Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Grogg- It's a drink

My favorite time of year is Fall!

 I love the leaves changing (well, depending on where you live), pumpkins on front porches, beautiful apples in the grocery stores, breeze that smells like Fall, boots and scarves, and the promise of the upcoming Holiday season! What I don't look forward to is Winter-weather but I'll save that for another day... 

For me, Grogg is a signature favorite of mine and I don't really believe that Fall is here until that first pot is simmering on the stove. My Mom makes Grogg every fall and winter and not only does it smell spicy and cinnamony and wonderful but it tastes heavenly! I thought I'd share the recipe so you can try it for yourself... I promise you'll be hooked!

Grogg (From my Mom's kitchen)
I double the recipe every time I make it- stick leftovers in the fridge for later :-)

1 cup orange juice
1 cup ginger ale (or sierra mist or sprite)
1 cup strong brewed tea
2 cups cranberry juice
2 cinnamon sticks
6 cloves

* If you're an EO (Essential Oil) loving person, like me- I add 1 drop of Thieves and 1 drop of Orange!
** To cut calories and sugar, I use diet ginger ale and juice

~ Place all ingredients in a pot and simmer. Serve hot.


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