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Friday, December 22, 2006


1 gal apple juice
2 oranges
2 lemons
1 lime
1 tbsp cloves
1 tbsp allspice
2 cinnamon sticks
1 qt water
1 cup sugar

1. Heat the water to boiling. Cut the lemons and oranges (and lime if using) in half and squeeze the juice into a separate bowl to save, throw the skins and pulp into the boiling water. Add spices and simmer for one hour.

2. Remove the cinnamon sticks, a few cloves, allspice and save to one side. Using a slotted spoon or strainer remove the citrus peels and pulp and the remaining spices. Return the cinnamon sticks and saved spices to the water. Add the apple juice or cider and return to heat.

3. When boiling remove from heat and add the citrus juice and sugar. Simmer very lightly for another 10 minutes and serve. Delicious!

…recipe courtesy

14 responses to “Friday, December 22, 2006”

  1. Dana says:

    that _does_ sound delicious! thanks for a great evening last night! merry christmas, and see you in the new year!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Have a peaceful and joyous Christmas!

  3. margene says:

    May you have a wonderful Christmas! I’m waiting by the mail box in hopes I can drool over some Chicknits designs while I drink some warm wassail!

  4. Tracey says:

    Oooh, thank you for the recipe. Have a very Merry Christmas my dear!

  5. Gaile says:

    Merry Christmas, Bonne Marie!

  6. Bets says:

    Wassail sounds wonderful, thank you & Merry Christmas!

  7. Carol says:

    Thank you! Now I know what the Wassail is all about! A Very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  8. amisha says:

    this sounds delicious! looking forward to enjoying it this week…
    a very happy holidays to you bonne marie!

  9. Danielle says:

    Happy Holidays! Thanks for the wassail recipe, it’s my favorite holiday drink.

  10. Delica says:

    Peace and Happiness this Christmas, Bonnie Marie!

  11. Emma says:

    Season’s Greetings !
    Have a good one. x

  12. Norah says:

    Merry Christmas, Bonne Marie! So that’s what wassail is…I wonder why they leave it out of the song now….I haven’t heard the wassail version in years. I assumed it was something alcoholic and they didn’t want schoolchildren singing about drinking. (Maybe it was a an alcoholic drink originally? Anyway, when I was in school in the 60’s we sang the wassailing version and we didn’t all grow up alchoholic!) Anyway, sorry for the rambling, have a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

  13. claudia says:

    Who is wearing a delightful Ariann that she didn’t have to knit? Why ME! Thanks for a great pattern. My sis is kicking herself for making it in my size. ;-)

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