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.

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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Nutrition Facts

146 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 37.2g; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 10.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2006
Warm, delicious and very sweet! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2006
Great recipe. I had no cinnamon candies and put a pinch of ground cinnamon instead. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2011
Tangy, sweet, warm and full of wonderful spice! This was gone before the night was over, and I made an entire pitcher! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2006
I had a recipe known as "Russian Tea" but lost the recipe. This one is very similar. I made it for our office Christmas party and it was a big hit! Everyone requested the recipe! Read More
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