Hot Spiced Cranberry Drink
I serve this rosy spiced beverage at parties and family gatherings during the winter. Friends like the tangy twist it gets from Red-Hots. It's a nice change from the usual hot chocolate. —Laura Burgess, Ballwin, Missouri
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours
- 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
- 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 until heated through, 2-3 hours. Before serving, discard spice bag and stir punch.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 155 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Originally published as Hot Cranberry Punch in Quick Cooking March/April 2000
Oct 7, 2016
Served this at my work's Christmas potluck. I had requests for the recipe. I kept it on warm in the crockpot after it heated through. Will definitely make this again.
Jun 23, 2013
This is a delicious drink for your guest when they visit.