Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cranberry Tea

Cranberry Tea

1 bag fresh cranberries (or 1 1/8 cup unsweetened cranberry juice)
3 cinnamon sticks
5 whole cloves
1 1/2 quarts water
1/2 cup sweetener of choice
1 1/2 cups water (to be added after cooking)

Combine ingredients in a large kettle and simmer over medium heat for 45 - 60 minutes. Add additional water. Serve in a pretty mug or teacup and add a cinnamon stick for swirling! Or serve chilled on ice with mint leaves for garnish.

Sip with thankfulness all week as you prepare for Thanksgiving!

8 comments:

  1. oh big hugs and thanks for this one ladonna. i will have to use a bag of frozen cranberries cause i am not leaving this house in this pre thanksgiving rush! but this drink sounds just like what i was craving! i bet i can taste this! will let you know as soon as i have it made:)

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  2. Mmmm, I'm sure this tea doesn't only taste delicious but smells wonderful as well. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it's indeed perfect for this season. :)

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  3. Sounds good. Makes me think of spiced apple juice.

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  4. This is new to me and worth trying! I love fresh cranberries this time of year and they provide such lively flavor!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  5. What a clever girl you are xoxox Clarice

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  6. This sounds delish! I think I will have to borrow this recipe this Thanksgiving. My mother and sister in law would love it as would I ;)
    Thank you!

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  7. forgot to ask a question....do I strain it upon serving? I'm guessing yes but I've never made tea this way and just wanted to be sure.
    Thank you.

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