More than just cranberry-flavored tea, this is a festive, hot beverage ideal for serving at fall and wintertime get-togethers.
3 teaspoons instant tea
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 cups boiling water
1 (3-ounce) package cherry gelatin
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 quart cranberry juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
- Place the instant tea, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg in cheesecloth or a coffee filter and twist-tie closed. Steep in the boiling water for 5 minutes.
- Stir in the cherry gelatin and allow mixture to cool. Add the orange, lemon and cranberry juice and sugar. Mix until sugar is dissolved. Serve hot.
- Store unused portion in the refrigerator and reheat to serve.
Makes about 2 1/2 quarts..