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pot of mulled cider with cranberries, sliced oranges, and cinnamon sticks

Hot Wassail

Author: Hoorah to Health
A fragrant, warm, mulled apple cider with oranges, cranberries, and cinnamon. Perfect for the holidays or a cold, winter day!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 122 kcal


  • 8 cups Apple Cider
  • 2 cups Orange Juice
  • 2 cups Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Orange sliced
  • ½ cup Cranberries
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks


  • Add all ingredients into a large pot.
  • Simmer on medium heat for 30 minutes.
  • Ladle into mugs, and serve.


  • While you might be tempted to simmer for hours on end (your house will smell heavenly), I would not recommend this. If it simmers for too long, the wassail will condense and become super sweet.
  • You could also add apple slices, cloves, ginger, or nutmeg if desired.
  • I suppose you could even add a little rum (I won't tell).
  • May refrigerate up to 5 days.


Serving: 12.Calories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 30gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 321mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 107IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg