As requested, here is my homemade wassail recipe. It is simple and easy but SOOO good....
One of my greatest memories growing up was the smell of wassail on the stove around this time of year. There are so many variations of this recipe, but this is my favorite. Try it and see how wonderful your house will smell as the spices are mulling on the stove or slow cooker!
Easy homemade wassail - (This is how I make it but you can change the amounts if you want)
2 quarts of old fashioned apple cider
2 quarts of pineapple orange juice
4-5 cinnamon sticks
1 1/2 tbsp of ground cinnamon, apple pie spice(or you can use nutmeg with allspice) and whole cloves.
1 tsp of splenda or sweetener or your choice
1 to 2 tbsp of lemon juice(you can add more if you want)
I place mine on the stove on low or in a slow cooker and let it cook for several hours. You can add more cinnamon than I use or more nutmeg. Whatever you find is best for your taste. I usually taste as I go and as the hours pass,add more apple pie spice or cloves until you have the exact taste that you like.
Every year as we are decorating for fall and for Christmas we make this! Hope you enjoy it as well!! I am going to post another cider recipe next week that is made with tea and red hots!! Southern Spiced Cider, another good one!