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Five Spice Mulled Cranberry Cocktail

Five Spice Mulled Cranberry CocktailWarm up with a mug of this richly fragrant, spiced cranberry cocktail. Recipe created by celebrity chef, Ming Tsai.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice Cocktail
2 cups Ocean Spray® Cran-Lemonade™ Cranberry Lemonade Juice Drink
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon whole fennel seeds
2 whole cloves
1 large slice of peeled ginger, 1/4-inch thick
1/2 teaspoon Szechuan peppercorns

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all the ingredients. Bring to a simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes. Strain.
  2. Pour directly into mugs, garnish with cinnamon stick.

Makes 4 (1 cup) servings.


  • For Alcoholic Hot Beverage: First add 1 1/2 ounces of rum to mug, then cranberry mixture. Stir.
  • For Chilled Beverage: Chill mixture after simmering. Fill tall Collins glass with ice, pour in chilled mixture and 2 ounces seltzer water. Garnish with lemon wheel, if desired.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.