Breakfast Wassail Recipe
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Breakfast Wassail Recipe

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This fruity beverage is great all year-round, and tasty hot or chilled. I got the recipe from a co-worker and made it one Christmas for a family gathering. Now whenever we get together for the holidays, I'm the designated wassail-maker.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 can (64 ounces) cranberry juice
  • 1 can (32 ounces) apple juice
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen pineapple juice concentrate, undiluted
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, undiluted
  • 3 to 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 quart water, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 156 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, combine juices, lemonade and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add water if desired. Serve hot or cold. Yield: about 4 quarts.
Originally published as Breakfast Wassail in Taste of Home October/November 1993, p27

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wasoongu User ID: 1077273 571
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

"Tangy and festive! I never know whether recipes are calling for 100% cranberry juice, which is very tart (and expensive), or a cranberry juice blend, which is sweeter (and cheaper). I used a bit of both. Which type you use will determine whether your wassail will need more water or the addition of sugar."

Rannow1225 User ID: 6413408 1663
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2012

"I made this for a small group breakfast and it was a hit. I made it the night before and served it cold."

katieleigh3508 User ID: 4885329 162
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2010

"The additional water is definitely necessary as this punch can be sweet. It made the house smell wonderful as I cooked it!"

NiseyS User ID: 2872231 324
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2009

"This beverage has a lovely tangy taste, and was enjoyed by our brunch bunch. I kept it warm in the slow cooker; we also drank it over ice and it was delicious."

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