Lion House Wassail

This recipe is great to have with or after Christmas dinner. It's one of our Christmas traditions.

Lion House Wassail Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Lion House Wassail for 36 servings:

  • 2 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 slice fresh ginger root
  • 4 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups lemon juice
  • 8 cups apple juice
  • 8 whole allspice berries
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves

Lion House Wassail Cooking Instructions

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The following are the steps to cook Lion House Wassail easily:

  1. 1 In a large saucepan, combine sugar and water. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and add cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, cloves, and ginger. Cover and let stand in warm place for 1 hour.
  2. 2 Strain liquid into a large pot. Just before serving, add juices and cider and quickly bring to boil. Remove from heat and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 91 calories; 0.1 grams of fat; 23.3 grams of carbohydrates; 0.3 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 3 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Nov 24th 2010

    I've been making a version of this recipe for the last 3 years & it's always a favorite. I play around with the juice proportions a bit & now add 2 C of pineapple juice & only 1 ...

  2. Nov 19th 2008

    This recipe ROCKS!! I made it for out office as an alternative to coffee. There are 7 of us and the recipe will fill a large crock pot, the oval kind you can fit ribs in. Well the 7 of u ...

  3. Nov 24th 2007

    This is a great recipe for the holidays.If you want to add a little pizazz to the presentation, add a few sliced oranges, lemons and limes to the serving bowl. I insert whole cloves into ...

  4. Dec 24th 2003

    The best! Try adding red wine... after this was finished simmering I put 1/2 in a pitcher for the kids, and added a whole bottle of cabernet sauvignon to the rest for the adults. A real treat!

  5. Mar 21st 2003

    Excellent! It was a big hit with guests at our open house. It was very sweet so I may reduce the sugar next time.

  6. Feb 14th 2003

    Move over mulled cider. This has taken its place at our annual Christmas party. I used cider instead of apple juice, and used just 1 cup of lemon juice so it would be a little sweeter. It wa ...

  7. Feb 8th 2002

    Our family and friends really enjoyed this - I had never tried wassail but wanted to. One comment was made that it tasted just like a holiday drink in Germany. I kept it warm in a crock po ...

  8. Dec 28th 2001

    Excellent Wassail. A friend of mine made some awesome Wassail last year and This beat it!. I left out the Ginger Root and it was fantastic. We let everyone spike it with Rum themselves. Grea ...

  9. Nov 29th 2001

    This will be my third year to make this recipe and it receives the best compliments ever. We just love it. I originally found the recipe to make for a warm Holiday punch to sell at a Chris ...