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spiced wassail recipe

Spiced Holiday Wassail

This festive Wassail Recipe made with essential oils is perfect for holiday entertaining.
Course Drinks
Keyword wassail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 6


  • Large saucepan


  • 4 cups apple juice or apple cider
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 5 drops Orange Vitality essential oil or Tangerine
  • 5 drops Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil
  • 3 drops Ginger Vitality essential oil
  • 3 drops Clove Vitality essential oil
  • 1 orange thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 8 cinnamon sticks for garnish optional


  • Combine fruit juices in a large pot. Let simmer on low heat for 30 minutes to one hour.
  • Remove from heat. Add essential oils. Garnish with sliced oranges and lemons. Serve warm in a mug or double-walled cup.


  • The base of this recipe is apple juice, but you can substitute cider or any type of juice. I like adding pure cranberry juice to give it a deep, red color.
  • Pineapple juice is optional, but it helps cut the bitterness of the cranberry. You can substitute orange juice if you prefer.
  • You can keep a big batch of wassail warm in a slow cooker or an instant pot.
  • If you want to make this drink alcoholic, you can add brandy, bourbon, rum, or your favorite alcohol. Add about 1 ½ ounce per drink. I like it best with bourbon.