Chai tea and fruit juices make this festive hot drink a must-serve at your next holiday gathering.
- 3 cups water
- 4 black chai tea bags
- 8 cups apple cider or apple juice (64 ounces)
- 2 cups low-calorie cranberry juice
- ½ cup orange juice
- 4 (3 inch) pieces cinnamon stick
- 3 whole cloves
- Cinnamon sticks and/or fresh cranberries
- Step 1
Bring the water to boiling in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Add tea bags. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Discard the tea bags.
In a 6- to 8-quart pot, combine apple cider, cranberry juice, orange juice, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and the steeped tea. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Discard the cinnamon sticks and cloves. Serve warm. If desired, garnish with additional cinnamon sticks and/or cranberries.
To make ahead: Prepare cider as directed; cool. Transfer to an airtight container; cover. Chill for up to 3 days. Serve chilled, or transfer to a large Dutch oven and heat through.
Serving Size: 6 ounces Per Serving: 68 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 16.9g; dietary fiber 0.2g; sugars 15.6g; fat 0.2g; vitamin a iu 17.5IU; vitamin c 15.2mg; folate 4.6mcg; calcium 12.6mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 6.6mg; potassium 187.6mg; sodium 6.1mg. Exchanges: