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Catholic Recipe: Colonial Wassail

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 lemon slices
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 6 cups dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup dry sherry
  • Details

  • Serves: 20
  • Prep Time: N/A
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 21+
  • Origin: Colonial America

Colonial Americans did take many traditions from England. Wassail at Christmas is one. This is a version with red wine and dry sherry. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton might have toasted with a glass of wassail on Christmas.

DIRECTIONS

Boil the sugar, cinnamon sticks, and lemon slices in 1/2 cup of water for 5 minutes and strain. Discard the cinnamon sticks and lemon slices. Heat but do not boil the remaining ingredients. Combine with the syrup, and serve hot.

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