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Wassail Cider Recipe


Have you ever heard of Wassail? Most of my friends haven’t either, but its similar to a cider.  Wassail originated form a Medieval English drinking ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year.  In my house, Wassail is made each holiday season starting with Thanksgiving.  I love this spiced drink, and you can serve it hot or cold.  I prefer Hot!  Read on as I share my family’s Wassail Cider Recipe.

Wassail cider recipe

Wassail Cider Recipe

Wassail Cider Recipe- a Holiday treat

My house smells of cinnamon and oranges, all nostalgia fragrances from my childhood around the holidays.  Two things that were always served on Christmas growing were Quiche Lorraine and hot Wassail Cider.  Be prepared for your home to smell like Christmas.  You’ll want to keep it on the stove all the time! I love to serve Wassail with this Limone Biscotti.  When dunked in this spicy hot drink, the combination is sooo good!

Wassail Cider Recipe- a holiday treat

Wassail Cider Recipe

Course Drinks
Keyword cider


  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange sliced
  • dash ground nutmeg
  • dash ground cinnamon
  • dash ground cloves


  1. In a large saucepan, combine all  ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Discard cinnamon sticks. Serve hot in mugs or let cool and refrigerate for a cold version.


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  1. Hello Mysha,
    i will make your recipe, but
    What is it :
    Dash ground nutmeg
    Dash ground cinnamon
    Dash ground cloves
    Dash in France, it’s detergent! lol

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