This Wassail Recipe is a delicious warm drink made up of apple cider, orange juice and lemon juice. Perfectly seasoned to warm you to the core. Wassail is perfect for cold winter days, Holiday parties and Christmas celebrations.
This easy wassail recipe has been in our family for countless years, it a holiday tradition!! This is one thing my kids and myself look forward to every Christmas Eve. My mom serves this warm Christmas drink every year at our family Christmas party and it wouldn’t be the same without it!
This hot wassail recipe is so easy to throw together and will absolutely be enjoyed by all.
How to make Wassail
This easy wassail recipe can be made on the stovetop or in a slow cooker.
First to make this wassail recipe you will start by combining the water and sugar in a large pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
Next, add in the cinnamon, allspice berries, ginger and whole cloves. Turn off the heat and let the spices develop in the hot water for at least 30 minutes.
At this point, after the spices have infused the water, you can strain them from the liquid, or leave them in if you like. I prefer to leave them in to continue to add flavor to the wassail.
Pour in the apple cider, orange juice and lemon juice. Bring just to a boil and turn down the heat to low, this will keep the wassail warm.
If you prefer to make this for the slow cooker. Dissolve the sugar in the water in the slow cooker. Add the other ingredients and cook on low for 4 hours or high for 8. Keep on low to serve.
To make this easy, soul warming Christmas drink, you will need just a few ingredients.
- apple cider
- orange juice
- lemon juice
- cinnamon sticks
- whole cloves
- allspice berries
- ground ginger
Can I make Wassail ahead?
You can make this wassail recipe before you need it. Simply follow the recipe instructions to make the wassail. Once it is complete, strain the spices and store in the refrigerator. You can make this at least 5 days in advance of when you need it.
Simply warm up when ready to serve.
How to store this wassail drink
If you have any wassail left over after serving, place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Just heat up what you are going to drink in the microwave and take a trip back to Christmas.
Homemade Wassail Recipe
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- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 whole cloves
- 4 whole allspice
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- 1 quart apple cider
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1 cup lemon juice
- In a large pot (at least 4 quarts) stir together the water and sugar and bring to a boil.
- Boil, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and add in the cloves, allspice, cinnamon and ginger. Let sit for at least 30 minutes.
- At this point you can strain and remove the spices or leave them in. (I like to leave them in)
- Add in the apple cider, orange juice and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Bring just to a boil and then turn down to low to keep warm while serving.
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This Wassail Recipe is a delicious warm drink made up of apple cider, orange juice and lemon juice. Perfectly seasoned to warm you to the core.