Winter Greetings!


Please enjoy the recipe below…a warm beverage to share with family and friends on cold and snowy days! 

Cranberry Wassail


Winter Greetings

This traditional spiced drink is perfect for the winter season.


½ gallon apple cider

½ gallon cranberry juice

1 ¼ cups pineapple juice

1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice

1 orange, thinly sliced

24 whole cloves

¼ cup honey

¼ cup sugar

4 cinnamon sticks

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground allspice

½ teaspoon ground ginger

For garnish:  12 mint leaves, 12 orange slices


  • In a large saucepan or pot, combine cider, cranberry juice, lemon juice, pineapple juice, orange slices, cloves, honey, sugar, and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer; add nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve warm and garnish each cup with mint and an orange slice.
  • Cook’s Note:  For a bolder taste, refrigerate the wassail for a couple of days and reheat on the stove.


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