Lion House Wassail

Lion House Wassail

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Audrey Wariner
Recipe by  Audrey Wariner

“This recipe is great to have with or after Christmas dinner. It's one of our Christmas traditions.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 36 1/2-cup servings



  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and water. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and add cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, cloves, and ginger. Cover and let stand in warm place for 1 hour.
  2. Strain liquid into a large pot. Just before serving, add juices and cider and quickly bring to boil. Remove from heat and serve.

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This recipe ROCKS!! I made it for out office as an alternative to coffee. There are 7 of us and the recipe will fill a large crock pot, the oval kind you can fit ribs in. Well the 7 of us killed off the 35 servings the straight recipe will produce. (NOTE: put in the cloves LAST. Cloves when steeping have a time limit. When they steep for too long they'll make the wassail, or whatever they're steeping in, bitter!!)



Move over mulled cider. This has taken its place at our annual Christmas party. I used cider instead of apple juice, and used just 1 cup of lemon juice so it would be a little sweeter. It was a hit, and fun to serve something "steeped" in tradition. :)

Gram Kracker

Gram Kracker

This will be my third year to make this recipe and it receives the best compliments ever. We just love it. I originally found the recipe to make for a warm Holiday punch to sell at a Christmas High School Band Concert, I must admit most people did not know what Wassail was but it has caught on rapidly -- people now ask if we are going to have it.

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Amount Per Serving (36 total)

  • Calories
  • 91 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 23.3 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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