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Citrus, Oregano and Habanero Fireball


"This drink is very versatile," says McEnearney. "Served at room temperature first thing, it's a morning kick-start. The chilli is great for circulation and digestion. Use different kinds of citrus in season. At Kitchen by Mike, we use a cold-press juicer, because the juice doesn't heat up and separate, but a regular juicer will do."

You'll need

4 blood oranges, coarsely chopped 2 tbsp (firmly packed) oregano ½ habanero chilli

Method

  • 01
  • Juice all the ingredients in a juicer, pour into a jug and serve over ice.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 - 8 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 6 - 8 people

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