- 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
- 6 cups water, divided
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup red-hot candies
- 7 whole cloves
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- In a saucepan, cook cranberries in 2 cups water until they pop. Strain through a fine sieve, reserving juice and discarding skins; set aside.
- In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, candies, cloves and remaining water. Cook until candies are dissolved. Add orange and lemon juices and reserved cranberry juice; heat though. Discard cloves. Serve hot. Yield: 6-8 servings (about 2 quarts).
Reviews for Hot Cranberry Drink
"Tastes like cranberry cider. Very good for warming up or it also tastes great chilled."
"This is a very tasty drink. My grandson was home sick with a cold and I was looking for a warm drink to make for him. I made this for him and he loved it. I also enjoyed it. It's too good to save for special occasions. I'll be making it often during the winter. I added a bit of extra orange juice after cooking to cool it just a bit for him. It was good that way also."
"I didn't have cloves so I omitted them. I kept this hot in a crock pot."