Easy Homemade Wassail

homemade wassail

5 from 1 review

Hot wassail is a delicious drink that the whole family can enjoy from two to ninety-two. It smells like Christmas in a mug.


Units Scale
  • 1 teaspoon of whole cloves or 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves or allspice
  • 46 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 8 ounces of orange juice
  • 1 can frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 8 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 gallon of apple cider or spiced cider
  • lemon and orange slices for garnish


  1. In a large pot on the stove or in a slow cooker, add all of your ingredients.
  2. Cook on low heat for 45 minutes.
  3. Garnish with fresh orange and lemon slices.
  4. Serve your hot wassail and toast!


For adults only, you may add:

  • Rum
  • Spiced Rum
  • Brandy
  • Sherry