Old English Wassail Recipe
Submitted by Carol Crosby
Combine unsweetened juices of orange, apple cider,lemon and pineapple (ships brought pineapples from the tropics to Europe) in a large pot.
Add whole cloves and ground spices such as nutmeg, allspice, ginger and cinnamon.
Simmer slowly to blend flavors.
In separate small pot cook thinly sliced ginger in water.Use several inches of the ginger.
After the ginger has made a strong tea, add contents of that pot to the wassail.
Float orange slices and cinnamon sticks on top.
Serve in little punch cups with ginger and orange pieces.
Add a cinnamon stick in each cup so folks can use it to spoon out the ginger at the bottom for a bright spicy chew.