Harried Housewife: Warm Spiced Cranberry Cocktails

The Harried Housewife's recipe for warm spiced cranberry cocktails.

Posted: Nov 11, 2019 1:22 PM
Updated: Nov 11, 2019 1:22 PM

WARM SPICED CRANBERRY COCKTAILS

5 cups cranberry juice cocktail
1 cup orange juice
1 cup water
3 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
2 (3- to 3 1/2-inches each) cinnamon stick, plus more for serving (optional)
8 whole allspice berries
8 whole cloves
1 star anise, plus more for garnish (optional)

In a medium saucepan, combine cranberry juice, orange juice, water, brown sugar, two cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, and star anise. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 5 minutes; remove from heat. Let stand 10 minutes. Pour cranberry juice mixture through a strainer; discard cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, and star anise. Serve with cinnamon sticks and float star anise, if desired. Makes eight servings.

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