Crockpot Wassail

Crockpot Wassail is perfect for the holidays. Apple juice or cider mulled with cranberry, orange, and spices is the perfect way to enjoy a festive holiday celebration.

wassail in a glass mug.

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Wassail – A Traditional Holiday Beverage

Wassail is a winter tradition, apple juice or cider is mulled together with cranberry juice and a variety of spices that are known for the holidays like cinnamon, allspice, and more. This drink has its origins in medieval times even William Shakespeare was known to drink Wassail. The flavors are perfect for Christmas eve or even the entire holiday season.

Crock-pot Wassail is Perfect for a Large Gathering

This holiday drink is perfect for a large gathering or housewarming. This flavorful drink stays warm in the crock-pot so everyone can enjoy this spiced treat. Since this warmed drink does not contain any alcohol it is perfect for all ages.

Wassail Recipe Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Apple juice or apple cider
  • Cranberry juice
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Allspice
  • Orange
  • Whole cloves
wassail ingredients.

How to Make Wassail in a Crockpot

  1. In a large crockpot or a large slow cooker, combine apple juice or apple cider, cranberry juice, sugar, cinnamon sticks, and allspice.
wassail mixture in a crockpot slow cooker.
  1. Poke cloves into the orange. Add the orange to the mixture.
wassail mixture and an orange studded with cloves in a crockpot slow cooker.
  1. Cook on high for 1 hour, then on low or simmer for 4 to 8 hours.
  2. Serve hot.
wassail in two glass mugs, an orange, and apple.

How to Store Leftover Wassail

You may not be able to consume this entire recipe at once. First, strain out all of the fruit, then place it in an airtight container. You can store this for up to 7 days in the refrigerator.

I hope you give this recipe for hot wassail a try! This is perfect for your next winter festivity.

wassail in two mugs, an orange, and cinnamon sticks.

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Crockpot Wassail

Wassail made in a Crock-Pot slow cooker is perfect for a cold winter day.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crock-pot Wassail, Wassail
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 72kcal


  • 2 quarts apple juice
  • 1 pint cranberry juice
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 small orange
  • 8 whole cloves


  • In a large crockpot, combine juices and sugar. Add cinnamon sticks and allspice. 
  • Poke cloves into the orange and add it to the mixture.
  • Cook on high for 1 hour, then on low for 4 to 8 hours.
  • Serve hot.


Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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