Hot Spiced Beverage
The tea lover on your Christmas list will delight in this sweet citrus beverage. You can present the dry mix in a decorative bag with instructions for making the tea...or place all the ingredients (plus directions) in a pretty basket.
3 cups packed brown sugar
1/3 cup whole cloves
1 tablespoon salt
Additional Ingredients (for each batch)
3 cups pineapple juice
3 cups water
Combine the first three ingredients; divide into six batches (about 1/2 cup each). Store in airtight containers.
To prepare beverage: Pour pineapple juice and water into the water reserve of a coffee maker; place one batch of spice mix in filter-lined basket of coffee maker. Brew as you would coffee. Keep warm until serving. Yield: 6 batches (about 3 cups total), 1 1/2 quarts per batch.
Preparation/Total Time: 5 minutes
1 serving (1 cup) equals 81 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.