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Citrus Wassail

I found this healthy wassail recipe in a cookbook. My daughter first prepared it to go with our day-after-Thanksgiving leftovers meal, and everyone loved it! —Julie Williquette, Hartselle, Alabama

Citrus Spiced Tea

Ripe with citrusy tang, this easy-to-fix hot tea from Mrs. J.D. McCollum, of Memphis, Tennessee can be whipped up for...


Cocoa for a Crowd

Cocoa for a Crowd comes from Pat Monson of Stewartville, Minnesota. "On a winter day, this cocoa really hits the...


Hot Cider

5 reviews

I dress up apple cider using lemonade, orange juice, honey and spices for a new version of a classic
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Hot Spiced Cherry Cider

3 reviews

This slow cooker cider is so nice to sip after being out in the cold. —Marlene Wiczek, Little Falls, Minnesota

Warm Spiced Citrus Punch

I serve this drink every year during the holidays. It’s one of my most requested recipes. It can be doubled...


Citrus Cranberry Tea

1 review

Field editor Pat Habiger of Spearvile, Kansas stirs up holiday spirit with this hot brew that's full of tangy fruit...

Hot Spiced Beverage

1 review

The tea lover on your Christmas list will delight in this sweet citrus beverage Ozela Haynes of Emerson, Arkansas shares....


Dutch Hot Chocolate

2 reviews

When my grandchildren come over, they like to snack on cookies and mugs of this hot chocolate. It has a...


Apricot-Apple Cider

2 reviews

Dried apricots give this comforting cider a marvelous twist. Add cranberries, cinnamon, allspice and cloves for the perfect hot drink...


Apple Citrus Cider

Patricia Aurand of Findlay, Ohio shares her warm, comforting cider with a twist of pineapple and citrus that's just perfect...

Mulled Pomegranate Sipper

1 review

This warm and festive drink fills the entire house with the wonderful aroma of spices and simmering fruit juices. Kids...


Mulled Cranberry Cider

Whipping up this tasty beverage for a gathering—large or small—is simple. All you have to do is combine the ingredients,...


Spiced Tea

1 review

Simply by simmering together spices, tea and fruit juices, Janice Connelley of Mountain City, Nevada created a concoction that gives...


Hot Cranberry Citrus Drink

4 reviews

This lovely rosy drink, with its appealing fresh fruit flavor, is not too sweet or too tart. I sometimes serve...


Instant Spiced Tea

2 reviews

For a fun holiday hostess gift, pour this festive blend into a decorated 12-ounce jelly jar. The recipe, from field...

Warm Spiced Cider Punch

3 reviews

This is a nice warm-up punch. I like to serve it when there is a nip in the air. The...


Special Hot Chocolate Treats

Dropping a whipped cream-filled chocolate cup into hot chocolate makes for an extra-special beverage. I make the chocolate cups ahead,...


Cranberry Tea

This colorful tea with its sweet spicy flavor is a great winter warmer-upper. The aroma is sure to bring guests...


Hot Cranberry Cider

2 reviews

Adding colorful appeal to a wintertime meal is a easy—just turn to this tasty cider. The cranberry juice gives it...


Spicy Cranberry Drink

Red-hot candies add a little spice to this rosy beverage that's perfect for holiday buffets or winter potlucks. Serve it...