My mom and dad used to have a big fall party every year at their house. We would roast hot dogs and marshmallows, sitting on hay bales around a bonfire. We’d play volleyball before it got dark, and once the sun set we would go on a hayride. My mom always made wassel — a warm drink that I couldn’t get enough of.
Wassel is delicious when the weather starts to get cold. Right now, it is freezing in Indiana so wassel is the perfect beverage. I made it for the first time for Travis while he was home visiting, and I made it for his family too. Everybody enjoyed it. Wassel is often served with alcohol but we always make a virgin version.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Apple cider
- Cranberry juice
- Cinnamon sticks
Mix all the ingredients together in a pot or slow cooker. Let it simmer on low for a couple hours. Serve it warm and enjoy!
- 6 cups apple cider
- 2 cups cranberry juice
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1 orange, sliced
- Add all the ingredients to a large pot or slow cooker
- Simmer on low for 2-3 hours
- Serve warm
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