Cranberry Wassail

Cranberry and spices provide flavorful addition to wassail that is ready in 20 minutes. Perfect drink to serve for Christmas.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

6
whole cloves
6
whole allspice
1
bottle (48 oz) cranberry juice cocktail (6 cups)
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1
bottle (750 ml) dry red wine
Orange slices, if desired
Cinnamon sticks, if desired

  • 1 Tie whole spices in 2 layers of cheesecloth or place in tea ball.
  • 2 In large saucepan or Dutch oven, mix cranberry juice cocktail, brown sugar and nutmeg; add spices. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 10 minutes.
  • 3 Stir in wine; cook until thoroughly heated. Remove spices. Serve wassail warm; garnish each glass with orange slice and cinnamon stick.

Expert Tips

Wassail may be stored for 3 days in a covered container in the refrigerator. Reheat over medium heat before serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Sodium
10mg
10%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.