"Wonderful warm spiced beverage to serve "spiked" or not. Great holiday drink."
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Ready In:
4hrs 5mins
12 cups




  • Put all ingedients in a crockpot.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hr, then on low for 4-8 hours.
  • Serve warm.
  • Note: I put the allspice and cloves in a teaball.
  • I float the orange slices on top.
  • I also omit the rum.
  • I put a bottle of rum and other liquors next to the crockpot, and let the guests "spike" their own.

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  1. karenmc72
    I made this recipe before heading out, so it would be ready when I got home later with some guests. I cooked it on high in the crock pot for an hour, then turned it to low. Before I left (about an hour into the low temp), it tasted AMAZING! I left it on low while I was out for 4 more hours, since the recipe suggested 4-8 hours on low.<br/><br/>When I got back, the spices of the wassail had completely taken over. My guests said it was ok, but I thought it tasted terrible compared to the great balance of sweet and spice that it had before I left it on low for so long.<br/><br/>A friend of mine said that it's ok to simmer it for a long time as long as you take the spices out. I will definitely use this recipe in the future, and just make it 2 hours before I expect to serve it.<br/><br/><br/>Unfortunately, when I
  2. IAteMyGluestick
    This was really an awesome recipe, I had to quickly make another batch in the middle of my party because it was gone. I will be making this for my fall and winter holidays coming up! Thanks!
  3. BecR2400
    When the weather cools, this is a requested holiday treat at our house. I only use 1/2 cup sugar, and don't use any alcohol either. Thanks for posting this most delicious recipe!


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