Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

A perfect Christmas hot beverage.


  1. In a large saucepan, mix together red wine, cranberry juice, sugar, water, lemon juice, and cinnamon sticks.
  2. Heat just until mixture bubbles around the edges; reduce heat.
  3. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove cinnamon sticks.
  5. Stir in brandy.
  6. Ladle mixture into cups or mugs; garnish with a lemon slice.


Most Helpful

I tried this out on my family for the holidays. They all gave it a "thumbs way up" signal. I thought is was very delicious. The red wine, cranberry and subtle taste of brandy and cinnamon blended perfectly together. I made two batches. The first I made on the stove-top. The second, I kept warm in the crockpot. A lovely holiday drink.

Esther N January 03, 2003

This was an easy to follow recipe and eveyone really liked this. I'd make it again. I made it on the stove top and kept it warm in a crock pot. Worked very well and was well received.

Dennis and Cheryl Schneider December 18, 2003

This was one of the hot beverages that I made to keep us full of spirit during the holidays. A wonderful drink. The most predominant flavors were the red wine and cranberry juice which made a delicious combination. I did like Esther and kept this warm in the crockpot. Made it easier for my family to serve themselves.

Jenna Naquin January 13, 2003

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