Wassail Warm Autumn Punch

Wassail (Warm Autumn Punch)

Servings: 15
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 8 cups apple cider
  • 3 cups orange juice
  • 1 (46 oz) can pineapple juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey (optional, or to taste)
  • 2 3-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp cloves


  1. In a large pot (at least 6 quarts or larger) whisk together apple cider, pineapple juice, orange juice and honey. Add cinnamon sticks and cloves.

  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat then reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer 30 minutes.

  3. Strain and serve warm. Garnish if desired (see notes).

Recipe Notes

  • For best results use real apple cider (the kind generally found in the produce section in the fall). For best flavor use "not from concentrate" pineapple juice and orange juice.
  • If you don't want to strain later on put cinnamon and cloves in cheesecloth and tie, then just remove at the end and serve.
  • You can make it in the slow cooker too! Cook, covered, on low heat 3 hours.
  • Garnish with fresh apples slices, mandarin oranges slices, cinnamon sticks or fresh cranberries if desired.
  • Recipe source: adapted slightly from Allrecipes.