Nutrition,  Recipes

Poinsettia Sipper

Depending on your mood, this merry Christmas drink can either be a cocktail or a mocktail…you choose.

6 cups (serving size: 3/4 cup)


  • 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cups water

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 7 ingredients in a saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Bring to a simmer; cover and cook 30 minutes. Remove cloves and cinnamon sticks from pan with a slotted spoon. Serve warm or chilled. Garnish with orange rind curls, if desired.

Step 2

Note: For a Poinsettia Cocktail, add 1 tablespoon vodka to each serving; the calories go up to 150 per serving.



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