How to make awesome Wassail punch

How to make awesome Wassail punch

Wassail punch is a hot cider punch that packs a kick and is great around the holidays. Add a little rum and you're good to go!

Kitchen tools
1 eapot or slow cooker
Ingredients
1 cuplemon juice
1 cuplime juice
18 wholewhole cloves
4 wholecinnamon sticks
10 cupsapple cider
2 cupspulp-free orange juice
1 pinchground ginger
1 pinchground nutmeg
2 cupsspiced rum (optional)
1 pinchground cinnamon
Gather your ingredients

I highly recommend using fresh apple cider; I managed to find some in my grocer's orange juice cooler. If you prefer a more tart cider, you can use slightly less apple cider and slightly more lemon juice.

Combine the ingredients in a large pot

Combine all of the ingredients in a large pot or slow cooker and lightly stir. Only add 1 cup of rum at this time -- the cooking process will evaporate some of the alcohol so we'll add the other cup later.

Simmer for 5-8 hours, adding more rum halfway through

Bring the mix to a boil. Then, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for a minimum of 5 hours, stirring occasionally. 8 hours is recommended. If using a slow cooker or crock pot, 8 hours is recommended as the temperature is far lower. Halfway through your cooking time, add the other cup of rum.

Serve hot and enjoy!

Wassail is traditionally served very hot (like hot coffee hot). Enjoy and pass along the recipe!