Quick Festive Orange Drink (Family Drink)

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Quick Festive Orange Drink (Family Drink) Favorite Holiday drink that’s ready in 5 minutes and enjoyed with the whole family.

It tastes crisp and is bursting with the orange flavors. 

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Holiday brunches are filled with so much happiness, love, and excitement and hence this refreshing Quick Festive Orange Drink (Family Drink), so that the host (You) can have an equally fun holiday moment.

This drink is super easy to make and will definitely make anyone in your party feel special. Also, did I mention it only takes 5 minutes to make…

Now that my friend is an absolute Win Win recipe for me as I’m up for anything that is easy to make and tastes delicious.

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During the holiday season especially, there’s an immense amount of pressure to get the best gifts, prepare the best meals, have the best decorations, keep a clean house, prepare for visitors, keep a happy family…the list goes on. L

ast weekend marked the first of our many Christmas/New Year brunches or as we call them, foodies get-together at our place (so you can imagine all that pressure).

With all that holiday cooking (read luscious, rich and over the top recipes), I wanted to make a drink recipe that can be enjoyed by all age group, something fun….christmassy !!

Something that brings that spark in your eyes or light up the lil one’s faces and I couldn’t think of anything except my Quick Festive Orange Drink  – it just screams ‘ Happy Holidays ‘.

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So, I quickly made a run for our neighborhood Safeway to buy the ingredients for the drink.

Which is mostly seasonal fruit (keeping our red-green – bright theme) and of course, Minute Maid Orange Juice (located in the refrigerated section of Safeway).

Once, I got everything, I quickly rinsed and thinly sliced the fruits (except pomegranate) and also made a thin simple syrup to add to the juice.

All these things were then wrapped and stored in the fridge while I cooked and arranged the house.

Once we were ready for the party, I just took a huge jar mixed orange juice, sliced fruits, simple syrup, ice, and pomegranate.

Poured into the serving glasses and just to make it really fancy, I topped each glass with a dash of cream and a sprig of mint – Voila ~ Our Quick Festive Orange Drink is Ready!!

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Although most of my friends attended the brunch, however, there were few who got busy with last minute kids stuff (holiday purchases/activities / etc).

We missed them a lot but I would really commend them for the great job they’re doing as a parent. Infact, Minute Maid is running a #doingood campaign to remind parents of all the wonderful things – big and small – they do to make a positive difference in their children’s lives.

Celebrating perfect imperfection for moms and dads everywhere who are, in reality, doing much better than they think.

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You can find more #doingood inspiration at Minute Maid Blog and I hope you are excited to try this 5 minutes recipe.

It’s guaranteed to please everyone at your party and tastes absolutely refreshing with all the holiday food.

Until Next Time ~ XoXo

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Quick Festive Orange Drink (Family Drink)

4 minPrep Time

1 hr, 3 Cook Time

1 hr, 7 Total Time

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Ingredients

1 Minute Maid Orange Juice - 59 oz pack

1 Pomegranate - deseeded

1 Medium Green Apple - thinly sliced

1 Medium Orange - thinly sliced

1 Lime - thinly sliced

2-3 Mint Leaves

Whipped Cream

1 Cup Water

1/4 Cup Sugar

Instructions

  1. In a medium pan, add water, sugar and place it on medium heat.
  2. Bring the water to a boil white stirring the sugar till it dissolves.
  3. Cook for 3 minutes and turn off the heat.
  4. Completely cool the simple syrup.
  5. In a large jar, pour the entire content of the Minute Maid pack.
  6. Add all the sliced fruit.
  7. Add pomegranate seeds.
  8. Add simple syrup and ice.
  9. Give it a quick stir.
  10. Pour the drink into glasses.
  11. Top each glass with a dollop of whipped cream and a slice of mint leave.
  12. Serve Chilled.

Nutrition

Calories

301 cal

Fat

1 g

Carbs

72 g

Protein

1 g
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24 Replies to "Quick Festive Orange Drink (Family Drink)"

  • 32 Festive Holiday Cocktail Recipes - Parsnips and Pastries December 22, 2017 (4:32 am)
    […] Quick Festive Orange Drink: You had us at ‘quick.’ This family-friendly libation comes together in just 7 minutes and looks so pretty and festive with those apple slices and pomegranate seeds. Recipe via Easy Cooking with Molly […]
  • June December 23, 2016 (1:11 am)
    I keep thinking it would be great to add a champagne topper to make it an adult drink!
  • Amy December 19, 2016 (5:57 am)
    This drinks looks so good. I'm so excited to try it this week. Thanks for sharing!
  • Nicole Elliott ~ Client December 16, 2016 (1:28 pm)
    How fun! I love how pretty this drink is and I bet it's delicious too!!
    • Molly Kumar December 16, 2016 (5:44 pm)
      Thanks Nicole, It's one of our favorite Christmas drink and glad you liked it too ~
  • Lois Alter Mark December 15, 2016 (10:59 pm)
    Wow, I think that's one of the prettiest drinks I've ever seen! So festive, plus it sounds delicious, too!
    • Molly Kumar December 16, 2016 (6:11 pm)
      Awee, thanks so much Lois - it sure is a beauty :)
  • Kimberly C. December 15, 2016 (10:35 pm)
    Wow! This looks delightful. For my family Oranges always play a part on Christmas or Yule morning, depending on the Holiday we pick to go with gifts in any given year. They represent the hope and light returning to the world after the longest night of the year. I love this drink idea!
    • Molly Kumar December 17, 2016 (9:44 pm)
      Thanks Kimberly and I'll be glad if you include this in your family festive meal.
  • Heather Lawrence December 15, 2016 (7:21 pm)
    Pinning this for Christmas! The kids would be all over this drink and I think it would a wonderful addition for our Christmas Eve Dinner!!
    • Molly Kumar December 17, 2016 (9:45 pm)
      Thanks Heather. The kids at our party also loved it and almost had 2-3 servings ;) I would say make a big batch.
  • Rebecca Bryant December 15, 2016 (6:36 pm)
    Oh my word these look so yummy. I love the bright color and freshness. a perfect holiday drink.
  • jennifer B December 15, 2016 (5:13 pm)
    This drink is so bright and festive! My whole family would love it and I love how easy it is to make!
    • Molly Kumar December 17, 2016 (9:03 pm)
      Awee, thanks Jennifer - It seriously is so easy to make and tastes yummm!!
  • Emily December 15, 2016 (5:12 pm)
    What a fun drink idea! I know a drink like this would be a hit with my family!
  • Ashley December 15, 2016 (4:38 pm)
    Wow this drink looks really pretty! Almost too pretty to drink! But I definitely would :)
    • Molly Kumar December 17, 2016 (9:23 pm)
      So happy that you liked it - Thanks Ashley.
  • Susan December 15, 2016 (4:21 pm)
    What a beautiful and festive holiday drink. It's perfect for this holiday season and also in hot summer months.
  • Keikilani December 15, 2016 (4:06 pm)
    This Festive Drink looks so refreshing and pretty! I know my kids would love it!

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