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Christmas Wassail Recipe

Enjoy this Christmas Wassail recipe with your group as you reminisce about holidays past or plan for a fun trip for next year with our recent article, Top Christmas Celebrations from around the Country.


  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice (optional)



  1. Combine all liquids and spices together in a slow-cooker. The cranberry juice is optional but gives the wassail a festive red color.
  2. Allow the ingredients to simmer together in the slow cooker on low for 8 hours (It will smell amazing!)
  3.  Serve hot and enjoy!


Bea Gassman, courtesy