Are you looking for a great way to spend less time in the mall, and more time in the comfort of your own kitchen this holiday season? If so, you need look no further. The homemade recipe listed here makes a festive and personal gift for all of your friends and neighbors. Part of the pleasure of receiving the gift is in the presentation, so use your imagination when wrapping. Items like unique jars and bottles, decorative Chinese food takeout boxes, or ornate bags all provide a perfect package. Be sure and add a few embellishments like raffia and ribbon to complete your holiday gift.


• 2 cups boiling water
• 1 tsp. whole cloves
• 5 cinnamon sticks
• 6 tea bags
• 1 can (12 oz.) frozen cranberry juice concentrate
• 1 can (12 oz.) frozen apple juice concentrate
• 1 can (6 oz.) frozen orange juice concentrate
• 1 cup lemon juice
• 1 cup honey

Steep first four ingredients together for 10 minutes. Remove tea bags and add the remaining ingredients. Pour into gift bottles and refrigerate until ready to gift. Note: remember to include serving suggestions for the recipient. “To serve, use one part concentrate to three parts boiling water for a warm holiday tea.” Concentrate will last refrigerated for up to two months.