Wassail Punch With Apples Ale Sherry Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cloves Star Anise Christimas Holiday Large Batch Cocktail Recipe

Wassail Punch is the perfect drink to help ring in the holiday season. The aromatic blend of spices and flavors evoke a feeling of warmth and well-being. In this recipe with brown ale and sweet, rich oloroso sherry adds a delicious complexity.

This recipe by Chantal Tseng, formerly the bar manager and senior bartender at the now-closed Mockingbird Hill in Washington, D.C, was inspired by a Charles Dickens Wassail recipe. Tseng’s recipe offers a sophisticated alternative to most modern Wassail recipes. Many calling for apple cider, orange juice, and pineapple juice, which create a sugary sweet punch.

Share the warmth of Wassail punch and bring everyone together for some holiday cheer with this crowd pleasing recipe.

Serves 10-12


2 whole APPLE, Scored, preferably Fuji or honey crisp
6 cups ALE, Such as Sam Smith brown ale
4 oz SHERRY, Preferably oloroso
1 tsp LEMON, zest
2 whole CINNAMON, sticks
1/2 cups BROWN SUGAR
1 whole ORANGE, Long peel studded with cloves
10-12 slice(s) APPLE, Fuji or honey crisp
1 tsp NUTMEG, Freshly grated
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