Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

As the leaves change to glorious rust and pumpkin and ruby reds in regions blessed with a "true autumn", the desire for something spicy to drink while watching the theatre of the changing leaves is definitely on order. This drink makes the grade, and then some.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups brewed strong coffee
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1 orange strip, peeled as one long strip from one orange, white pith removed
  • 4 ounces orange juice, from the same orange (or orange liqueur)
  • brown sugar cube, to taste


  1. In a medium saucepan, simmer together the coffee, spices, and orange rind, about five minutes, taking care not to boil.
  2. Strain the liquid through a fine-meshed sieve into four mugs.
  3. Add orange juice, stir and add sugar to taste.
  4. For extra oomph, add orange liqueur instead of juice.
Most Helpful

This is wonderful! I love the spice flavor with the orange! Made for 1-2-3 Tag.

Lainey6605 October 20, 2008

I love coffee and orange together. One of my favorite local places (NOT Starbucks!) makes a latte with a large strip of orange peel in it. This is better, because it has the addition of spices. I subbed some Splenda for the sugar cube. I am going to try it with some steamed milk next time! Thanks for another winner!

Outta Here September 13, 2008

It's not fall yet, but this is definitely a delightful coffee. I loved the orange and spice flavor that is prevalent in this coffee. Today I made it with the orange juice, next time I'll be making it with the orange liquer. I garnished the coffee with whipped cream, orange rind, cinnamon and a cinnamon stick. Thank you so much for sharing this tasty recipe...Queenie.

Baby Kato September 09, 2008