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Hot Cranberry Citrus Drink

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.


3 quarts

Updated: Nov. 06, 2022
This lovely rosy drink, with its appealing fresh fruit flavor, is not too sweet or too tart. I sometimes serve this hot beverage at Christmas or at brunch gatherings as an alternative to coffee, tea or cold juice. -Shari Donaldson, Cummings, Kansas


  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 10 cups water
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)


  1. In a large saucepan, bring cranberries and water to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer until berries pop, 5-7 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 25-30 minutes.
  2. Strain through cheesecloth; discard pulp and cinnamon sticks. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 109 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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