Do you sense a warming theme? Yes, it’s like 50 degrees here in San Diego, brrrrrr, so I need to keep warm with drinks like this cranberry orange punch. I have a thing for cranberries. The way they pop when you bite into them, the mostly sour yet sweet taste and that gorgeous red color! I do a little dance when I find that fresh cranberries are on the produce shelves every fall.
Not everyone likes cranberries as much as I do, I get that. But you will love this warm punch for the Holidays and as a great alternative to warm apple cider. The whole house currently smells of wonderful fall comforts and this is one pretty drink that’s easy to make ahead and serve at you next fall or winter party.
Ingredients: makes 3 servings, double for 6 servings
2 cups cranberry juice
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
2 thick slices orange studded with whole cloves
place all ingredients in large pan and simmer over low heat for one hour. strain if desired.
*alternate method: place all ingredients into crock pot and cook on low for 4 hours.
and a look at it in the pan, so pretty and made the house smell great!