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Hot Pink Punch

 Hot Pink Punch
With its rosy color, this beverage is perfect for any holiday gathering. Each delicious sip is sure to warm you up. Plus, it has a wonderful aroma that welcomes guests as they come through the door. —Lucile Cline, Wichita, Kansas
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 11 to 12 cups water, divided
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup red-hot candies
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice


  • In a saucepan, combine the cranberries and 4 cups water. Cook over
  • medium heat until berries pop, about 15 minutes. Cool slightly.
  • Press through a strainer; discard skins. Set cranberry mixture
  • aside.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, red-hots, cloves, orange
  • juice, lemon juice and 4 cups water. Cook and stir until sugar is
  • dissolved and red-hots are melted. Stir in cranberry mixture. Add
  • enough remaining water to achieve desired concentration; heat
  • through. Discard cloves before serving. Yield: about 3 quarts.