Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
A yummy tea using cranberries, lemon and orange juice. A great way to perk up those cold Canadian nights!
- 2 cups fresh cranberries (or frozen)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 lemon, juice of
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 cups boiling water
- Combine the cranberries, cinnamon, lemon juice, orange juice and sugar in a large saucepan and pour on the rapidly boiling water. Stir well and let the mixture steep for 10 minutes. Strain and serve hot, or chill and serve cold over ice.
I used frozen cranberries, freshly squeezed lemon and orange juice and 1/4 of the sugar using regular white. I made this to prevent UTI and for my health, one reason why I redused the amount of sugar, plus I don't like drinks very sweet in general. I found the drink a bit weak so I would reduce the water somewhat next time. Made for Comfort Cafe - Snow Queens Round 01/10.
We have colds here right now, and this really hit the spot. Lots of Vitamin C. I replaced half the sugar with Splenda. I think I would cut the sugar/sweetener in half next time, as we like our teas and such a little less sweet, but that is a personal taste. Will be trying this iced during warmer weather (I always have cranberries in the freezer for year round use) :)
Great citrus-cranberry flavor! This would be really nice if you were getting a little sniffly. I halved the sugar, and would probably reduce that a little more next time. I ended up having to pop many of the berries myself, so I would go ahead and boil them.