Hot Spiced Lemon Drink

Hot Spiced Lemon Drink

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 3 hr
  • Total: 3 hr 5 min
  • Serving: Makes 12 Servings

This warm citrus beverage has a delicious sweet and tangy flavor.


  • 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
  • Cinnamon sticks to garnish


  1. Put the water, sugar, orange juice, lemon juice and pineapple juice into a large saucepan.
  2. Place the cinnamon sticks and cloves into some cheesecloth and tie with some string to make a pouch, and then put the cheesecloth packet into the saucepan with the juice.
  3. Simmer the mixture, covered, for 3 hours over low heat, then remove and discard the cheesecloth bag and pour the mixture into glasses. Garnish each drink with a cinnamon stick.

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