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Glass filled with wassail and topped with orange slices and cranberries.

Wassail Recipe

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: about 15 cups 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: English


Perfect for winter celebrations or for warming up on a cold night, this hot Wassail Recipe is filled with spices and sweet juice flavors. It’s sweet and spicy and so warm and comforting!



  • 12 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 10 allspice berries


  1. In a large pot, combine the apple cider, orange juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and brown sugar.
  2. Place the cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice berries on a piece of cheesecloth and tie together with a string. Place the bundle into the pot with the juices.
  3. Let everything simmer together over medium-low heat for 45 minutes.
  4. Remove the cheesecloth bundle before serving.

Recipe Notes:

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should be used as a general guide.


  • Serving Size: about 1 cup
  • Calories: 136
  • Sugar: 32 g
  • Sodium: 50 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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