Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty Photo by: Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty

Cupola House Wassail

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.

Coastal Living DECEMBER 2009

  • Yield: Makes 22 cups


  • 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.


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