Winter Wassail

Wassail is a hot, mulled punch often associated with Yuletide. The drink evolved to become a mulled cider made with sugar, cinnamonginger and nutmeg,

Pharsalia's Wassail is perfect for when the weather turns chilly. Fix and enjoy, plus it makes your kitchen smell wonderful!


You will need 1 gallon of fresh apple cider. Combine two cups of apple cider and 1 tsp each of ground cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice in a large dutch oven; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.  Add remaining cider and a 16oz. can of frozen lemonade (thawed) and a 16oz. can of frozen orange juice (thawed) and 1/2 cup packed brown sugar. Heat until very hot.  Do not boil.   Yield:  4 1/2 quarts.

Fresh pressed cider may be purchased at Silver Creek-Seaman Packing Shed in Tyro, Virginia.  They are open during the weekdays only and their phone number is 434-277-5824.  It is delicious cider that has not been pasteurized but has been run through a UVB light.  

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