December 06, 2006

Christmas Wassail Recipe

I made a big pot of wassail tonight. It has been quite chilly. Wassail is the only hot drink that I like and it gets me in a holiday mood. I enjoyed sipping it in front of the Christmas tree.

Christmas Wassail

Tie in a small net bag:
12 cloves
8 allspice berries
4 cinnamon sticks
1 inch piece ginger, peeled

In a large soup stockpot, combine:
2 1/4 C sugar
1 1/2 quarts water
spice bag from above
Bring to a roiling boil and boil for 10 minutes. Remover bag of spices.

3 C orange juice
2 quarts apple cider
2 C lemon juice
Stir well and simmer 10 minutes. Serve hot.

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