Cranberry Wassail

Cranberry Wassail

Miss Blurton 1

"This is a traditional spiced holiday drink with an added twist. Enjoy this wonderful wassail for a cold winter day or to serve at Christmas parties."


30 m servings 276 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 276 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 69.8g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 28 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large saucepan or pot, combine cider, cranberry juice, lemon juice, pineapple juice, orange slices, cloves, honey, sugar, and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer; add nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Serve warm and garnish each cup with mint and an orange slice.


  • Cook's Note
  • For a bolder taste, refrigerate the wassail for a couple of days and reheat on the stove.
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  1. 22 Ratings


I've made this recipe for years. I use a big 30-cup perculator and put the spices in the basket and the juices where the water goes. It makes the house smell as good as the Wassail tastes

Made this for Thanksgiving this year and everyone loved it! I made it in the crock pot and put it on high for about 45 minutes. We will be making this again!

Spiked it with spiced rum, very good. Tried to cut back on the sugar, but it reallly did require the full amount.

Delicious! My oranges sort of disentengrated, maybe I let it simmer too long, but it didn't seem to matter, I strained it and it was very delicious!


DELICIOUS smell and taste, and a huge hit at my potluck. My oranges also disintegrated, but it tasted so good nobody seemed to mind a bit of pulp. Next time I will try simmering the oranges in c...

We loved this! I made this over the past Christmas season, and it was excellent! Will definitely make it traditionally from now on!

Delicious! The orange slices do disintegrate, but I didn't mind the pulp. This tasted and smelled fabulous.

Made this for the holidays and it did not last long. Yum!