You will love this simple Wassail Recipe, a traditional Holiday drink. Keep warm in a slow cooker for a party or family gathering.
Looking for another fun holiday drink idea, this Beach Boy punch is perfect non alcoholic drink or kids and for adults to spike if they’d like.
Growing up I always remember singing along to this Holiday song, but have to say I never really knew what Wassail was? 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”
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.
Crockpot Wassail Ingredients
makes 16 – ½ cup servings
½ 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 Traditional 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
- ½ 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.