Holiday Wassail

Suzanne Larsen


I've been making this for years for Christmas. It's good any time but it makes a lot. You would have to pare down the recipe to just make a few cups of this.


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10 Min
30 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 qt
    black, hot tea
  • 1 qt
    cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 qt
    apple juice
  • 3
    cinnamon sticks
  • 12
    whole cloves
  • 2 c
    orange juice (with or without pulp)
  • 3/4 c
    fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
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    fresh orange slices
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    cloves for the orange slices

How to Make Holiday Wassail


  1. Place all the ingredients in a large Dutch oven or other large saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer.
  3. Add 1/5 bottle of Rum and 1/2 fifth bottle of Brandy.
  4. Add slices of fresh orange.
  5. Keep warm until you are ready to serve.
  6. Take some fresh orange slices and stick cloves in them.
  7. Pour the wassail into a cup, add the fresh orange slice with cloves, and enjoy.

    Make sure you remove the cloves and cinnamon sticks from the wassail before you pour it into cups.

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About Holiday Wassail

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: English

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