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Simple Hot Spiced Punch

 Simple Hot Spiced Punch
Warm spirits on cold winter mornings (or nights) with this cheery hot punch from Bertha Johnson, Indianapolis, Indiana. Candy red-hots add a fun cinnamon touch to the sweet, fruity blend of flavors that's sure to please guests of all ages.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup red-hot candies
  • 9 whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice


  • In a Dutch oven, combine the water, cranberry juice, sugar, red-hots
  • and cloves; bring to a boil. Add the remaining juices; return to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes to allow
  • flavors to blend. Discard cloves. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings
  • (2-1/4 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 113 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.