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I was perusing the Fix It And Forget It cookbook last night (because I am at such a height of procrastination this semester that I read cook books instead of typing 20 page research papers), and I found beverage recipes of all things. Here are some that I am definitely going to try this winter:


Mulled Wine

? c sugar

1 ? cups boiling water

? lemon, thinly sliced

3 cinnamon sticks, broken

3 whole cloves

1 bottle red dinner wine (burgundy or claret)


1. Dissolve sugar in boiling water in saucepan.

2. Add remaining ingredients.

3. Pour into slow cooker. Heat on Low for at least 1 hour, until wine is hot. Do not boil.

4. Remove sticks and cloves. Serve from cooker in mugs, garnish with sticks.


Almond Tea

10 c boiling water

1 Tbsp. instant tea

2/3 c lemon juice

1 c sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. almond extract


1. Mix together all ingredients in slow cooker.

2. Turn to High and heat thoroughly (about 1 hour). Turn to Low while serving.


Hot Cranberry Tea

1 c sugar

2 qts. Water

3 cinnamon sticks

1 qt. cranberry juice

6-oz. can frozen orange juice

1 ? cups water

3 Tbsp. lemon juice

fresh lemon and/or orange slices


1. In saucepan, mix together sugar, 2 quarts water, and cinnamon sticks. Bring to boil.

2. Pour into slow cooker along with remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on High 1 hour. Turn to Low. Server warm.


Holiday Wassail

16-oz. can apricot halves, undrained

4 cups unsweetened pineapple juice

2 cups apple cider

1 cup orange juice

18 whole cloves

6 3/12 inch cinnamon sticks, broken


1. In blender or food processor, blend apricots and liquid until smooth.

2. Place cloves and cinnamon sticks in cheesecloth bag.

3. Put all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on Low 3-4 hours. Serve hot.


Hot Mulled Cider

? - ? c brown sugar

2 quarts apple cider

1 tsp. whole allspice

1 ? tsp. whole cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

2 oranges sliced, with peels on


1. Combine brown sugar and cider in slow cooker.

2. Put spices in tea strainer or tie in cheesecloth. Add to slow cooker. Stir in orange slices.

3. Cover and simmer on Low, 2-8 hours.




I can't take credit for any of these, and I haven't tried them yet, but I was hoping to get some feedback from anyone on here who tries them. I think I'll start with the mulled wine for Yule :party16:

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I have this book too and am also going to try the Mulled Wine for Yule. Although I have a bit of a different receipe for it from another book and another site so I think I'll try that one first then I might the one from Fix it and Forget it. Let me know how yours turns out.



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