Kitchen Table: Hot Cranberry Punch Recipe

Where herbs and spices make a difference

| December/January 1997

Serves 12
Brew this hot cranberry punch recipe for festive occasions.

  • 2 lemons, thickly sliced
  • 24 whole cloves
  • 6 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 cups lemonade
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup sugar or honey
  • 12 cinnamon sticks
  1. Stud the lemon slices with the whole cloves. Combine the other ingredients in a nonreactive pot, add the lemon slices, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Serve in a 2-quart punch bowl. Garnish individual servings with the cinnamon sticks.

—Christine Sheffield, Roseville, California 

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