The King's Wassail

Jeremy Martin

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@kyinventor

The wassail that's fit for a king. This was a secret recipe that was handed down to me through a highly secret order of royals.


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Ingredients

6 c
fresh apple cider
1 tsp
zest of a lemon
1 medium
orange + its zest
2
golden delicious or similarly soft and sweet apples
1 Tbsp
whole cloves
2 Tbsp
cinnamon
3/4 tsp
nutmeg
3
star anise pods (optional because people are kinda touchy about the flavor)
1/2 c
brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp
allspice, for an extra kick
cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Zest an orange and a lemon. Add zest to a large pot with the apple cider. Peel the orange and add half the wedges to the cider. Turn heat to medium.
2
Core the apples and quarter them. Stuff cloves into the soft part and add to the apple cider.
3
Add the star anise if you'd like, and add the cinnamon and allspice and stir. Stir in the brown sugar.
4
Bring to a high heat and bring to a light boil. Immediately reduce to a simmer and cover.
Simmer for 30 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally. Ladle hot wassail into mugs and enjoy. Garnish with cinnamon sticks if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks