christmas tree top

Home > Christmas Recipes > Christmas Wassail Punch

Christmas Wassail Punch or Grog

A potent, warm, spiced punch for adults.

  • 4 Cinnamon sticks
  • 1T cloves (whole)
  • 2 tsp allspice (whole)
  • Square of cheesecloth

  • 6 C red wine (use a dry wine, such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir)
  • 10 C apple cider
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 2 whole oranges, sliced

Place cloves, cinnamon and alspice on cheesecloth square and tie shut to form a bag. Combine spice bag, wine, cider and sugar in a large pot and heat to boiling. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Remove spice bag, pour into punch bowl and top with orange slices.

Makes about 1 gallon of punch.



Antique christmas tree and ornaments