Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Old English Wassail

This recipe for Old English Wassail is from my good friend Betty who made it for a November cooking club in 2008.  Everyone loved it and demanded the recipe for this wonderful fall drink. 

The Wassail has a delicious aroma from its apples, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and citrus. It is perfect to have simmering away when company arrives.  A bottle of dark or spiced rum served on the side also make it a nice cocktail.
This drink is not only easy to make, but it is also great because it can simmer until ready to serve creating a wonderful aroma throughout the house.  Keep it on the stove and have a ladle and mugs (and rum if serving) nearby so everyone can help themselves.

The Wassail makes a great Halloween/Thanksgiving drink (and cocktail), and is also comforting whenever the weather calls for a warm, inviting drink.  
  
Simmer - Sip - Smile


Old English Wassail from Betty


Pour in a large sauce pan...
1/2 gal. Apple cider or juice
1 large can pineapple juice ( I use Dole the other brands didn't taste as good)
3 Tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
4 Cinnamon sticks
Whole orange, cloved*
1 apple cut in quarters
Simmer with lid on for 1 hr.

* Stick 20 whole cloves into the orange and add it to the pot. See picture above.

5 comments:

Jennifurla said...

Looks fantastic

shauna said...

Really really good.

Paul Stanley said...

I will have to remember this one. Great Halloween drink!

Shauna said...

Will ya please bake something? It's been a while.

Yummy Mummy said...

Oh my this looks so good right now for fall!

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