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by in Dec 2006
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)
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Total Time: 15

Yield: about 1-1/2 gallons

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  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 8 sticks cinnamon
  • 10-12 whole cloves
  • 2-3 whole star-anise pods
  • 1 tablespoon allspice berries
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 2 oranges, cut into quarter-inch slices
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 gallon white wine
  • 2 cups rum


In a large stockpot over low heat, combine cider, juice, spices, fruit, and sugar; simmer 1-1/2-2 hours.

Remove from heat. Strain and discard solids and return liquid to pot. Add wine and rum and return to heat to warm through. Ladle into mugs and serve.
Updated Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

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One Response to Wassail

  1. Anonymous January 2, 2007 at 4:43 pm #

    Very warming but a little goes a long way with the rum added. The lighter is better if kids are about though.

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