Citrus Tea Punch

Photo: Jan Smith
This easy punch recipe is great for holiday entertaining and made by adding orange juice and lemonade concentrate to tea steeped with cinnamon and cloves. You can prepare this punch up to one day ahead.

Yield:

12 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 68
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 17.5 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 4 mg
Calcium 3 mg

Ingredients

6 cups water, divided
1/2 cup sugar
3 whole cloves
2 family-sized tea bags
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
1 cup orange juice
1 (6-ounce) can thawed lemonade concentrate, undiluted
Ice
Lemon slices (optional)

Preparation

Combine 4 cups water and sugar in a heavy saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until sugar dissolves; remove from heat. Add cloves, tea bags, and cinnamon; steep 5 minutes. Strain mixture through a sieve into a pitcher; discard solids. Add remaining 2 cups water, juice, and lemonade concentrate; stir well. Chill. Serve over ice, and garnish with lemon slices, if desired.

Note:

Julie Grimes Bottcher,

December 2005