Old Fashioned Mocktail with Homemade Candied Orange Peel
December 31, 2020
The candied cinnamon and clove orange slices in this old fashioned mocktail add a sweet touch to the strong spiced tea.
Cut oranges into slices. Fill a large bowl with ice water and set aside. Add 4 cups of water to a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the orange slices; boil for 2 minutes. Transfer the orange slices to the bowl of ice water to cool.
Discard the boiling water. In the same saucepan, add the remaining 4 cups water, sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar completely dissolves.
Turn the heat to medium low and add the cooled orange slices. Simmer for 45-60 minutes or until rinds are slightly translucent. Gently swirl the oranges every 15 minutes to make sure they are evenly coated with the sugar water.