Mom’s Wassail Recipe (the Best!)

hot wassail drink



2 quarts of apple juice
2 quarts of Cranberry Juice
1 quart of pineapple juice
2 Tbsp. of brown sugar
1/2 tsp of whole cloves – you can substitute ground cloves
1/2 tsp of allspice
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
2 cinnamon sticks
1 round coffee filter or mulling bag
1 twist tie


  • Lay a coffee filter onto a flat surface
  • In the center of the filter, add brown sugar, cloves, and allspice
  • Pull the filter up and around the spices, creating a spice bag
  • Secure with the twist tie
  • In a large pot or slow cooker, place cinnamon sticks, and add juices
  • Next, add the spice bag
  • Over high heat, bring the drink to a boil
  • Lower heat to simmer
  • place a lid on the pot
  • Allow simmering for about 20 minutes or longer
  • every once in a while, move the spice bag around – making sure the spices are released and mixed into the cider




**This drink tastes even better if the spices can sit in the juice overnight.

Serve hot. Add a cinnamon stick for a garnish, if you wish

If you are using a slow cooker, place on a low setting with the lid on and cook until warmed through