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Cranberry Citrus Amazing Cinnamon Christmas Punch

I shared this recipe here a few years ago, but it isn’t Christmastime until we’ve made our first batch! Growing up we called it Christmas Tea, but I think punch is a better term for it. Whatever you call it, it’s delicious and makes the whole house smell wonderful!


Cranberry Citrus Amazing Cinnamon Christmas Punch

8 oz. Whole Cranberries
3 qt. of water
1/2 cup of sugar
1 cup of cinnamon imperials
3 cinnamon sticks
24 whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
3 oranges – juiced
3 lemons – juiced

Boil the cranberries in 1 qt. of water for about 10 minutes.

Mix 2 quarts of water, sugar, cinnamon imperials, cloves, and cinnamon sticks in a large pot. Heat until the cinnamon imperials melt. Add the orange and lemon juice to the pot.

Pour the cranberry mixture into the pot using a strainer to keep any seeds and skins from getting in. Discard the cranberries.

Simmer on low for 2 hours.

You can store it in the refrigerator and reheat for about a week.

two christmas recipes

There are so many must makes for this time of year and I thought I’d share two of my favorite Christmas recipes today. Hopfully you aren’t in too much of a sugar coma from the sweets that the holidays bring!

The first recipe, well, I don’t have a good name for it. Growing up we called it “Christmas tea”, but that’s not quite right. It’s almost like a cider. Whatever it is, when I smell it I know it’s Christmastime. Today I’ll call it Cranberry Citrus Amazing Cinnamon Christmas Punch.

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