Hot Cranberry Punch
- Yield: 12 servings
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.
- 2quarts cranberry-apple juice
- 2quarts cranberry juice
- 1cup orange juice
- 1 1/2cups sugar
- 1cup lemonade
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 20whole cloves
- 30 red-hot candies
- 3/4 to 1cup rum, optional
- 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.
- Cool and refrigerate until serving time. Reheat in a microwave-safe container.
Recipe by Cindy Sickbert, Rushville, Ind.