This seasonal beverage packs a punch of Vitamin C, ideal for someone who's feeling under the weather. Serve it hot or cold.
Make Ahead: The drink can be prepared up to 3 days in advance. Keep covered and refrigerated.
Servings: 3 quarts
- One 12-ounce bag fresh cranberries
- 3 quarts water
- Two 3-inch cinnamon sticks
- 12 whole cloves
- 1 cup agave syrup, or more to taste
- 1 cup orange juice
- Freshly squeezed juice of 2 lemons
Combine the cranberries, water, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a large pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 45 minutes, adjusting the heat so the liquid is barely bubbling.
Add the agave syrup, orange juice and lemon juice. Cover and cook for 1 to 2 hours. Taste, and add agave syrup as needed. Pour through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher or other container, and discard the solids from the strainer.
Serve hot or chilled.
From Washington cancer nutrition specialist Danielle Cook Navidi.
Tested by Amy Kim.
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