Cider Wassail Punch Recipe
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Cider Wassail Punch Recipe

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Cinnamon, cloves, apple cider and cranberry juice blend together to create a wonderful drink with an aroma to match. If you don’t have a percolator, simmer this drink on the stove and strain well before serving. —Sharon Tipton, Orlando, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 6 cups apple cider or juice
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 medium orange, quartered
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 16 whole cloves
  • 1 cup rum or 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon bitters, optional
  • Orange peel strips, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 203 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a percolator, combine the juices and sugar. Place the orange, cinnamon sticks and cloves in the percolator basket; cover and begin perking.
  2. When cycle is complete, discard orange and spices. Stir in rum and bitters if desired. Garnish with orange peel strips if desired. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Cider Wassail Punch in Simple & Delicious December/January 2011, p81

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glitzylinda User ID: 3474297 148891
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"I made punch similiar and it was delicious.

I used 6c. cider, 8c cranberry juice, 1/4 c. brown sugar, 3 cinnamon sticks & whole gloves. I just put on stove, as I was in a hurry - IT WAS WONDERFUL"

Sweet01 User ID: 1327588 192369
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"I added the spices to the cider and simmered on the stovetop for a while instead of using a percolater. Then I mixed everything together (after straining out the spices) in the crock pot to keep hot."

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