You’ll be ready to go a-wassailing with this hot toddy recipe that blends apple cider, orange juice and fall spices into a delicious warm beverage.

Yield: 8 servings of ⅔ cup each

Difficulty Rating: Easy

Nutritional Highlights: Apples contain cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber.

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Recipe From: Illinois Farm Bureau Partners


  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • ½ cup brandy, optional

Tips & Notes

• The cider can be made a day ahead to steep. Just reheat when ready to serve.

• Did you know? It takes 36 apples to create 1 gallon of apple cider, which makes you appreciate it that much more.



  1. Mix juices, sugar and seasonings together. Add the brandy at this point to make the alcoholic wassail.
  2. Slowly bring to a boil in a large saucepan or pot. Boil for 1 minute.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Serve hot with sliced oranges floating in the punch bowl.
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