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Quick Festive Orange Drink (Family Drink) Favorite Holiday drink that’s ready in 5 minutes and enjoy with the whole family.
It tastes crisp and is bursting with the orange flavors.
Perfect for Christmas Mocktail
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.
During the holiday season especially, there’s an immense amount of pressure to get the best gifts, prepare the best meals…
Then have the best decorations, keep a clean house, prepare for visitors, keep a happy family…the list goes on.
Last 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 ‘.
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!!
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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(Picture of How We Made the Drink)
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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- 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
- In a medium pan, add water, sugar and place it on medium heat.
- Bring the water to a boil white stirring the sugar till it dissolves.
- Cook for 3 minutes and turn off the heat.
- Completely cool the simple syrup.
- In a large jar, pour the entire content of the Minute Maid pack.
- Add all the sliced fruit.
- Add pomegranate seeds.
- Add simple syrup and ice.
- Give it a quick stir.
- Pour the drink into glasses.
- Top each glass with a dollop of whipped cream and a slice of mint leave.
- Serve Chilled.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 308 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 14mg Carbohydrates: 74g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 55g Protein: 4g