Ben always tells me how much he hates wassail. That it will never, ever reach the perfection of his beloved holiday beverage, eggnog (vomit). But then, when I make this every year at Christmastime, he drinks a whole bunch. Hmmm. He always complains about my thumb print cookies, too, but then who gobbles them down? Him.
Wassail is not only fantastically yummy, but it also makes the house smell heavenly.
Combine and boil for 10 mins: 1 qt. water 1-2 c. sugar 2-3 whole cinnamon sticks 5-10 whole cloves 6 allspice berries or 1 tsp. ground allspice 1/2 - 3/4 tsp. ginger
Remove whole spices. Add 2 qts apple cider, 1 12-oz can froz. orange juice, and 1 12-oz. can froz. lemonade. Heat to serving temperature. Do not boil.