Cupola House Wassail

Cupola House Wassail Recipe
Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty
The Cupola House, a historic home and gardens on Edenton Bay in North Carolina, serves this warm and soothing wassail every year during its holiday celebration.


Makes 22 cups

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1 gallon apple cider
2 (12-ounce) cans frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
3 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
4 dried apple rings
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
4 cups white wine


Combine apple cider, thawed lemonade concentrate, cinnamon sticks, ground cloves, and ground allspice in a large nonaluminum pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Place dried apple rings, orange slices, and lemon slices in the bottom of a punch bowl. Add white wine. Stir in warm cider mixture.


The Cupola House, Edenton Bay, NC,

December 2009
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