In many Christian traditions, Twelfth Night begins at sundown on January 5, before Twelfth Day, or Epiphany, on the 6th. Tradition calls for a large party to celebrate the last night of the Christmas season. Here’s a beautifully simple recipe for wassail, a traditional English drink for Twelfth Night.
- 1 gallon apple cider
- 1 quart pineapple juice
- 1 six ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
- 8 cinnamon sticks
- 27 whole cloves
Mix all ingredients in large pot and simmer on low. Serve when hot.
For an even easier time, put them in a crockpot and leave on low until the party’s over.
Makes approximately 20 servings.