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Hot Spiced Beverage

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.

Makes

6 batches (about 3 cups total), 1-1/2 quarts per batch

The tea lover on your Christmas list will delight in this sweet citrus beverage Ozela Haynes of Emerson, Arkansas shares. You can present the dry mix in a decorative bag with instructions for making the tea...or place all the ingredients (plus directions) in a pretty basket.—Ozela Haynes, Emerson, Arkansas

Ingredients

  • 3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch):
  • 3 cups pineapple juice
  • 3 cups water

Directions

  1. Combine the first three ingredients; divide into six batches (about 1/2 cup each). Store in airtight containers.
  2. To prepare beverage: Pour pineapple juice and water into the water reserve of a coffeemaker; place one batch of spice mix in filter-lined basket of coffeemaker. Brew as you would coffee. Keep warm until serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 81 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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