Cozy cranberry sipper

Published: Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 3D

Makes 3 quarts This seasonal beverage packs a punch of Vitamin C, ideal for someone who's feeling under the weather.

Serve it hot or cold.

The drink can be prepared up to 3 days in advance. Keep covered and refrigerated.

From Washington cancer nutrition specialist Danielle Cook Navidi.

INGREDIENTS

One 12-ounce bag fresh cranberries

3 quarts water

Two 3-inch cinnamon sticks

12 whole cloves

1 cup agave syrup, or more to taste

1 cup orange juice

Freshly squeezed juice of 2 lemons

INSTRUCTIONS

Combine the cranberries, water, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a large pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 45 minutes, adjusting the heat so the liquid is barely bubbling.

Add the agave syrup, orange juice and lemon juice. Cover and cook for 1 to 2 hours. Taste and add agave syrup as needed. Pour through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher or other container and discard the solids from the strainer.

Serve hot or chilled.

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