Cozy Cranberry Sipper 3.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

Jan 9, 2013

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
Ingredients
  • 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

Directions

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.

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Recipe Source

From Washington cancer nutrition specialist Danielle Cook Navidi.

Tested by Amy Kim.

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