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Wassail Christmas drink in a punch bowl title image


Wassail is a classic warm holiday drink made for a crowd.  It's non-alcoholic however can easily be spiked with bourbon or rum to suit your tastes!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 8-ounce servings
Calories 113kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 2 quarts (8 cups) Sweet Apple Cider
  • 5 cups Pineapple Juice
  • 2 cups No-Pulp Orange Juice
  • 1 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 teaspoon Whole Cloves
  • 2-3 ounces Red Hots or Cinnamon Imperials (Baking Decorations)


  • Combine all the ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a low simmer and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes for the flavors to blend.
  • Strain into serving mugs and serve warm.


Quantity of Red Hots

The original recipe which is from the early 1970's called for '1/2 a small package' of Red Hots. Since then multiple sizes of Red Hots and cinnamon imperials are available. The estimated amount is 2-3 ounces, or half of a 5.5 ounce package in current sizing. 


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 298mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 30.3mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.5mg