Cranberry Wassail

Beverages, Beverages, Alcohol, Christmas


1/2 gal apple cider

1/2 gal cranberry juice (not juice cocktail)

1 cup lemon juice

1 ΒΌ cups pineapple juice

1 large orange cut in quarters

24 whole cloves

1/4 cup honey

1/2 cup white sugar

4 sticks cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground allspice

dry red wine optional

thin orange slices for garnish


Stud the oranges quarters with the whole cloves.

In a large saucepan or pot, combine cider, cranberry juice, lemon juice, pineapple juice, oranges with cloves, honey, sugar & cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer; add spices & simmer for 10-15 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.

Add dry red wine if desired.

Serve warm garnishing each cup with an orange slice.