Growing up, my aunt made wassail every Christmas. It was one of the things I always looked forward to because it’s like a warm hug for your tummy.
The only problem I had with waiting until Christmas for it was that I felt like the flavors actually embraced the fall season more than Christmas, lol. Or it could be I was just being impatient.
Either way, I love wassail and all it’s autumn yumminess! 😋 I found this recipe that’s pretty darn close to my aunt’s and is super easy to make.
Recipe courtesy of yummyhealthyeasy.com
- 8 cups apple cider
- 2 cups orange juice (I prefer no pulp)
- 1/2 c. lemon juice
- 4 whole cinnamon sticks
- 12 whole cloves or 1 tsp. ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- Combine all ingredients in a large pan.
- Bring to simmer over medium-low heat. Reduce heat and continue simmering for 45 minutes. Ladle into cups or mugs and enjoy!