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Cider Wassail Punch

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven over medium heat, combine juices and sugar. Place orange, cinnamon sticks and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose seasonings; tie securely with string. Add spice bag to juices.
  • Bring liquid to a simmer. Add rum and, if desired, bitters and orange slices. Discard spice bag before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 203 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • glitzylinda
    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
    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.