Cranberry Wassail {Vegan}

Cranberry Wassail…  According to Wikipedia, wassail is defined as “a hot, mulled cider traditionally drunk as an integral part of wassailing, a medieval southern English drinking ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year.”

We offer a more modern, vegan and non-alcoholic version of Cranberry Wassail.  This cranberry juice based cocktail is flavored with apple cider, sugar, whole cinnamon sticks, allspice and a bit of ground nutmeg.  We gave ours a squeeze of fresh orange juice.  Garnish with orange slices or whole cloves and serve warm.

Merry Christmas!


Cranberry Wassail

Cranberry Wassail


Christmas Wassail

Cranberry Wassail {Vegan}

Servings 4 one-cup servings


  • 4 C Cranberry Juice
  • 1-1/4 C Apple Cider
  • 1/2 C Sugar
  • 2 whole Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1/2 tsp of whole Allspice
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 Tbl fresh Orange Juice
  • Orange slices cinnamon sticks and/or whole cloves for garnish


  1. In a saucepan, add the cranberry juice and apple cider.
  2. Add the sugar, cinnamon sticks, allspice and nutmeg.
  3. Heat to boiling and then reduce heat, simmering for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Strain to remove spices.
  5. Divide between 4 heat-safe punch glasses and serve warm.
  6. Garnish with orange slices, cinnamon sticks and/or whole cloves for garnish.


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