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Apricot Wassail

 Apricot Wassail
Apricots lend golden color and goodness to this fruity beverage from Ruth Seitz of Columbus Junction, Iowa.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 can (16 ounces) apricot halves, undrained
  • 4 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 18 whole cloves
  • 6 cinnamon sticks (3-1/2 inches), broken
  • Additional cinnamon sticks, optional


  • In a blender or food processor, blend apricots and liquid until
  • smooth. Pour into a large saucepan. Add pineapple juice, cider and
  • orange juice. Place the cloves and cinnamon sticks in a double
  • thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with a
  • string to form a bag. Add to saucepan. (Or place loose spices in
  • saucepan and strain before serving.) Bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • cover and simmer 15-20 minutes. Serve hot in mugs. Garnish with
  • cinnamon sticks if desired. Yield: 2 quarts.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 161 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.