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Winter Solstice Wassail

A perfect drink to bring in the solstice
Course Drink
Cuisine Winter Solstice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 3 quarts
Calories 952kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 2 quarts apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 quart cranberry juice
  • 15 all spice berries
  • 24 cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange peel
  • 4 medium baking apples
  • 2 cups brandy optional


  • Put the apple cider and cranberry juice into the crockpot
  • In a spice bag place the all spice berries and 20 cloves and put in the pot.
  • Simmer on low for 4-5 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • In the meantime place 4 apples with the remaining four cloves and 1/2 cup of water into a baking dish.
  • Cook about 35-45 minutes or until the apples are tender, remove from oven and set aside.
  • Once the apples are cool, dice them and put them in the wassail.
  • Remove the peel from the orange taking care to not get the white pith.
  • Put the peel in the wassail.
  • Let simmer together for about 30 minutes and serve warm. You can add Brandy at this time if you want to spike it.
  • Refrigerate any leftovers


Calories: 952kcal | Carbohydrates: 149g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 1176mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 124g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 2mg