Hot Cider Wassail with alcohol is a drink recipe that will keep you warm during the winter! Garnish with orange slices and cinnamon sticks!
I got this recipe from my sister and she got it from a former co-worker. Her co-worker would make a big batch on holidays for people to sip on, sounds good to me!
At this point you may be wondering what is Wassail? Wassail is a warm beverage made from mulled apple cider and spices. This recipe calls for Aromatic Bitters, you can easily buy at a liquor store, grocery store or you can find here on Amazon. Aromatic Bitters are what you typically would use in an Old Fashioned. You only need a small amount so you can buy the smallest bottle available.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- 1/2 Gallon Apple Cider
- 1 quart Cranberry Juice
- 1/2 tablespoon Aromatic Bitters
- 1/2 tablespoon allspice
- 1 orange with whole cloves
- 1 cup rum
- 6 quart slow cooker or large pot
HOW TO MAKE HOT CIDER WASSAIL
This recipe uses a Pomander Ball, which is a fancy term for an orange with whole cloves poked into the skin. You can make the cloves into a beautiful pattern or decoration or you can just shove them in the peel. The result and aroma will be the same either way!
- Poke whole cloves into an orange
- Add all ingredients to the slow cooker except rum
- Heat on high for 2 hours or until warm
- Add rum prior to serving
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Hot Cider Wassail
- 6 qt slow cooker
- 1/2 gallon Apple Cider
- 4 cups Cranberry Juice
- 1/2 tbsp Aromatic Bitters
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 1/2 tbsp Allspice
- 1 Orange with Cloves
- 1 cup Rum
- Orange slices and cinnamon sticks for garnish
- Poke whole cloves into an orange.
- Add all ingredients to the slow cooker except rum.
- Heat on high for 2 hours or until warm.
- Add rum prior to serving.
- Garnish with orange slices and extra cinnamon sticks.
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