Holiday Wassail

  • Whole Cloves
  • 3 large oranges
  • 1 gal. apple juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 10 2 inch cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cups vodka (optional)
  • 1/4 cup brandy (optional)
Preheat oven to 350º
Insert cloves 1/2 inch apart in unpeeled oranges and bake uncovered for 30 minutes in a shallow pan
Heat apple juice in a large kettle until bubbles form around the edge
Add lemon juice, cinnamon sticks and baked oranges and heat covered on low heat for 30 minutes
Remove from heat (and add vodka and brandy)
Mix well and pour into a punch bowl
Serve warm