Recipe By Anonymous
Published Dec 8th
Prep 5m Cook 40m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 25 servings Calories 89

Made famous by that caroling song. A drink that will warm you from head to toe.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 8 lady apples
  • 4 whole allspice berries
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 whole cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 liters ginger ale
  • 25 fluid ounces sherry
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1 cup milk

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place whole apples on a baking sheet and bake until brown and tender, about 25 minutes.
  2. 2 Gently crush the allspice berries and break up the cinnamon stick. Place the allspice, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger in a cheesecloth bag.
  3. 3 In a large sauce pan place 2 cups of the ginger ale and the spice bag. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove spice bag and add the remaining ginger ale, the sherry and the brandy heat until hot. DO NOT BOIL! Whisk in milk and pour into a punch bowl garnish with the baked apples.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 89
  • Carbohydrate 11.9 g
  • Cholesterol 0.8 mg
  • Fat 0.2 g
  • Protein 0.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.1 g
  • Sodium 193.1 mg
  • Sugar 7.4 g

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  1. This was such a hit last Christmas that I made it again this year. It's just delicious! The addition of milk is wonderful--gives this drink a body and fullness hard to duplicate. I do leave out the apples since I don't feel they added much and are a bit of a pain.
  2. I leave in the spice bag until the wassail is finished and I never add the milk. I think it tastes much better that way!