Cider Wassail Recipe
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Cider Wassail Recipe

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This 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. It's also perfect for a holiday open house. —Maryellen Hays, Wolcottville, Indiana
Featured In: Christmas Drinks
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 107 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. 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. Yield: 10-12 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Cider Wassail in Taste of Home December/January 2006, p7

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MariahL User ID: 6035998 215592
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2014

"Great flavor! I put this in my slow cooker to keep it warm over the course of a few hours."

Smika User ID: 4681205 155781
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

"I made this for Christmas morning. The aroma was wonderful in the house while it was simmering. It tasted primarily like hot mulled apple cider. It did not have the nice, light orange color as shown in the recipe, rather it was a darker brown. I'm not sure why is was too "apple" flavor-wise."

Mennocook User ID: 6396439 76217
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"I made this for Christmas day and it was delicious! I thought it could be a little sweeter so I put in 6 tablespoons of brown sugar instead of 2 and it was just right for us."

kerrynjames User ID: 5662698 155064
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"We had this on Christmas morning and everyone loved it! I made way too much and have been enjoying it on my own... I'm going to be sad when I run out!"

bwinfrey269 User ID: 3021515 159687
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"this was a pretty close match to the wassil I drank years ago at the Christmas tree farm we went to every year! I just added a bit more cloves and nutmeg."

char3bc User ID: 1038035 104280
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"I often make this in the winter, easy yet tastes wonderful!"

Elizabeth41749 User ID: 1134361 76191
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"This is an easy recipe and it makes the house smell wonderful."

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