English Wassail

English Wassail Recipe

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Megan Stewart


I remember having Wassail in Scotland for Christmas. That version added alcohol, so wasn't able to be served to the under age guests. It was wonderful, and when my mother in law had this recipe, I had to save it!


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Stove Top


  • 1 gal
    apple cider (not juice)
  • 8
    cinnamon sticks
  • 5
    cloves, or to taste
  • 1 tsp
    each: ground allspice, ground nutmeg, ground ginger
  • 2
    lemons, sliced
  • 1
    orange, sliced

How to Make English Wassail


  1. Mix together. Bring to boil then reduce heat. Let simmer 1 hour before serving.

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About English Wassail

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

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