Recipe: Wassail

by Andrea Ruth and Marilyn Friedman    


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Andrea says:

“This Wassail recipe is perfect for any and every holiday gathering from now until New Years.  It is strong and puts a hum in your day if you have too many at an afternoon party. You can make it sans alcohol, and it is still just delicious!
It’s a traditional Irish Christmas drink, and it comes to me via traditional Irishwoman Sarah Lang whose Wassail was the first and best I ever tasted!”

Wassail
For 10 to 12 servings:
8 cups apple cider
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup dark rum
1/2 cup brandy
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice
Salt to taste (just a couple pinches)
1 lemon and 1 orange, thinly sliced

Mix apple cider and brown sugar in large saucepan and heat until sugar is dissolved. Stir in the rum, brandy and Grand Marnier. Stir in spices and lemon/orange. Simmer over medium heat 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Do NOT boil. If you want to be fancy, you can serve with grated nutmeg or cinnamon sticks.

Good luck – we hope it and YOU are a big hit!

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  1. Erin