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Wassail or Mulled Cider

Ingredients

 

2 cups apple juice

 

2 cups cranberry juice

 

2 cups water

 

1/2 cup sugar

 

8 whole cloves*

 

3 allspice berries*

 

1 Tbsp ground ginger

 

½ tsp cardamom

 

2, 3-inch cinnamon sticks*

 

Juice of 2 lemons

 

Juice of 5 oranges

 

Directions

 

Put allspice berries and cloves into cheesecloth or tea strainer.

 

In a large pot, combine all ingredients and bring to the boil

 

Mull spices for one hour or more over low heat.

 

Remove spices and serve from crockpot, set on warm.

 

 

 

* Note: These spices can irritate stomach and nerves, so should not be used on a regular basis. Individuals sensitive to these effects, would benefit from avoiding their use completely.

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