Wassail Punch I

Wassail Punch I

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Recipe by  Leslie

“I was given this recipe when touring a home in our community that was presented in full period costume and celebration for the Christmas holiday. In 1821 a German settler brought to the area the first tree for decorating, presented the traditional Yule Log ceremony and offered Wassail Punch.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 1/2 gallon



  1. Wrap the cloves, cinnamon stick, and ginger in cheese cloth, and tie with string.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water and spice bag. Simmer and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Before serving, stir in the orange juice, lemon juice, and cider. Reheat over medium low flame, and serve warm. Be careful not to boil.

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SUPERB !! We have two evening services at our church on Christmas eve, and I made this for my fellow choir members to sooth our throats between services. It was a tremendous hit, and I've been advised to make it part of our tradition. I was afraid it would make too much, but every bit was GONE. NB...this recipe makes 2 gallons

Livie's Mammy

Livie's Mammy

Loved Loved Loved It. I used ground ginger due to the cost of crystalized ginger. Also used apple juice due to availability.I used 64 ouces of apple juice and 1 teaspoon each of ground ginger and nutmeg about 1 1/2 tablespoons of whole cloves and substituted brown sugar for white. I also adjusted the juices accordingly using 3 cups of Orange Juice and 3/4 c lemon juice, 3 cinnamon sticks.



I have been making this German favorite for over 30 years and I love it! The only thing I do differently is I cut the lemon juice to just one cup instead of two. I also make sure to use Apple CIDER not Apple juice. Apple Cider gives it a richer flavor and it holds up when heated better. Love the way my home smells when I make this during the holidays. Don't forget to try it with your favorite rum or brandy for a nice night cap. :)

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Amount Per Serving (48 total)

  • Calories
  • 128 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 32.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 11 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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