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Hot Spiced Cranberry Drink Recipe
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Hot Spiced Cranberry Drink Recipe

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"I serve this rosy spiced beverage at parties and family gatherings during the winter," relates Laura Burgess, Ballwin, Missouri. "Friends like the tangy twist it gets from Red-Hots. It's a nice change from the usual hot chocolate."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 8 cups hot water
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 12 whole cloves, optional
  • 1/2 cup Red Hot candies


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine water, sugar and juices; stir until sugar is dissolved. If desired, place cloves in a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Add spice bag and Red Hots to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until heated through. Before serving, discard spice bag and stir punch. Yield: 3-1/2 quarts.
Originally published as Hot Cranberry Punch in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p45

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Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"This is a delicious drink for your guest when they visit."

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