A Wassil Kind of Day

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You know the day: rainy, usually, with that little damp chill in the air. Wassail is easy prepared in a crock pot or on the stove and doing so will suffuse your house with the aroma of cinnamon, apples, and cloves. We enjoy Mamie’s recipe for this spiced winter drink on Christmas mornings while opening gifts, and I made a pot yesterday just for sipping all the rainy, chilly day long. Just set it on low heat before you walk away then return often for another mug full.

Winter Wassail


2 quarts apple juice
2 cups orange juice
1 cup lemon juice
18-oz. can pineapple juice (or 3-6 oz. cans)
1 stick cinnamon
1 tsp. whole cloves
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar

Directions Place all ingredients in a large saucepan or crock pot, stir well to blend ingredients, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer on low several hours. Serve piping hot in insulated cups or heavy clear mugs. Be warmed.