Traditional Wassail

    30 min

    Whether you're wassailing or just need a winter warmer, this traditional non-alcoholic punch will be enjoyed by all.

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    Serves: 32 

    • 300g (11 oz) caster sugar
    • 8 whole cloves
    • 750ml (1 1/4 pints) water
    • 3 cinnamon sticks
    • 350ml (12 fl oz) orange juice
    • 225ml (8 fl oz) lemon juice
    • 3L (5 1/8 pints) apple juice

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cloves, water and cinnamon. Bring to the boil, and continue to boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and allow to cool for 1 hour.
    2. Stir in the orange juice, lemon juice and apple juice. Return to the heat, and boil for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove cloves and cinnamon sticks before serving.

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    Reviews in English (32)


    It was really easy and delicious!  -  19 Dec 2016


    I learned to make this some 40 years ago when the bank my business used served it during Christmas week. Along with pumpkin bread.It's the best recipe I've ever found. Thank you for posting.  -  21 Sep 2012


    I love making this recipe during the holiday season. In mid October, my family and I pick apples and we have an apple press made in the 1800's and we press our own apples to get apple cider and we use apple cider instead of apple juice and it is very delicious!!  -  10 Sep 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)