Yummy Cranberry Drink

Sometimes, I don’t know how I end up in the messes I make for myself. I don’t know how I moved from making dinner Sunday night to the point where I pulled out my Mom’s sieve that she used to make tomato juice with, to straining cranberries, but that’s where I was.

I read that this drink has been made by Moms for their sick kiddies; and and I have a couple of those right now and I thought, cranberries, being so full of vitamin C and antioxidants would totally rock that cold right out of them. I was hopelessly sucked right in to pulling out the sieve, churning cranberries and slaving over a hot stove.

The drink was delicious. It really, truly was worth the effort, which, in truth, while this LOOKs like a big production, really wasn’t that bad. The cranberries “PoP” while you cook them, which was kind of exciting.  I might make a batch to serve up for Thanksgiving, with a Captain Morgan Kick.

So, here’s the recipe.

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon candies
  • 7 whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (You could substitute Ginger Ale for this.)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  1. In a saucepan, cook cranberries in 2 cups water until they pop. Gather the kids round to watch.
  2. Strain through a fine sieve, reserving juice and discarding skins; set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, candies, cloves and remaining water.
  4. Cook until candies are dissolved.
  5. Add orange and lemon juices and reserved cranberry juice; heat though.
  6. Remove cloves. Serve hot.

2 comments to “Yummy Cranberry Drink”
  1. Candies are mentioned in the directions, but not the ingredient list… this looks awesome and I can’t wait to try it, just let me know what kind of candy is in it.

    Stephanie, Sorry. I left them out, and it was just fine. But the original recipe did call for 1/2 cup cinnamon candies. So, I added cinnamon powder.

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