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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. 祝你虎年龙精虎猛!万事如意!情人節快乐!

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

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

    Happy New Year!

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

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

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

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

    GONG XI FA CAI! :-)

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

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

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