Wassail Hot Apple Cider
Just like most people I have many warm Christmas memories which includes many family traditions. Sometimes it is the simple traditions that give the holidays that extra warm feeling that just ties everything else together. For our family it is the tradition of drinking hot Wassail which is a hot apple cider. This drink tastes delicious and it makes the entire house smell yummy and festive.
I don't even have the original recipe for Wassail. I really just have it in my head how to make this yummy apple cider. Years ago, my Mom would make it on the stove, now I just dump everything in the crock pot and letting it simmer on low for about 4 hours before I serve it.
Hot Apple Cider | Wassail
My Wassail Cider Recipe
- 1 Gallon of Apple Cider.
- 2 or 3 cups of orange juice.
- 1 cup of cranberry juice.
- 1/2 cup of honey or sugar.
- 1 small handful of cloves
- 3 or 4 more cinnamon sticks. (I like the cinnamon taste)
Throw everything in the crock pot and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Remove cinnamon sticks and cloves. Serve
If you want, you can substitute apple cider with apple juice and if you want to do something different, you can take a few oranges pierced with whole cloves and put theme in the cider. (see video below).
It really is up to you. Just have fun and make it a wonderful holiday drink.
Make Oranges with cloves for Christmas Decorations
A Unique Christmas Decoration - Oranges With Cloves
Several years ago my sister showed me a really festive home made decoration that was way easy. This unique idea was Oranges with Whole Cloves. What you do is pierce the orange with the cloves. You can do any kind of pattern that you want. These unique orange decorations smell lovely and make the entire house smell wonderful. These Oranges with cloves gives your home a unique Christmas Fragrance that everyone will enjoy.
I like to take a couple of small oranges with whole cloves and let them seep in my Wassail Hot Apple Cider. It just makes the Wassail taste so much better. Have fun making Christmas Oranges with Cloves this Holiday Season.