-oz.) package fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Sparkling Punch

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 liters lemon-lime soda, chilled

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; mix until sugar is dissolved. Chill for 1-2 hours. Just before serving, stir in soda.

Non-Alcoholic Orange Slush Punch

Ingredients

  • 1 packet (3 oz) Jell-O™ orange flavored
  • 1 packet (3 oz) Jell-O™ cherry flavored
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 cups boiling water
  • 8 cups orange juice
  • 3 liters ginger ale

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, stir sugar with orange and cherry Jello. Add boiling water, whisking until gelatin and sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add orange juice, stir.
  3. Transfer mixture to two large freezer-safe containers. Freeze overnight.
  4. To Serve: Place mixture in a large punch bowl. Use a wooden spoon to break the mixture up. Top with ginger ale.

Orange Creamsicle Smoothies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 can oranges (11-ounces mandarin oranges in juice)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple (frozen chunks)
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (vanilla, or vanilla soy yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup soy milk (vanilla)

Directions

  1. Open can of oranges and drain. Place in a zip-top plastic bag and freeze several hours.
  2. Place the frozen oranges and pineapple chunks in the bottom of a blender, Vita-Mix, or food processor.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients in the order listed. Puree until the mixture reaches the texture of a milkshake. Add more ice, if desired, until an icy consistency is achieved.

Boo Beverage

Ingredients

  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 pints orange sherbet
  • 4 medium ripe bananas
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 18 miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. In four batches, process the orange juice, milk, sherbet and bananas in a blender until smooth. Pour into glasses. Cut a hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; fill with whipped topping. Pipe a ghost shape on top of each beverage. Position chocolate chips for eyes.