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Citrus Tea Punch

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.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2005

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

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 68
  • Calories from fat: 1%
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 17.5g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Sodium: 4mg
  • Calcium: 3mg
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