Holiday Wassail With Alcohol

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“This is the most amazing tasting Wassail. It's perfect for a holiday party or a cold winter night. It’s like drinking hot apple pie that warms your tummy and lifts your spirits. Although it’s a big undertaking to cook, you won’t be disappointed, especially when everyone is complimenting you on making something that tastes so delicious. Make sure you serve it warm. Because this takes a while to put together, I usually make it the night before and pour the mixture into bottles/containers so I can transport it easily. I guessed at the number of servings but its always been enough for the parties I've been to where there have been 25 or more people.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In one saucepan, heat: 1 gallon unfiltered apple cider and 2 cups baked (peeled apples) cut into medium small pieces
  2. In another saucepan, boil for 5 minutes: water, sugar, nutmeg, ginger, mace, cloves, allspice berries and cinnamon sticks.
  3. In another saucepan, boil: cream sherry and brandy.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, mix until firm - stiff but not dry: 3 egg whites.
  5. In a large mixing bowl – mix until creamy: 3 egg yokes – light in color.
  6. Now fold egg whites into egg yokes and add spice mixture a little at a time, stirring constantly.
  7. Next add booze
  8. Next add cider mixture.
  9. Serve warm. I’ve served it in a punch bowl and in a large pot on the stove. Right before serving, I usually take out the allspice berries and cloves so people don’t choke on them. If I find out that the wassail has cooled down, I re-heat it.

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