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Hot Apple Rum Wassail


  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 1 cup dark rum
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • pinch of nutmeg, grated
  • Cinnamon sticks, garnish

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cook Time:

10 minutes



Pour this wonderful spiced cider into a sterilized decanter, tie with a pretty bow, and you have a lovely holiday gift.

Why Try? Tis the season! This cider makes an excellent Wassail for making holiday toasts.

Foodie Byte: Serve in festive punch bowl at a holiday party, garnished with apple slices.


  1. Stud the orange with cloves, slice.
  2. In a medium pot, combine the studded orange slices and the remaining ingredients except the rum.
  3. Slowly bring to a simmer over low heat. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add the rum.
  5. To serve immediately - strain, ladle into mugs and garnish with cinnamon stick.

Nutritional Information

Calories 258, Carbohydrates 44g, Fat 0.03g, Fat Calories 0.25, Fiber 0.02g, Protein 0.07g, Saturated Fat 0.01g, Sodium 29mg. Daily Values: Calcium 12.37mg 1%, Phos 3.05mg 0%, Copper 0.02mg 1%, Zinc 0.02mg 0%, Panto 0.03mg 0%, Biotin 0.04mcg 13%, Iodine 0.15mcg 0%, Magnesium 2.16mg 1%, Iron 0.13mg 1%, Vitamin B6 1%, Vitamin C 6%, Vitamin A 0%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.