Sunday, November 26, 2006

Warming Apple Drink

Thanksgiving is over! For many of you, since several days, but for me, just since half an hour or so. My guests have left, stuffed, and the cleaning up is pretty much done. It was a huge success - the turkey turned out great, the potatoes were crispy, the sauce hot, the lingonberries sweet, the apple chutney a perfect match and so on. I tried three new vegetable dishes, I'll blog about all of them in the coming days. Dessert was a frozen chocolate mousse cake that was also really good (coming soon!) and I started everything by serving some spiced nuts (this recipe, but I used macadamias), gingerbread swirls and this great little warming apple drink. It was just the thing to warm everyone up after coming inside from the cold weather. And a welcome change from the usual Swedish Glögg that is starting to be served everywhere now that the holiday season is almost here.

I'm sure a little alcohol won't hurt if you want to add that - maybe a splash of whiskey, or calvados? I have some non-drinkers in my family, so I like to keep it non-alcoholic for most of our gatherings.

And as some readers have aptly noticed - I've got a new haircut! It's the shortest I've worn it since I was a kid, so it's a big change - and it feels wonderful. Hence the new profile picture!

Warming Apple Drink

2 liters apple juice
1 orange
6 cm (2,5 inch) fresh ginger
2 star anise
3 cinnamon sticks
1 tbsp brown sugar

Slice ginger and orange (unpeeled) in very thin slices. Put in a big pot, add the apple juice and the other ingredients. Leave to soak for an hour if you can, then heat gently until steaming hot. Pour into small cups and serve at once.

Recipe in Swedish:
Värmande Äppeldrink


Dagmar said...

Supersnygg frisyr, Anne!!!

Pene said...

Your new wavy hair style suits you very well. Glad to hear that you had a wonderful Sunday with your family.

Scott at Real Epicurean said...

When I first read it I thought it said "Warning Apple Drink". Oops!

Looks fab though.

shelly said...

I like the new hairstyle. Lucky you, you've got bouncy curls :).