Christmas Wassail


  • 3 oranges
  • 25-30 whole cloves (or more depending on your design)
  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 6-10 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ cup vodka
  • ½ cup brandy

For centuries, Wassail punch was served in England from Christmas Eve till the Twelfth Night. Of course, you can enjoy it throughout the holidays, and flavor it to your personal taste. Start with a little of each spice and add more gradually until it suits you.

· Prep Time: 15 minutes
· Cook Time: 60 minutes
· Serves: 25

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Push cloves into each orange making a design and bake for 1 hour.

3. Mix all the ingredients (including the oranges) in a large pot and simmer.

4. Serve hot.