Best Ever Hot Wassail Recipe

This is the most amazing hot wassail drink I’ve ever had! Easy to make and full of delicious spices, this wassail will soon be a holiday favorite in your house!

Easy Wassail Drink aka Hot Cider

Last year, I was put in charge of my church’s Christmas party. Um, yeah. I was basically freaking out about the responsibility. It was SO much work! (I still have no clue why they asked me of all people to do it…) But it all turned out beautifully! We had a horse and carriage ride, outdoor games, yummy catered food, great entertainment and of course, the jolly man himself came too!

I had asked a friend to bring a couple gallons of a warm drink for people to sip on during the carriage rides and she brought this very recipe. I love hot cider drinks but have never made any myself before.
When I tasted it, I was in love. Yummiest drink ever! It just screams Christmas! When I got the recipe, I made it like 100 times right away. It makes your house smell amazing, too. It’s very easy to make and if the recipe is too big, it’s easy to half. It warms you up and seriously is the most delicious wassail I’ve ever had! Try it this holiday season and see for yourself! Pretty sure it will turn into a family favorite..
Easy Wassail Drink aka Hot Cider
Best Ever Hot Wassail Recipe
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Amazing hot wassail aka hot cider drink
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 8
  • 8 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 4 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 12 whole cloves, or 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pan.
  2. Bring to simmer over medium-low heat.  Reduce heat and continue simmering for 45 minutes.  Ladle into cups or mugs and enjoy!
Easy Wassail Drink aka Hot Cider
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  1. 4

    julieseatsandtreats says

    I know why they put you in charge! I know you did a wonderful job :) I would love to warm up with a big mug of this by the fireplace this winter!

  2. 5

    Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling says

    I’ve never tried wassail, but I’m seeing it everywhere! Sounds like something I need to try this year for sure!!

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    Amanda Papenfus Eatherly says

    I knew about wassailing (caroling), but I didn’t know there was a drink called wassail. This looks good. I’ll have to try it.

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    Ginnie says

    This sounds so delicious! I have some apple cider in my fridge that I was going to heat up with some cinnamon sticks, but this sounds so much better:)


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