Herbal Wassail Recipe

Wassail is a traditional German drink that my family has made each Christmas for as long as I can remember. It’s delicious, and will warm you up on a cold winters day! This year, I found a way to incorporate herbs into the recipe for some added health benefits.

Weekly Meal Plans and Herbal Wassail Recipe
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: German
Serves: 6
  • ½ gallon apple cider
  • 1 quart freshly brewed tea made with Red Raspberry leaf (3 parts), Alfalfa (2 parts), Nettle (1 part), and Dandelion (1 part)
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 8 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 organic oranges, cloved
  1. Peel oranges, section, and put 1 clove in the middle of each section.
  2. Mix juices and tea in large pot. (Or reduce quantities and put in crock pot)
  3. Put cinnamon sticks and oranges in the mixture.
  4. Simmer in large pot for one hour and serve. Can also be kept in crock pot all day.

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