Wah-soul. Wuh-suhl. Wahs-sole. Wassil. An Old English saying that means “be you healthy.” Thank you, Wikipedia.
A couple years ago I made this drink for a Craft Night I hosted at my house. All of the girls that came were impressed with the amazing aroma in the air, as well as the flavor of this delicious drink. It’s a combination of cider, citrus fruit juice, and some spices. Perfect for a chilly morning or evening.
It’s a perfect combination of spicy, tangy, and sweet, with the wonderful aroma of Fall. It takes five minutes to throw together and it makes your house smell amazing. Traditional Wassail is made by baking the apples and oranges, adding some eggs (what the!?), and mixing it with alcohol. Since we’re non-alcoholic, simpler people around here, this recipe is perfect If you really want to be more like the Old English people, you can throw together a pot, top it with bread cubes, and pour it in your apple orchard. It will promote a healthy and bounteous apple harvest.
If you want to be like me, make it for breakfast and sip it the rest of the day. Sans bread.
- 8 cups Apple Cider (a half gallon)
- 5 cups Pineapple juice
- 2 cups Orange juice
- 1 cup Lemon juice
- ½-3/4 cups sugar
- 2 Cinnamon sticks
- ½ tsp. ground Cloves
- ¼ tsp. ground Nutmeg
- ¼ tsp. ground Ginger
- ⅛ tsp. Allspice
- Combine all ingredients in a large stock pot or crock pot.
- Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low. Let simmer and heat for about 20 minutes on the stove.
- In a crock pot, let heat on warm for several hours, or as long as you want it warm.
- *If you let it boil to rough or long it will become more concentrated.