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Wassail Punch
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Wassail Punch

The mix of apples and ale is classically English and delicious.

  • 3 12-oz bottles English-style ale (like Bass)
  • 24 oz apple cider
  • 4 oz honey
  • 1 four- to five-inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 10 cloves
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup applejack
  • 16 dashes Angostura bitters

Combine ale, cider, honey, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in a saucepan. Simmer 15 minutes, remove from heat, and cool. Strain, add lemon, and cool overnight. Before serving, add spiced ale, applejack, and bitters to a slow cooker or saucepan and heat.

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