Hot Cranberry Punch

  • Yield 12 servings

Cranberry juice, orange juice, and lemonade spiced with cinnamon and cloves make a delicious holiday punch.

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Hot Cranberry Punch is easy to make and handy to have in the refrigerator when guests come calling at holiday time. It's also wonderful to drink at night on a cold winter day.

Ingredients

2 quarts cranberry-apple juice
2 quarts cranberry juice
1 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup lemonade
4 cinnamon sticks
20 whole cloves
30 red-hot candies
3/4 to 1 cup rum, optional

Instructions

  1. Combine the juices, sugar, lemonade, spices, candies, and rum, if using, in a 5-quart stockpot. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour. Remove spices.
  2. Cool and refrigerate until serving time. Reheat in a microwave-safe container.

Recipe by Cindy Sickbert, Rushville, Ind.

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