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Recipe by jgale43

My wassail recipe has been a holiday tradition in our family for many years. Not only does it make the house smell wonderful, it is a tasty and warming beverage for those chilly days. The recipe was given to me by a co-worker many years ago.

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  1. Combine all above ingredients (except whiskey) in a large pot or large coffee pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Allow to simmer at least 1 hour.
  3. Strain and add whiskey if you desire.
  4. Garnish with sliced oranges and serve hot.
  5. Enjoy!
  6. Note: I always use cheesecloth to tie the Allspice and Cinnamon Sticks into which allows me less straining.
  7. I recycled the glass jugs that the cider came in and use them to refrigerate any leftovers.
  8. My family enjoys having wassail the entire holiday season, so we normally double or triple the recipe.

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