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Spiced Mandarin Orange Juice

Happy Chinese New Year! May the year of the Tiger bring you good blessings. Happy Valentine’s Day too! This is a simple recipe for using up the extra mandarin oranges that may be lying around after the new year visitings. I know the most obvious thing to do is to peel the oranges and eat them, but I get bored of doing that after some time.

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Spicy mandarin orange juice? Why not? I have seen Tabasco sauce being added to cocktails so it isn’t a novelty to add it to orange juice slightly spicy for the extra kick.

Spicy Mandarin Orange Juice

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

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


  • 3 mandarin oranges peeled
  • 1/2 lemongrass stalk
  • Tabasco sauce optional;for mild spiciness

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.

40 comments on “Spiced Mandarin Orange Juice”

  1. mmmm looks yum. I bet it’s quite a refreshing kick with the lemongrass and tabasco :)

  2. aww.. the paper tiger is so cute! hee happy chinese new year :))

  3. I’m surprised when I read the title of this post. Spicy orange juice? This is too cool! Did you make the tiger origami? Happy Chinese New Year Wiffy! Gong Xi Fa Cai!! :D

    • Yes, we made the origami as a simple decoration for the home (no store bought or elaborate ones). I updated the origami link in my blog post. Thanks! Gong Xi Fa Cai to you! :-)

  4. Did you make the little tiger? It’s so cuteee! This is a creative recipe I never would have thought of………and even if I did, I probably would have put the wrong amount of ingredients and ruined the whole thing. :|

    • hehe it’s not as difficult as you think – just make orange juice, and drip some tobasco to taste. Oh yeah the little tiger is an origami, check out the link I updated at my blog post :)

  5. Oh, that Tabasco does sounds like a good idea! =)

  6. wow very interesting with the tasbasco and lemongrass. Sounds really appetising!

  7. Wishing you and your family A Happy and Prosperous New Year. May the year of tiger brings you lots of happinesss, health and wealth

  8. Fresh squeezed orange juice is the best! Happy New Year!

  9. Looks so refreshing…

    Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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