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Mandarin Orange Juice

Spicy Mandarin Orange Juice

This is a simple recipe for using up the extra mandarin oranges that may be lying around after the new year visitings. I know most people love to just peel the oranges and eat them, but I get bored of eating them after some time. Spicy mandarin orange juice? I have seen Tabasco sauce being added to cocktails a lot so I thought, why not make my orange juice slightly spicy for the extra kick? I also used a lemongrass stalk as a stirrer so that there will be a mild lemongrass scent as the juice is being stirred.

Spicy Mandarin Orange Juice

Happy Chinese New Year to those who are celebrating it! May the year of the Tiger bring you good blessings. Happy Valentine’s Day too!

(Updated) Note: The origami tiger you see in the photos was folded using this tutorial.

(Serves 1; fills a small glass about 200ml)

– 3 mandarin oranges, peeled (use more oranges if you want more juice)
– 1/2 lemongrass stalk
– Tabasco sauce (for mild spiciness; optional)

Tools Needed
– Fruit juice extractor

1. Make slits all over the lemongrass. If you want more aroma, you can dip it in hot water for 10 seconds.
2. Blend oranges in a fruit juice extractor. Add Tabasco sauce to taste (I added 6 drops). Garnish with the lemongrass stirrer and add ice cubes if desired.

Spicy Mandarin Orange Juice
Even Mr Tiger found the spicy orange juice irresistible

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40 Responses to “Mandarin Orange Juice”

  1. food-4tots — February 14, 2010 @ 10:20 am



    • wiffy replied: — February 17th, 2010 @ 2:07 pm

      谢谢! 虎年快乐! :-)


  2. Tastes of Home — February 14, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

    Hi Wiffy! What a cute looking tiger! hehe..well just wanted to wish you Gong Xi Fa Cai! May you have a great year! :)


  3. Susan — February 14, 2010 @ 6:56 pm

    A lively and elegant beverage, Wiffy. Look how you’ve tamed a tiger with it! :lol: :up:


  4. Angie@Angie's Recipes — February 14, 2010 @ 9:23 pm

    What a splendid idea to make mandarin juice spicy! Must be appetizing!

    Happy New Year!


  5. Mrs Ergül — February 15, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    How cool to marry Chinese fruits with Western preparation! Happy Lunar New Year to you and your hubby!


  6. daphne — February 15, 2010 @ 10:58 pm

    hehehhee.. what a cute little tiger! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead. A roaring year!


  7. Juliana — February 16, 2010 @ 10:06 am

    What an interesting juice…I would love to add a little vodka ;-)


    • wiffy replied: — February 17th, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

      That sounds interesting. I always love a little alcohol in my drinks ;)


  8. Ms Moon — February 16, 2010 @ 10:21 am

    Very very creative, spicy tangy orange juice! :up:
    Absolutely lovely & cute pictures too!! :XO:

    GONG XI FA CAI! :-)


  9. wiffy — February 17, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

    Thank you everyone for the new year greetings. They are really appreciated. Gong Xi Fa Cai to all who are celebrating this holiday :)


  10. 3hungrytummies — February 18, 2010 @ 1:42 pm

    I am not a fan of straight orange juice so this one is certainly for me! Great photo!