Sunday, December 22, 2013


 Wassail is another of our holiday favorites.  This recipe is an adaptation of the Lion House recipe.

2 1/4 c white sugar (I have omitted this for a diabetic friend and it still tasted really good...)
4 c water
4 cinnamon sticks
2 T candied ginger, sliced
1 T whole cloves
4 c OJ
2 c lemon juice (can substitute lemonade - we really like the flavor that way)
8 c apple juice

Bring water, sugar and spices to boil in a large pot. Turn off heat and cover pot, letting spices soak in hot water for about an hour. Add OJ, lemon juice & apple juice just before serving and let warm. I don't strain the spices. I like them to keep exuding flavor as I store the wassail, but if you don't want it to get super spicy (or you don't want to swallow a clove), strain before adding juice. Serve warm or cold.

 We were too busy drinking it to take a picture of it in a cup. And it's so good that now it's gone. :)

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1 comment:

Madeline and Family said...

Oh! Awesome. I have never made this, but now you have inspired me to do so. Thanks!

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