One drink that always embodies Christmas to me is Wassail. It's mentioned in Christmas carols, "Here we go a wassailing", and it simply smells and tastes like Christmas. You'll find that as you make this wassail, your house will smell of citrus, cinnamon, and cloves. Also, this drink is wonderful when recovering from a cold as it is packed with Vitamin C and helps with coughs when you add a shot of whiskey to your mug. I think it's the perfect addition to any Christmas party menu and certainly has a place for parties that include caroling in the cold winter night. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. Happy Holiday Season.
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2 quarts bottled apple cider (looks like apple juice but says cider)
1 cup lemon juice
2 cups orange juice
1 cup pineapple juice
2 sticks whole cinnamon (or 1 teaspoon ground if sticks are unavailable)
1 tablespoon whole cloves
1 cup brown sugar
Combine the apple cider,
Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. Remove the cloves and cinnamon sticks if used.
Serve hot with a scone or other Christmas treat.