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Holiday Wassail

November 7, 2017

A fragrant Wassail recipe is the perfect way to welcome guests to your home during the holidays. A slow-cooked mulled cider with an enchanting deep and fruity sweetness in a favorite mug is inviting on a chilly evening!

Wassail
Source: Lynn Kracht
Ingredients:
1 qt. apple cider (4 cups)
1 pt. cranberry juice (2 cups)
1 c. orange juice
3/4 c. lemon juice
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. whole allspice
1 tsp. whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
Directions:
1. Combine all juice in an automatic percolator.
2. Place sugar, allspice, cloves and cinnamon sticks in percolator basket in a coffee filter.
3. Allow coffee pot to go through the perk cycle. Serve hot.
Makes 16 1/2 c. servings.

If you don't have a percolator there are a number of recipes for your slow cooker available. The spices can be adjusted to your personal tastes as well.

Here's a slow cooker option from the Cooking Channel.
Ingredients:
4 c. apple juice
4 c. cranberry juice
4 c. orange juice
1/3 c. honey
2 tsp. whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
1 2-inch knob of ginger, peeled and sliced into coins
1 lemon, sliced
1 orange, sliced

Directions:
Throw it all on the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Use a slotted spoon to remove the spices before serving. You can also float some fresh cranberries on the top as a garnish.

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