Recipe by Sue Lau
A great way to bring in some holiday cheer! For a non-alcoholic version, substitute white grape juice in place of the white wine.
Top Review by Blue Eyes Willow
I love Wassail, have not tried this particular recipe as I cannot legally buy wine quite yet.. but I had to rate high for the suggestion of the cheesecloth. I am verymuch known for using ground ingrediants wrapped and tied in either a coffee filter or paper towel. :-D yay for not straining things with no loss of flavor!
- 8 cups water
- 2 (12 ounce) cans frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
- 1 (12 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
- 1 (11 1/2 ounce) can apricot nectar
- 1 (6 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
- 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 15 whole cloves
- 6 cinnamon sticks (3-inch)
- 3 cups good sweet white wine (a Riesling is nice)
- apple, slices (for garnish) (optional)
- cheesecloth (optional)
- kitchen twine (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large pot, place water, apple juice concentrate, orange juice concentrate, apricot nectar, lemonade concentrate, and brown sugar.
- Tie cloves in a small piece of cheesecloth and secure with kitchen twine and drop in the pot, leaving a piece of twine where you can fish it out or place them in a large tea ball (this prevents you from having to strain the wassail later).
- Tie cinnamon sticks together with some kitchen twine, leaving some of the twine where you can fish it out.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 25-30 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally.
- Remove cloves and cinnamon from wassail.
- Add wine to wassail, and stir gently.
- Garnish with apple slices, if desired.
- Keep warm and serve from pot or you may decide to serve from the warm setting on a crockpot.