Wassail for Yule

The traditional, classic Yuletide hot mulled cider drink. 

4 litres apple cider or juice (fresh milled organic is excellent!)
1 orange, chopped
1 lime, chopped
1 lemon, chopped
4 cinnamon sticks or 1 t. ground cinnamon
1 inch-square piece of fresh ginger or 1/4 t. ground ginger
1 t. cloves, allspice and/or star anise
Heat all and simmer in an enamel pot (aluminum can impart a metallic flavor) on low for an hour, then serve to cold, caroling folks.
Brandy or rum for adults, optional


Al Teknon said...

My Catholic mother makes this every Christmas. I have never seen the recipe posted or written anywhere but here before. I'm tickled that my staunchly Catholic mom is following a wiccan tradition and doesn't even know it.

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