Wow Guests With Cranberry-Lemon Punch

Oranges and Spices

With the holidays here, you are probably connecting with family or friends to share the joys of the season. Whether it’s just a few buddies over for dessert or (as one friend used to say) “the whole famn damily” one thing that will make spirits bright is a hot drink on a chilly evening. Here’s a recipe that is sure to please even grumpy Aunt Charlotte. The really great thing about it is you throw the ingredients together (5 minutes, tops) before guests arrive and then go about your business making your home presentable. Then when guest arrive, the air is scented with the fruity, spicy aroma of a mouth-watering hot drink they’ll be glad to enjoy. Skoal!


Cranberry-Lemon Punch
Recipe type: Beverage
  • 48 ounces cranberry juice
  • ½ - ¾ cup lemon juice
  • 5-6 cups hot water
  • 1 cup sugar or equivalent sweetener
  • ½ cup honey
  • 8-12 whole cloves
  • 6-8 cinnamon sticks
  1. Combine all ingredients in a crockpot. Stir and taste, adjusting the lemon juice or sweetener to suit you. Simmer on low heat for 4 hours or high heat for 2 hours. Stir about once an hour.


Subscribe to My Newsletter

Powered by Robly

Recent Blog Posts

  • Summer Flowers

    July Do’s and Don’ts For Gardeners

    July 07, 2017

    July in the garden is a difficult month. You’re halfway through the growing year but the weather makes demands on you and your plants that cannot be i…

  • (Original File name; FC Roses, mixed colors C2I046BJ.jpg)

    The Latest on Roses

    June 06, 2017

    Roses are one of the most popular and commonly grown flowers. Since 2004, when the Knockout® rose was introduced they have become so common in the U…

  • Harvesting Basil

    So You Want a Bigger Basil Harvest

    May 05, 2017

    If you’ve planted basil in your garden this year, I can guarantee you are already thinking of how you can use this spicy, aromatic herb. Now you are c…

  • Expert Researching

    ‘Expert’ Is Not a Four-Letter Word

    April 04, 2017

    The internet is a fine and wonderful thing. However it has caused our society to develop certain schizophrenic tendencies when it comes to expertise….

  • Crowded Fish

    Excuse Me, Martha Stewart?

    March 03, 2017

    A few days ago I got a question via Facebook from a friend in Idaho. She had seen an article from the Martha Stewart website with five tips on how to…


The Herb ‘n Cowgirl is a member of