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.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
Makes12 servings (2-1/4 quarts)
- 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.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 113 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Originally published as Cranberry Tea in Light & Tasty December/January 2008