Rittenhouse Inn Wassail Punch Recipe
Ingredients:12 whole cloves
6 whole allspice berries
1/2 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced
12 whole white peppercorns
1 gallon fresh apple cider
6 ounces cranberry juice
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3 cinnamon sticks
10 to 12 ounces bourbon
Directions:To make the wassail, wrap the cloves, allspice, ginger, cinnamon sticks, and peppercorns in cheesecloth and tie with kitchen string. Combine the cider, cranberry juice, brown sugar, and spice bag in a large pot over high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
For each serving, put one ounce of the bourbon in a mug and fill with hot Wassail. Garnish with a dusting of nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.
Serves 10 to 12
The Wassail can be stored for several days in a covered container in the refrigerator. If you like lots of spice, you can make it a day ahead and leave the spice bag in the container overnight.
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