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9 yummy drink recipes for fall and winter

By: Ashley Chase on Oct. 19, 2010, 6:34 a.m.
Hot lemon drink with cinnamon sticks

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Hot Buttered Lemonade

If you like lemon, this drink is about as soothing as they come — it's somehow light and rich at the same time. It's great for all ages, and best of all, it's easy to make.

Hot Buttered Lemonade


  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (optional)

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, simmer water, lemon juice, sugar and lemon peel until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Pour into mugs; dot each with butter. Drop in a cinnamon stick if desired.

Yield: Serves 4