Warm Cranberry Wassail

Warm Cranberry Wassail
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Makes 14 6-ounce servings


1 64-ounce bottle Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice Cocktail
2 1/2 cups apple juice
1/4 cup sugar, optional
3 3-inch cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon whole allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Orange slices, garnish
Whole cloves, garnish


Combine all ingredients, except garnishes, in a large saucepan. Heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Strain punch to remove spices. Place in a heat proof punch bowl. Garnish with orange slices studded with cloves.

Makes 14 6-ounce servings.


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Felicie from Pascagoula , MS

I made this for our Church Cooking Class and it was an instant hit. Will introduce it to my family Christmas morning. I think they will be sipping all across the day. I love it!!

Family favourite

Made this as a surprise for our family Christmas last year. It was an instant family favourite, and has already been requested multiple times for this year. An excellent specialty drink for all ages.

just a little different!

Patricia Randolph from Dover, DE

I made this recipe using apple cider instead of the apple juice and it gave it just a little more kick. I also made two batches one as is and one I added 4 oz. of Rum. The alcohol evaporates during the boiling and also gives a little different flavor.

Family requests this every year now.

Nancy from East Bend, NC

How many years it's been requested, I don't know...it has been since I first saw it in a magazine...maybe in the 90's? I make it on stove and keep warm in slow cooker.

Always a hit!

This is requested every Christmas since making it when the recipe was first published. I keep it warm in a crockpot.

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