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Wassail (Hot Spiced Cider)

Cocktails and mocktails are a must-have during the holiday season. Try this Wassail in a kid-friendly or adult version. Sponsor: [Florida's Natural](

  • Wassail (Hot Spiced Cider)
  • Ingredients
    • 8 cups apple cider
    • 2 cups Florida’s Natural Orange Juice
    • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 4 cinnamon sticks, plus extra for garnish (optional)
    • 12 whole cloves
    • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
    • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

    1. Combine all ingredients in a large soup pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. 1. Let cool slightly before serving. Garnish cups with a cinnamon stick, if desired.


    Make it a cocktail: Substitute hard cider for apple cider. Simmer all ingredients except for hard cider for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in 8 cups of hard cider and heat until warm. Serve.


    Calories 150, Total Fat 0g (Saturated 0g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 25mg, Total Carbohydrate 38g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Total Sugars 23g, Includes 0g Added Sugars), Protein 0g, Vitamin D 6%, Calcium 6%, Iron 0%, Potassium 2% *Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

    Serves: 8 servings

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