Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Suggested in a 1959 cookbook as the perfect hot beverage to serve when trimming the Christmas tree.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix spices, cranberry juice, and water in saucepan; bring to a rolling boil.
  2. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand about 3 minutes.
  3. Strain and discard spices.
  4. Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  5. Add lemonade; mix well.
  6. Reheat, and serve hot.
  7. Garnish each serving with half an orange slice and a sprig of mint or a green cherry.
Most Helpful

very,very good! i did not serve it warm since it is july. instead we had it over ice and everyone loved it. next time i will serve it warm and maybe even spike it!

kimbearly July 31, 2004