Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Recipe For Family Togetherness ~ Wassail

His love for wassail began the first year he spent Thanksgiving with my family.  My soon-to-be husband grabbed his coffee mug and poured his first cup. It was love at first sip.  

Now we bring in every fall season (and keep it going all winter long) with a pot of this juice blend that warms the heart, soothes the soul and makes you just want to sit on the couch with loved ones (and magically makes the people you don't really want to be sitting next to not seem all that bad) and watch the embers in the fire glow...okay, okay, maybe that's going a little too far (I was just kidding people), but it really does taste good!  And it really is the perfect drink to snuggle up next to loved ones with.

Here is my recipe:
64 oz. of apple juice (or cider)
3/4 of a large can of pineapple juice
2 cups orange juice
1 cup lemon juice
2-4 sticks of cinnamon
1/2 Tbsp of whole cloves

bring to a quick boil on the stove
reduce heat to low and sip on it the rest of the day!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This sounds delicious. We make Russian Tea at the beginning of each Fall and continue it through the Winter. I had never heard of it until I started dating my husband and it was a family tradition for the Grants. It is made with tea, cloves, orange and lemon juice. The smell just brings back so many memories. It's nice to have things like this. Merry Christmas!