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Hot Cranberry Citrus Drink

 Hot Cranberry Citrus Drink
This lovely rosy drink, with its appealing fresh fruit flavor, is not too sweet or too tart. I sometimes serve this hot beverage at Christmas or at brunch gatherings as an alternative to coffee, tea or cold juice. -Shari Donaldson, Cummings, Kansas
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 10 cups water
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring cranberries and water to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; simmer for 5-7 minutes or until berries pop. Stir in the
  • remaining ingredients; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer,
  • uncovered, for 25-30 minutes.
  • Strain through cheesecloth; discard pulp and cinnamon sticks. Serve
  • warm. Yield: 3 quarts.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 109 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.