My mom always brewed a big pot of hot wassail for us on Christmas Eve. It’s a tradition she grew up with as a little girl. I make it for my family on Christmas morning –it’s the perfect warm, cozy drink to enjoy when it’s cold and snowy outside! This is a great recipe that only takes a few minutes to stir together and then it simmers to allow all the flavors to blend.
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Hot Wassail is one of my favorite warm holiday drinks. A delicious hot cider drink that combines the flavors of orange and apple with cinnamon and spices.
- 2 apples
- 8 cups apple cider
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 15 whole cloves ,or 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar , optional
- Poke the whole cloves into the apples on all sides.
Add all of the ingredients, including the apples, to a large pot over medium low heat.
Bring to a simmer. Simmer for 30-45 minutes.
Remove the apples and whole cloves. Ladle into mugs and enjoy!
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I originally shared this recipe November 2013. I’ve updated it with new photos and clearer instructions.