Drink Recipes

  • Hot Toddy – Adult Beverage hot-toddy-oldetraditionsspiceA traditional caffeine free drink that will not keep you up. 6 oz. apple cider or apple juice 1 tsp honey 2 oz. of brandy 1 slice of lemon 1 bag of Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice Warm the apple juice till steamy (do not boil). Stir in honey till dissolved. Steep bag of Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice for 2 minutes. Remove spice bag. Add brandy or rum. Serve warm garnished with lemon slice. NOTE: Too much heat will evaporate the spirits and change the flavor of the wine, so be careful.
  • Holiday Apple Cranberry Punch appledrink-olde-traditions-spiceA festive Thanksgiving or Christmas drink can be served warm on chilly nights or chilled over ice. 4 cups red wine 4 cups water 2 12oz. cans frozen apple juice undiluted 1 12 oz. can frozen cranberry juice, undiluted 4 bags Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice sprinkled into mixture Combine all ingredients, stirring to blend spices. Chill for at least 1 hour. This drink can be served warmed or cold.
  • Mulled Wine – Adult Beverage This mulled wine is soothing and satisfying with a delightful blend of spices warmed to perfection. Refrigerating the wine mixture over-night allows the flavors to blend, do don’t omit this essential step. 1 bottle (750 milliliters) fruity red wine 1 cup brandy 1 medium orange sliced 1 medium lemon sliced 1 cup sugar 2 cinnamon sticks (3 “) 1/2 tsp star anise 1/2 tsp whole peppercorns 3 bags Olde Tradition Spice In a large saucepan, combine the wine, brandy, orange, lemon, sugar and Olde Tradition spice bags. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat’ cover and simmer gently for 20 minutes. Cool; cover and refrigerate overnight. Take out spice bags. Reheat wine; serve warm in mugs. Garnish with cinnamon stick, star and orange twist.
  • Hot Buttered Rum – Adult Beverage hot-buttered-rum_olde-traditions-spiceBedtime drink sure to help you sleep like a baby. 1 cup hot apple cider or apple juice 1 tbsp of unsalted butter 2 oz. rum 1 cup hot apple cider or apple juice 1 bag of Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice Put unsalted butter in glass and add hot apple cider or juice. Stir till melted. Add rum and stir. Put in bag of Olde Tradition Spice and allow to steep for 2 minutes. Remove bag and enjoy. NOTE: Too much heat will evaporate the spirits and change the flavor of the drink, so be watchful.
  • Let It Snow Day Drink – Adult Beverage LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW! The perfect indoor drink on snowy days when you can’t get out. 1 qt. brandy 2 cups sweet vermouth 1/3 cup sugar or honey (adjust to your taste) 6 bags Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice Heat first 3 ingredients in a pan until steamy, but DO NOT BOIL. Add spice bags and let stand 4 to 5 minutes or longer if you want a stronger flavor. Serve in warm mugs.
  • Pumpkin Pie Latte pumpkinpiedrink-olde-traditions-spiceEnjoy this espresso drink during the holidays or all year round! With just the right amount of spice, it tastes just like the popular version found at gourmet coffee shops. 2 cups milk 2 tbsp canned pumpkin 2 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 2 bags Olde Tradition Spice 1/2 cup hot brewed Easy Expresso Whipped cream, pumpkin spice and ground nutmeg (optional) In a small saucepan, combine the milk, pumpkin, sugar and Olde Tradition Spice bags. Cook and stir over medium heat until steaming. Remove from the heat; remove the spice bags, stir in vanilla and pie spice. Transfer to a blender; cover and process for 15 seconds or until foamy. Garnish with whipped cream and spices if desired
  • Aunt Elsie’s Non-Alcoholic Wassail Punch A family favorite German non-alcoholic holiday drink. It would not be Christmas without Wassail Punch! 1 gal apple cider or apple juice 1 cup fresh lemon juice 1 qt orange juice (or cranberry juice) 8 bags Olde Tradition Spice 1 qt pineapple juice unsweetened Add all ingredients and simmer, Do Not Boil. Put in Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice bags and allow to steep 4 to 5 minutes or to taste. Take out spice bags and garnish with orange or lemon slices and cinnamon sticks.
  • Apple Tea appledrink-olde-traditions-spiceWhen the weather outside is frightful, curl up indoors with this delightful brew. A great fall drink enjoyed hot or chilled over ice. 1 cup water 1 cup apple cider or juice 2 tbsp honey 2 bags of Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice 2 individual black tea bags (can use Chi or green tea bags also) Boil water to steamy hot. Add apple cider or juice and Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice bags and tea bags. Allow to steep for 4 minutes or to taste. Stir in honey and enjoy.
  • Eggnog eggnog-olde-traditions-spiceA new and spicy twist to a Holiday favorite. 8 oz fresh eggnog 2 bags Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice Heat 8 oz. eggnog with one bag Olde Tradition Spice. Steep to taste. Open fresh bag of Olde Tradition Spice and sprinkle on top of eggnog. Serve in festive Christmas glasses. Options: Add 1 oz. rum.
  • Caramel Candy Apple Martini – Adult Beverage caramel appleA drink that will remind you of state fairs. A flavorful holiday drink. 1 tbsp Butter scotch syrup 2 oz. Apple Juice 1½ oz. DeKuypr Sour Apple Schnapps 1 1/2 oz. Absolute Vodka 3/4 oz. DeKuypr Butter Scotch Liquor 1 bag Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice Mix sour apple schnapps, Absolute Vodka, Dekuypr Butter Scotch liquor, apple juice and Olde Tradition Spice spice bag. Shake well. Add butter scotch syrup and shake. Allow spice bag to steep for 2 minutes and remove. Add ice cubs, shake and serve.
  • Spiced Cider Caramel & Whipped Cream whipped cream mulling spice drinkA warm tasty festive drink the family will love and easy to make. 1 cup of hot apple cider or apple juice 1 tbsp caramel topping 1 bag Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice Instant whipped cream in container or can Pour hot apple cider or juice in a glass with bag of Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice. Let it steep for 2 minutes or to taste. Remove bag. Stir in one tablespoon of caramel topping. Add whipped topping and enjoy.
  • Spicy Ginger Ale gingerale-olde-traditions-spiceA tart, spicy drink for hot summer days. 1 can Ginger Ale or Sprite 2 bags of Olde Tradition Spice Add 2 bags of Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice to a 12 oz. glass of ginger ale, Sprite, Mountain Dew or any carbonated drink with ice. Allow a few minutes for the bag to release their flavor, stir and enjoy.
  • Mulled Dr. Pepper dr pepper spiced drinkWhen neighbors or friends visit us on a chilly evening, serve this warm beverage. 8 cups Dr. Pepper 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp nutmeg 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches) 8 bags Olde Tradition Spice In a 3-quart slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours until heated through. Remove spice bags and cinnamon sticks. Serve warm.
  • Russian Tea orange lemonThis is a fragrant hot beverage tailor-made for the holidays. The scent of the mulling spices will perfume your house. Enjoy this tangy beverage on a cold winter’s morning when you want something tasty and hot, but don’t want coffee! Makes a great gift from your kitchen also. 2 cups white sugar 1/4 cup instant tea powder 2 cups orange flavored drink mix (e.g. tang) 3/4 cup lemon-flavored instant tea powder 1 bag Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice In a large bowl combine the orange drink mix, sugar, lemon-flavored tea. Open bags of Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice and pour contents of bag into bowl. Mix well and store in with air tight container. To serve, put 2 teaspoons of mix in a mug. Stir in 1 cup boiling water. Adjust to taste.
  • Non-Alcoholic Hot Toddy eggnog-olde-traditions-spiceReally good on a cold winter night! Children can enjoy this drink also. 3 cups milk 1/4 cup sugar or honey to taste 2 bags Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice 2 tsp. butter or margarine (optional) Heat milk, sugar (or honey) and butter until hot, DO NOT BOIL. Turn off heat and add spice bags. Allow to steep until desired strength is reached. Remove spice bags and stir well. Serve in mugs.
  • Hot Spiced Tea spice coffee drinkThis tea we is delightful. Everyone enjoys its spicy cranberry flavor and wonderful aroma! 12 cups water 1 cup cranberry juice 12 bags of your favorite tea 1 cup sugar/honey to taste 12 bags of Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice Heat water, cranberry juice and sugar till steamy hot stirring till sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat & add Olde Tradition mulling spice bags & tea bags. Allow to steep 3 to 4 min. or to taste. Remove spice & tea bags.
  • Glogg Swedish Christmas Punch Glogg, which means “glow”, derives its name from the glow which is created during the burning of sugar over the drink and the warm glow which it creates when imbibed. 1 bottle of Claraet, Burgundy or other dry red wine 10 cardamom seeds 3 pieces dried or fresh orange peel 4 dried figs 5 whole cloves 1 cup raisins 1/2 lb sugar cubes 1 cup blanched slivered almonds 4 bags Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice In a large decorative kettle pour Claraet, or wine. Add cardamom seeds and orange peel. Poke holes in the figs with the cloves and insert them. Add the cloved figs and raisins. Stir in the almonds and Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice bags. Cover and simmer over low heat until mixture just begins to boil, and remove from heat. Carry kettle away from stove. Remove mulling spice bags. Place sugar cubes in an all metal sieve which has a long handle. Wearing a silicone hot mitt or other long armed hot oven mitt, dip the sugar cubes into the liquid to moisten them. Light sugar with a match and allow to burn. Continue dripping sieve into liquid until the sugar has melted completely into the glogg. Cover kettle to put out the flame if needed when you are done. Put mixture through sieve to strain. Cool. Keep in closed bottles or container. Heat glogg before serving, but do not boil. Serve hot in wine glasses or mugs with a few raisins and almonds in each glass. WARNING: Flaming alcohol can be dangerous. Never attempt this anywhere near a stove, especially one with a gas burner. Consider practice tests outdoors in a safe place or pets around until you become familiar with this technique, or alternatively, the step where the alcohol is lit and simply dissolve the sugar into the drink. This drink can be prepared and served successfully using a Crock-Pot.
  • Traditional German Wassail A German holiday tradition. Enjoyed in restaurants, ski sloops, outdoor markets and Kris Kringle markets throughout Germany. 2 litres Burgundy wine 1 litre water 1 1/2 cups of honey 3 sliced lemons 3 sliced oranges 2 sliced limes 6 bags Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice In a large kettle add wine, water, honey, lemon, orange and limes. Heat to simmering but do not boil. Put in Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice bags and let steep for 3 to 4 minutes. Serve warm. Garnished with orange or lemon slices and cinnamon stick.
  • Fruity Spice Tea warmwitchesbloodSpiced tea with a citrusy tang. This easy-to-fix hot tea can be whipped up for almost any size group. Plus, it’s perfect for sipping on a wintry day. And if you let it simmer on the stove, it’ll fill the house with its wonderfully spicy aroma. 1 cup boiling water 2 quarts water 5 bags of your favorite tea 1 cup sugar or honey to taste 5 bags of Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice 3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate (substitute orange or cranberry conc.) Boil one cup water. Add lemon concentrate, sugar, Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice bags and tea bags. Stir till sugar or honey is dissolved. Let steep for 3 to 4 minutes. Add 3 quarts of water and serve warm or chilled over ice. Garnish with lemon or orange slice and 4” cinnamon stick.
  • Hot Rum Toddy – Adult Beverage rum-toddy-Olde-traditions-spiceThe traditional hot toddy enjoyed with your favorite rum. 2 oz. Rum 1 tbsp Sugar 1 4” cinnamon stick 5 oz. hot apple cider or apple juice 1 Lemon or Orange slice 1 Bag Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice Pour hot apple cider or apple juice in glass. Add sugar and bag of Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice and stir till sugar is dissolved. Steep spice bag for 2 minutes and remove. Pour in rum. Garnish with lemon or orange slice and cinnamon stick.
  • Mulled Merlot – Adult Beverage brandy mulling spice drinkA delicious drink sure to warm your holiday guests! 2 bottles (750 milliliters each) merlot 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brandy 1/2 cup O.J. 1 med. orange, thinly sliced 6 bags Olde Tradition Spice In a 3-quart slow cooker, combine the wine, sugar, orange juice, brandy, orange slices and Olde Tradition Spice bags. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour until heated through. Take out spice bags and orange slices. Serve warm.
  • Hot Gin Toddy olde-traditions-spice-gin-toddyPrefer Gin? Try this delicious hot toddy. 1 1/4 oz. London Dry Gin 1 tbsp sugar or honey 3/4 oz. lemon juice 2 oz. boiling apple juice (can substitute water) 1 bag Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice 4” cinnamon stick for garnish Blend all liquids in glass. Stir in sugar or honey until dissolved. Steep Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice for 1 to 2 min. to taste. Garnish with cinnamon stick.
  • Warm Witches Blood warmwitchesbloodA delightful Halloween drink for friends, family or Trick or Treaters. 2 cups orange juice 6 bags Olde Tradition Spice 4 cups cranberry-apple juice (or blend 2 quarts of cranberry juice and 2 quarts of apple juice) 1 to 2 cups sugar or honey (adjusted to your taste) Add cranberry-apple juice, orange juice and sugar or honey to sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Add Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice bags. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring and muttering appropriate incantations. Remove spice bags. Serve in ghoulish glasses, garnish with orange slice and cinnamon stick if desired.
  • Hot Buttered Scotch Toddy olde-traditions-spice-whiskeyA great after dinner drink or bedtime drink for scotch drinkers. 1 1/2 oz. Scotch Whisky 1 tbsp unsalted butter 2 tbsp brown sugar or honey 6 oz. boiling apple cider or apple juice 1 bag Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice Measure whiskey and pour in a toddy glass. Place brown sugar in honey in a heat proof small container. Spoon in butter and pour in 2 oz. or 1/3 cup hot apple cider or juice and bag of Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice; stir till butter melts and is dissolved into a syrupy consistency (about 30 seconds). Pour in rest of juice, steep an additional 30 seconds, stir briefly and remover spice bag, then pour the works on top of the scotch. Stir gently and enjoy.
  • Apple Cider Punch appledrink-olde-traditions-spiceA wonderful festive non-alcoholic drink everyone will enjoy. 4 qts. Apple cider or apple juice 1 cup packed brown sugar 6 oz. frozen lemonade 6 oz. frozen orange juice 6 bags of Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice Heat but do not boil apple cider/juice and let simmer. Add brown sugar, lemonade, orange juice & 6 bags of mulling spice. Stir till sugar is dissolved. Steep bags 2 to 4 minutes and remove. Garnish w/slices of lemon or orange. Serve warm in cups with a 4” stick of cinnamon.
  • Mulled Red Wine Cider – Adult Beverage mullling-spice-drinkThe perfect indoor drink on snowy days when you can’t get out. 1-3/4 cups apple cider or juice 1/2 cup sugar (optional) 3 cinnamon sticks 4 bags Olde Tradition Spice 1 bottle (750 milliliters) dry red wine If desired, moisten the rims of seven mugs with water, sprinkle cinnamon-sugar on a plate; dip rims in cinnamon-sugar and set mugs aside. In a large sauce pan, combine the cider, sugar, cinnamon sticks and. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add wine and heat through. Remove from the heat. Add Olde Tradition Spice spice bags, cover and steep for 10 minutes. Remove spice bags. Serve in prepared mugs.
  • Autumn Tea autumn teaI’ve been serving beverages made with various flavors of tea at gatherings, and people are always surprised by the results. This blend features flavors we associate with fall – apple, cranberry and pumpkin pie spice. Serve it either warm or cold. 5 bags of Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice 5 bags of your favorite tea 5 cups of apple cider or apple juice 5 cups of boiling water 2 cups of cranberry juice 1/2 cup of sugar (or to taste) 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice Heat water, apple cider or apple juice and cranberry juice to steamy boil and remove from heat. Stir in sugar, lemon juice and pumpkin pie spice. Add Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice bags and tea bags. Allow to steep for 3 to 4 minutes or to taste. Remove spice bags and tea bags. Garnish with lemon or orange slice and 4” cinnamon stick.
  • Spicy Mint Tea A delightful recipe that’s sure to make tea time special. A nice summer drink enjoyed chilled over ice or warm on a chilly day. 3 cups water 1 cup fresh mint leaves 2 tbsp honey, optional 3 bags Olde Tradition Spice Boil water. Add mint leaves, spice bags & honey (opt.). Allow to steep for 3 min. Remove spice bags and enjoy.
  • Spiced Wine wine-spiced-olde-traditions-spiceA festive holiday drink when family or friends gather. Great also on a cold or chilly winter evening with family or friends before a roaring fire. 4 cups apple cider or apple juice 1/4 cup honey 1 bottle red wine 6 bags of Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice Orange zest 4” cinnamon stick and Orange slices for garnish Heat apple cider or apple juice in a large pan to steamy hot but not boiling. Put in Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice bags and allow to steep for 3 minutes. Stir in honey until dissolved. Add wine. Pour warm drink in wine glass. Add one orange zest to each glass and garnish with one orange slice and cinnamon stick. NOTE: Too much heat will evaporate the spirits and change the flavor of the wine, so be careful.
  • Orange Spiced Cider Every time I serve this wonderful hot beverage, someone asks for the recipe. Orange juice adds a bit of sweetness and red-hot candies are a fun substitute for traditional cinnamon sticks. 4 cups unsweetened apple juice 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon red-hot candies 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1 can (12 ounces) orange juice concentrate, thawed 6 bags Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice Fresh orange slices and cinnamon sticks, optional In a 3-quart slow cooker, combine the apple juice, water, orange juice concentrate, red-hot candies and nutmeg. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until heated through. Add Olde Tradition Spice mulling spice and cook an additional 10 minutes. Before serving, discard the mulling spice bags. Garnish with orange slices and cinnamon sticks.
  • Hot Apple Toddy Great evening or before bed drink on a cold winter night, or before a crackling fire. 2 oz. whiskey or apple brandy 1 tbsp sugar or honey 4 oz. hot apple cider or apple juice 1 bag of Olde Tradition Spice 1 Lemon wedge and 4” cinnamon stick for garnish Heat apple cider or juice to steamy hot, do not boil. Add spice bag and let steep for 1 to 2 minutes. Coat bottom of Irish coffee glass with honey. Add whiskey or apple brandy. Fill with hot apple cider or juice. Remove spice bag. Stir well. Add lemon and cinnamon stick.
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