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Hot Cranberry Drink

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

6-8 servings (about 2 quarts)

My mother would brew a batch of this hot drink when any of us children were sick. One sip and we'd instantly feel better! Now I make it for my husband and daughter on dreary winter mornings or anytime they're feeling under the weather.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup red-hot candies
  • 7 whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, cook cranberries in 2 cups water until they pop. Strain through a fine sieve, reserving juice and discarding skins; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, candies, cloves and remaining water. Cook until candies are dissolved. Add orange and lemon juices and reserved cranberry juice; heat though. Discard cloves. Serve hot.

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