Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

Friends of my parents, Eve is a fine Swedish woman and her husband is a fine Italian-Irish guy. Without fail they invited my parents (and me) over for Christmas treats each year, and this is Eve's recipe for her wonderful wassail. I haven't really kept in touch with Eve since my parents have passed; maybe it's time... Prep time includes "sitting time."

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large pot, combine the sugar and water and bring to a boil; boil for 10 minutes then turn off heat.
  2. Add the cinnamon sticks, allspice, cloves and ginger.
  3. Cover and let stand 1 hour, then strain.
  4. Add the thawed orange juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate and apple cider.
  5. Bring to a boil and serve hot.
Most Helpful

5 5

I doubled the recipe and only used half of the amount of spices called for. I also added 2 cups of pomegranate juice. Very good!