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Hot Spiced Beverage

 Hot Spiced Beverage
The tea lover on your Christmas list will delight in this sweet citrus beverage Ozela Haynes of Emerson, Arkansas shares. You can present the dry mix in a decorative bag with instructions for making the tea...or place all the ingredients (plus directions) in a pretty basket.—Ozela Haynes, Emerson, Arkansas
36 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 5 min.


  • 3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch):
  • 3 cups pineapple juice
  • 3 cups water


  • Combine the first three ingredients; divide into six batches (about
  • 1/2 cup each). Store in airtight containers.
  • To prepare beverage: Pour pineapple juice and water into the water
  • reserve of a coffeemaker; place one batch of spice mix in
  • filter-lined basket of coffeemaker. Brew as you would coffee. Keep
  • warm until serving. Yield: 6 batches (about 3 cups total), 1-1/2
  • quarts per batch.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 81 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.