This recipe comes from my mother’s cookbook. It’s one of the few things I can remember her making for the holidays. With 2 cups of sugar and orange juice, the cranberry tartness fades away in this warm smooth tea.
This original recipe gave me the inspiration for a mocktail version I posted over at The Bloom Blog, turning it into a sparkling cold drink. So be sure to pop over there and say hello.
Cranberry Holiday Tea
1 quart Cranberries (3 12 oz. bags)
2 cups Sugar
2 quarts Water
2 cups Orange Juice (fresh)
3 tablespoons Lemon Juice
2 sticks, Cinnamon
Mix and boil cranberries, sugar and water until cranberries pop open. Strain cranberries from the juice and discard.
Add Orange Juice, lemon juice and cinnamon sticks. Simmer on the stove for about 10 minutes.
Can you recommend a sweetener that will work with this beside white sugar? 🙂
I haven’t tried sweetners on this recipe yet, but I hear good things about Stevia.