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Holiday Wassail

 Holiday Wassail
This richly colored beverage tastes of Christmastime.—Lucy Meyring, Walden, Colorado
12-16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups hot brewed tea
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 bottle (32 ounces) cranberry juice
  • 1 bottle (32 ounces) apple juice
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches each)
  • 24 whole cloves, divided
  • 1 orange, sliced

Directions

  • In a large kettle, combine tea and sugar. Add the juices, cinnamon
  • sticks and 12 of the cloves. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat. Serve warm or cool. Garnish punch bowl with
  • orange slices studded with remaining cloves. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 121 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.