A delicious Spiced Cranberry Tea can serve as a morning pick-me-up, or a comforting night time beverage. It’s a mixture of fresh cranberries, orange juice, lemon juice, cinnamon and juniper berries. It’s simply delicious!


Spiced Cranberry Tea by Diverse Dinners


I’ve been experimenting with juniper berries, they’re a great addition to sweet and savory dishes. Juniper berries are used to create gin, so adding them to this Spiced Cranberry Tea applies a very mild pine flavor. They calm the tartness of the cranberries and apply a subtle sweetness. The balance of the ingredients make this tea a tasty medley of flavors.

I love this tea because it’s great hot or cold, although hot is my preference. After a couple of sips I began shopping for the ingredients once again to make sure I could make another batch very soon.

Spiced Cranberry Tea is simple to make. The spices and cranberries are placed on a low heat until the liquid becomes a concentrated, thickened solution. Then, the cranberries are strained away before fresh orange, lemon juice and water is added. No need for a sweetener, just sip and enjoy.

This tasty Spiced Cranberry Tea has medicinal qualities too, check out the list below.

  • Cranberries boost your immune system, and ward off urinary tract disease and gum disease.
  • Juniper berries are purported to contain natural insulin, which is great for diabetes sufferers. 
  • Cinnamon can lower blood sugar
  • Citrus is high in Vitamin C

It’s Thanksgiving on Thursday and it will be frigid in New York. If you are hosting Thanksgiving, and cold weather is coming your way, why not have a hot Spiced Cranberry Tea as a welcome drink for your guests when they arrive.



Serves 6-8

Spiced Cranberry Tea

30 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 30 Total Time

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  • 8 cups fresh cranberries
  • 2 1/2 ltr water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp juniper berries
  • 2 oranges (whole) + 1 orange (sliced)
  • 2 Meyer lemons
  • Equipment & Utensils
  • Medium saucepan
  • Sieve


  1. Heat cranberries, 1 1/2 liters of water, cinnamon and juniper berries in a saucepan on high heat until the liquid begins to bubble.
  2. Lower heat to medium and allow to continue on a slow rumble for 30-45 minutes or until liquid becomes a concentrated juice.
  3. Drain juice and pour back into saucepan and discard the balance of ingredients.
  4. Juice oranges and lemons and add to cranberry juice, then add balance of water and return to medium heat.
  5. Add a couple of slices of orange and allow flavors to combine for 5-10 mins .
  6. Serve with a slice of orange.