Christmas Wassail
Bonnie Hunter
BHQM E-Newsletter Issue #4

While traditional Wassail is spiced wine or ale, this non-alcoholic recipe is great for the whole family.  

Combine the following ingredients; bring to a boil and boil 10 minutes:

3 cups sugar
6 cups water

Then add the following to the hot sugar/water mixture:

2 tsp. whole cloves
4 sticks cinnamon
2 Tbsp. candied ginger, chopped

Cover and let stand one hour, then strain, reserving liquid and discarding spices.  Add to liquid:

2 quarts orange juice
1 gallon apple cider
1 1/2 cups lemon juice

Heat to boiling and serve.  It's best served warm.  Can be stored in refrigerator and reheated.