Belgian Wassail

To make clove-studded orange slices, poke small holes around the edges of each slice with a fork or knife, and insert whole cloves.

Yield:

Makes about 1 gal.

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

2 oranges
2 lemons
1 gal. apple cider
1 cup sugar
2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon whole allspice
Garnish: clove-studded orange slices

Preparation

1. Squeeze juice from oranges and lemons into a bowl, reserving rinds.

2. Bring citrus juice, rinds, apple cider, and next 3 ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a container, discarding solids. Garnish, if desired.

Note: This may be enjoyed hot or cold. To serve warm, keep the beverage in coffee carafes or a slow cooker.

Note:

November 2006