My Favorite Drink of the Season - Wassail Recipe

03 November 2009
When I was a child, my Nanny would make wassail during the holidays. She would make her "grown up" version and then some just for me. Mine was pretty much just a hot spiced cider, but I loved it. Now that I'm an adult, this is the wassail I make for the holidays. It is so good and makes your house smell great!


1 bottle dry red wine
2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/3 cup lemon juice
4 cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup brandy

In a large cook pot mix all ingredients and heat until the mixture starts to bubble.

Reduce heat to simmer, and cook uncovered for 15 minutes.

Remove cinnamon sticks, pour into mugs, and garnish with orange or lemon slices.



Young Wife said...

I bet this does make the house smell good!

Sherri said...

Ohhh..that does look yummy.

lynette355 said...

pour me a cup