***Author’s Note: I shared this recipe a couple of years back. It’s a favorite of mine, and I thought it was worth sharing again. Guests at your Christmas gathering will love it. (Personally, I’m thinking of taking it to the ladies’ meeting at church….)
This delightful winter drink is one my mom used to make all the time when we were kids. It makes the house smell wonderful, is an excellent source of vitamin C, and very soothing for dry, sore throats. Enjoy!
Put water, cinnamon, cloves and sugar in a large pan or stock pot (at least 4-5 QT pot); boil for 5 minutes. Turn off heat; add tea bags and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags. Add fruit juices and heat through—DO NOT BOIL.
This will stay good in the pan on the stove or in a crock pot for a day. Afterwards, remove cinnamon sticks and cloves and store in air-tight pitcher in refrigerator. Heat up one cup at a time or reheat entire batch. (Do not allow to boil.) Will keep for 5 to 7 days.