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5 from 2 votes

New World Wassail (Cranberry Wassail)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 10
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Susan Voisin


  • 1.5 quarts apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 quart natural cranberry blend drink (no sugar added)
  • 4 sticks cinnamon stick
  • 8 cloves
  • 10 allspice berries
  • 1 quarter-sized slice ginger
  • 1 orange , sliced
  • 1/4 cup cranberries (optional)
  • 1/2-1 cup brandy (optional)


  • Place all ingredients except the brandy in a large, non-reactive pot or crockpot and bring to a low boil. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and cover. Simmer for at least 2 hours (may be kept in a crock pot for 4 hours). About 15 minutes before serving, add the brandy and continue to simmer on low.
  • Strain out the spices and fruit and serve with cinnamon sticks and fresh slices of orange.


Nutritional info includes 1/2 cup brandy.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.5g | Sodium: 14mg | Fiber: 3.9g | Sugar: 14g