How to make awesome Wassail punch

How to make awesome Wassail punch

Total time: 5 minutes 

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!

Here's everything you'll need to complete this guide:

pot or slow cooker×1
lemon juice×1 cup
lime juice×1 cup
whole cloves×18 whole
cinnamon sticks×4 whole
apple cider×10 cups
pulp-free orange juice×2 cups
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!