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Recipe: Yuletide Wassail

Making Yuletide Wassail

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Making Yuletide Wassail

Introduction

A Warm Winter Celebration

Celebrate the eleventh day of Yule with the age-old tradition of Wassailing—an enchanting drink that captures the essence of winter’s warmth and merriment. This recipe invites you to partake in the joyous act of toasting to health and prosperity, surrounded by the magical energies of the season. In this article, we’ll guide you through the ingredients, instructions, preparation and cook time, explore the magical properties associated with Yuletide, and craft a spell to infuse your Wassail with blessings on your December 30th celebration.

Spell for Yuletide Blessings

As you prepare and share the Yuletide Wassail, embrace the spirit of the season. While raising your mug, speak a spell like:

“Wassail warm, spirits bright,

Bless us on this Yuletide night.

Prosperity, health, joy we share,

In this cup, the magic’s in the air.”

May your Yuletide Wassail be a vessel of warmth and blessings on your December 30th celebration, uniting you with the magic of the season.

Magical Properties

Apple Cider: Symbolizes the sweetness of life and prosperity.

Cranberry Juice: Signifies protection and the joy of celebration.

Orange Juice: Represents vitality and the energy of the sun.

Brown Sugar: Adds warmth and grounding to the brew.

Cloves: Offer protection and attract positive energy.

Cinnamon Sticks: Bring transformative energy and a touch of fire.

Allspice Berries: Symbolize unity and blend the flavors harmoniously.

Citrus Slices: Infuse the Wassail with the energies of the sun.

Yuletide Wassail
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Recipe – Yuletide Wassail

A Warm Winter Celebration – Celebrate the eleventh day of Yule with the age-old tradition of Wassailing—an enchanting drink that captures the essence of winter’s warmth and merriment. This recipe invites you to partake in the joyous act of toasting to health and prosperity, surrounded by the magical energies of the season.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Drinks
Season: Winter, Yule
Keyword: Recipe
Servings: 16
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Theo, Witch

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon allspice berries
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 1 apple sliced
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 cup brandy optional
  • Additional cinnamon sticks for garnish

Instructions

  • Combine Ingredients: In a large pot, combine apple cider, cranberry juice, orange juice, brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, orange slices, apple slices, and lemon slices.
  • Simmer: Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer over medium heat. Let it simmer for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Strain and Serve: Strain the Wassail to remove the spices and fruit slices. Ladle the warm Wassail into mugs.
  • Add Brandy (Optional): If desired, add a splash of brandy to each mug for an extra warming kick.
  • Garnish: Garnish each mug with a cinnamon stick for a festive touch.

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