A lovely clear red, hot beverage for holiday parties, an afternoon break, for dinner or bedtime as it contains no caffeine. I have been making this for decades and keep it in the fridge all winter. One of my most requested recipes!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 (1 cup) servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the cranberries and water into a large pot. Bring to a boil and cook just until the berries pop, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand at room temperature until cold, several hours.

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  • Strain out the cranberries and stir the orange juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice and sugar into the liquid. Add the cinnamon stick, whole cloves and allspice berries. Bring to a low boil. It is ready to serve at this point, but it is even better if you allow it to sit overnight.

Nutrition Facts

144 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 36.6g; fat 0.2g; sodium 7.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2005
Be sure and strain out the spices and cinnamon stick before serving! I forgot to include this in the directions. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2019
In only used half the sugar called for and it was plenty sweet to me. Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2005
Be sure and strain out the spices and cinnamon stick before serving! I forgot to include this in the directions. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2006
I made this for our company Christmas party. I started it on the stove and then put it in my crockpot to keep it warm. I put the cloves and allspice in a tea infuser so I wouldn't have to strain them out. This is also wonderful cold. I saved the cooked cranberries I strained out and added 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup orange juice and pureed it in my blender. It made a wonderful cranberry sauce. You could add pectin or unflavored gelatin to make it thicker. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2006
This was delicious! I made it just for me and my little son not a special occasion. So now it's in my fridge and it has been hard to only have one big mug a night! Actually I am sitting at work now with a snow storm on the way wishing I had a thermos of the tea! YUM! Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2008
I just brewed a batch of this wonderful tea. I made the recipe as is - with absolutely no changes - and it is wonderful! I can't believe how flavorful and good it is. This is definitely a keeper. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2010
I recommend making this a few days ahead & let it sit in the fridge. It's easy to reheat when you want a mug. i didn't even strain it first left all the cranberries & spices floating in the mix. the flavors meld wonderfully! a winter holiday treat! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2009
I made this a couple years ago for my Ladies Bible Study group. They absolutely loved it and is now requested at every special occassion! I made as recipe says... sometimes adding a little less sugar but otherwise no changes! Wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2008
A wonderful change from mulled apple cider! I basically followed the recipe exactly except added an extra cinnamon stick. Fresh squeezed orange juice is a big plus. Don't forget to stain off the spices at the end before serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2010
This was fantastic! I loved it and will be bringing it to my mom's group next week. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2008
this was good but a lot of work and fuss for the end result. I don't know if I will make it again but thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2019
In only used half the sugar called for and it was plenty sweet to me. Read More
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