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Holiday Wassail Recipe

Holiday Wassail Recipe

This richly colored beverage tastes of Christmastime.—Lucy Meyring, Walden, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 121 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

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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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