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
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.

Ever made Wassail? What’s your favorite holiday drink? Share below!

Reader Comments

  1. Faye says

    Borax is just now known to cause cancer, is a hormone disrupter, and is toxic. Now only good to kill ants. Now not for sale in Sweden, or Europe.
    Never use ammonia, just by opening one arm length away from my face to pour on husbands work, sweat armpit stains,a small amount,the smell was toxic, I closed the lid, ran out of laundry room. It burnt the inside of my nose, and throat. Headache and dizzy with nasal drip. Go natural with baking soda products forget borax,ammonia, and also forget bleach as well. I never mixed anything with the ammonia, did not add laundry soap, nothing. Very dangerous, get it out of all homes. Being hurt is no fun!

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