Holiday Wassail Recipe
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Holiday Wassail Recipe

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This richly colored beverage tastes of Christmastime.—Lucy Meyring, Walden, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 4 cups hot brewed tea
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 bottle (32 ounces) cranberry juice
  • 1 bottle (32 ounces) apple juice
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches each)
  • 24 whole cloves, divided
  • 1 orange, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 121 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (29g sugars, trace fiber), trace protein


  1. In a large kettle, combine tea and sugar. Add the juices, cinnamon sticks and 12 of the cloves. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Serve warm or cool. Garnish punch bowl with orange slices studded with remaining cloves. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Holiday Wassail in Taste of Home December/January 1994, p6

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"I've been following this recipe for years. Everyone expects me to make it at holiday parties. Try this! You won't be disappointed!"

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"Oh I cannot tell you how great this recipe is. Thank you so much for sharing it with us."

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