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Warm Cranberry Citrus Drink Recipe

This Warm Cranberry Citrus Drink is the perfect holiday drink, that tastes exactly like Christmas in a cup.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cozy drink, Drink, holiday drink, Non-alcoholic drink
Servings: 8
Calories: 178kcal


  • Large Saucepan
  • strainer
  • Large Bowl


  • 3 cups fresh cranberries
  • cups water divided
  • cups sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of cloves
  • cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • fresh cranberries and orange slices for garnish


  • Place cranberries and 2 1/2 cups of water in a large saucepan. Bring water to a boil and cook over medium heat until the berries pop (takes about 15-20 minutes).
  • Strain through a fine sieve (strainer), reserving the juice and discarding the cranberry skins. Pour the juice into a large bowl and set bowl aside.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the rest of the water (4 cups) and 1 1/2 cups sugar, cinnamon, and cloves. Bring water to a boil and cook until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Pour water into bowl with cranberry juice, then add orange juice, lemon juice, and cinnamon sticks. Mix well and serve.
  • Garnish with fresh cranberries and sliced oranges.


  • You can keep this warm by keeping it on the stovetop on low or in a crock pot on low, stirring well before serving. It is also delicious served chilled.


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg