Tea and Cider Wassail

Let the flavors of tea, four fruit juices, and spices brew in your slow cooker. Serve the festive drink for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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Makes:
22 servings
Serving Size:
8 ounces
Yields:
22 (8-ounce) servings
Prep:
15 mins
Cook:
30 mins
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Tea and Cider Wassail

Ingredients
6
cups freshly brewed hot tea
6
cups cranberry juice
6
cups apple cider or apple juice
3
cups orange juice
1 1/2
cups sugar
1 1/4
cups lemon juice
9
stick cinnamon, broken
3/4
teaspoon whole cloves
 
Apple slices (optional)

Directions

  1. In a 6- to 8-quart Dutch oven, combine tea, cranberry juice, apple cider, orange juice, sugar, and lemon juice. For spice bag, place cinnamon and cloves in the center of a double-thick, 6-inch square of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth. Bring the corners of the cheesecloth together and tie with clean string. Add spice bag to juice mixture.
  2. Bring mixture to boiling, stirring with a wooden spoon to dissolve sugar; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove and discard spice bag.
  3. To serve, ladle the wassail into a heatproof punch bowl. If desired, garnish with apple slices. Makes about 22 (8-ounce) servings

From the Test Kitchen

Slow-Cooker Directions:

Combine all the ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Remove and discard spice bag. Keep warm on low-heat setting for up to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

(Tea and Cider Wassail)
    Per serving:
  • 139 kcal cal.,
  • 4 mg sodium,
  • 35 g carb.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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