You will love this simple Wassail Recipe, a traditional Holiday drink. Keep warm in a slow cooker for a party or family gathering.
I learned something new over Thanksgiving. I learned what Wassail is! You know the song I’m sure:
“Here we come a-wassailing among the leaves so green;
Here we come a-wandering, so fair to be seen.
Love and joy come to you, and to you our wassail, too.
And God bless you and send you a Happy New Year”
Well, ALL my life, I had no idea what it meant. Don’t laugh please! I just sang merrily along thinking it meant singing! I pictured people strolling around caroling. Really, stop laughing!
Per Webster’s dictionary, the definition is “a hot alcoholic drink that is traditionally served in a large bowl especially at Christmastime”. What? I know! I was introduced to it at Thanksgiving and it is so delicious!
Perfect for your holiday get together. Keep it warming in a slow cooker and your guests will love it.
This recipe comes from a family member’s church cookbook. I modified it just a tad.
makes 16 – 1/2 cup servings
1/2 cup of sugar
4 slices of lemon
4 cinnamon sticks
2 cups of pineapple juice
2 cups of orange juice
4 cups of dry red wine
Lemon slices for garnishing
How to Make Wassail
Boil sugar, cinnamon sticks and 4 lemon slices in the water for 5 minutes.
Remove the cinnamon sticks and lemon slices and discard.
Add pineapple juice, orange juice and wine and heat to almost boiling.
Garnish with lemon slices.
Spiked Wassail Recipe
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 4 slices of lemon
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 2 cups orange juice
- 4 cups dry red wine
- lemon slices for garnishing
- Boil sugar, cinnamon sticks and 4 lemon slices in the water for 5 minutes.
- Remove the cinnamon sticks and lemon slices and discard.
- Add pineapple juice, orange juice and wine and heat to almost boiling.
- Garnish with lemon slices.