This traditional wassail recipe came from a dear friend in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where we lived for many years. Since it’s warm, wonderful and non-alcoholic, we’ve even served it at church. This wassail drink is also perfect for a holiday open house. —Maryellen Hays, Wolcottville, Indiana
- 2 quarts apple cider
- 1-1/2 cups orange juice
- 3/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
- Dash ground cinnamon
- Dash ground cloves
- In a large saucepan, combine all of the ingredients.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
- Discard cinnamon sticks.
- Serve hot in mugs.
Add a splash of cinnamon whiskey for an adults-only treat.
Float a cinnamon stick or cranberries for a festive look.