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Wassail Bowl

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


12 servings (3/4 cup each)

We served this at my family's open house on Christmas Eve—to welcome anyone who came a-wassailing! —Sharon Tipton, Casselberry, Florida


  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 16 whole cloves
  • 6 cups apple cider or juice
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon angostura bitters
  • 1 medium orange, quartered and sliced
  • 1 to 2 cups rum


  1. Place cinnamon and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose seasonings; tie securely with string. Place apple cider, juices, sugar and bitters in a large saucepan. Add orange slices and spice bag. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-12 minutes or until punch reaches desired temperature. Discard spice bag. Stir in rum.

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