Winter Wassail

sobota, 15 lutego 2014

Winter Wassail

Time: 27 mins


  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice
  • 4 cinnamon sticks, 2-inch long
  • 1/2 teaspoon mace
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 pint gin (optional) or 1 pint vodka, this is (optional)
  • 2 lemons, sliced thin, seeds removed
  • 3 oranges, sliced thin, seeds removed


  • 1 Pour cider into large kettle, add spices and salt. Bring to a hard boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes
  • 2 Remove from stove, add sugar to taste, if needed.
  • 3 Cool. Strain wassail. Keep in a cool place till ready to use, but it is not necessary to refrigerate.
  • 4 To prepare a wassail bowl: Use a heavy china bowl, a crock pot or a punch bowl.
  • 5 Heat it over a large kettle of boiling water. Add lemon and orange slices.
  • 6 When warm, add gin or vodka and let it heat, but do not boil or spirits will evaporate. Remove from heat.
  • 7 Pour in the boiling wassail. If possible keep the bowl hot over a candle or alcohol burner. Ladle into punch cups and serve.

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