Posted by Tara on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
Here’s one of my hubby’s favorite fall/winter beverages. He asks me to make this mix so he can keep some at work to make whenever he wants. I also had a request for this recipe from an old friend Pam. The recipe is easy to make and can be stored in a pretty canning jar, or given as a gift. Mix it with hot water to make Hot Spiced Tea, or mix it with hot apple cider for a tangy sweet fruity drink. And I know some folks who also prefer the hot cider with a splash of rum to spice up the holidays. Anyway – make it however you want it. Just know you have options!
2 cups Tang or instant orange drink mix
1 package unsweetened Kool-Aid lemonade mix
1/2 cup instant iced tea mix (I used Decaf)
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
Combine ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well then place tea mix in an airtight container until ready to use. The mix yields 4 cups and will fit into a quart canning jar, which also makes a pretty way to package the mix and give as a gift.
To make 1 cup of Hot Spiced Tea – add 1 Tablespoon of mix to 1 cup hot water. You can add more or less mix to suit your taste.
To make Hot Spiced Cider – add 2/3 cup mix to 1/2 gallon hot apple cider. Stir to dissolve.