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, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 0g 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 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 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 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 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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