Mulled Cranberry Juice

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Contributor’s Note: If you want a bubbly consistency (my mother) add ¼ c. of ginger ale to your mug or glass.


  • 2 quarts (64 ounces or about 2 liters) real cranberry juice (not cocktail juice)
  • 6 cinnamon sticks, broke in half
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup good quality spiced rum
  • 1 medium orange, sliced as thinly as possible, for garnish on glasses or to float


Pour juice in a non-reactive pot (not metal lined). Add spices and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer from ½ hour up to 2 hours. Alternatively, pour hot juice into a preheated small crock pot to keep heated all day.

Serve in mugs or glasses that can take the heat and garnish with orange slices.