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Cranberry Wassail

​Traditionally, wassail was an old English drink of spiced ale or mulled wine served especially on Christmas Eve and Twelfth-night. This wassail recipe is non-alcoholic and kept warm in a crock pot. It’s easy to make and always a hit at our parties.

Servings: 20  Serving size: 8 oz  Preparation time: 20 minutes


Ingredients 1 quart hot black tea *1 quart cranberry juice 1 quart apple cider 3 cups orange juice 1 can frozen lemonade concentrate 1 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 pieces cinnamon stick 12 whole cloves 3 orange slices

Directions 1. Steep tea bags until tea is medium strength. ​2. Combine ingredients in a large pot (I use a crock pot), placing cloves in a tea ball. Bring to boil. 3. Reduce to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove spices. 4. When ready to serve, float orange slices on top. 

*I stay away from cranberry cocktail ​because it uses so much corn syrup. I hope you enjoy my recipes. Let me know if you’ve tried any of them and how they turned out. Feel free to share your favorite holiday recipes in your comments. Good cooking to you! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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