Hot Cranberry Punch

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


18-22 servings (about 1 gallon)

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
With its spicy ingredients, this thirst-quencher packs a hearty harvest punch. Notes June Formanek of Belle Plaine, Iowa, "The beverage is a cinch to brew for a crowd. And whatever is left can be saved and reheated later."


  • 1 bottle (64 ounces) cranberry juice
  • 4 cups water
  • 3-1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring, optional
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3-1/2 inches), broken
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice


  1. In a 24-cup percolator, combine cranberry juice, water, pineapple juice, brown sugar and food coloring if desired. Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves and allspice in percolator basket; cover and begin perking. When cycle is complete, discard contents of basket. Serve the punch warm.