Christmas Drinks Recipes

BEST Wassail Recipe

This festive BEST Wassail Recipe is our families favorite! It isn’t Christmas until we’ve made a couple batches of this warm, fruity drink that smells like Christmas while it is brewing and tastes even better going down! This is a holiday drink for the whole family!

Hands down this is the BEST Wassail Recipe! Not only is it super easy, you can make it in the crockpot, and it is a great Christmas drinks for kids. This hot apple cider based wassail recipe will make your home smell like Christmas. This is our traditional, family favorite holiday recipe we make every single year! You'll love this as a Christmas recipes breakfast!

Family Favorite Christmas Recipes

 

BEST Wassail Recipe

A lot of wassail recipes out there are not much more than apple cider and cinnamon. Not so with this family favorite, BEST Wassail Recipe! This recipe combines several ingredients to make an amazing blend that will smell and taste like the best Christmas drink you’ve ever had!

yummy drink recipe for kids

This Wassail recipe is our families traditional recipe we use every year. Kids and adults alike enjoy the festive smell and flavor, plus the warm drink warms us up on those cold winter days.

in a large pot bring to a simmer apple cider, unsweetened pineapple juice, and cinnamon sticks
In a large pot put 8 cups apple cider (apple juice in a pinch), 3 1/2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice (that’s one big can), and 2 cinnamon sticks.
add in honey

Add in 1/3 cup of honey.

add in nutmeg

Next add in 1/3 teaspoon nutmeg plus a couple dashes of cinnamon if you like.

add in lemon zest and lemon juice

Now zest a lemon (or use store bought lemon peel, but fresh is better) and then cut the lemon in half and sqeeze out the lemon juice to add to the pot.

wassail

After you’ve simmered all the ingredients together so the flavors mix together you will have this amazing, festive wassail all ready to serve.

traditional wassail recipe, wassail drink
One of my favorite parts is smelling the wassail gently simmering on the stove top. It makes the whole house smell like Christmas. We drink this putting up the tree, for family game night, with meals, and on Christmas morning as we open presents round the tree.
apple cider recipe
Nothing smells or tastes more like Christmas to me than this traditional wassail recipe.
BEST Wassail Recipe
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BEST Wassail Recipe

This festive wassail recipe is our families favorite! It isn’t Christmas until we’ve made a couple batches of this warm, fruity drink that smells like Christmas while it is brewing and tastes even better going down! This is a holiday drink for the whole family!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, christmas, holiday
Keyword: apple cider, beverages, christmas, drinks, holiday
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

  • 8 cups apple cider
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 1/3 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 1/2 cups pineapple juice

Instructions

  • In large pot combine all ingredients and simmer to blend ingredients.
    HINT: We grate the peel of a lemon and squeeze the juice of the same lemon to give us what we need for this recipe.

 

 

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares Kindergarten spedicif worksheets,& educational ideas.

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