Petworth's Traditional Wassail

With this blend of apple cider, orange juice and festive spices you'll be ready for carol singing, a winter walk or traditional wassailing with this cosy drink.

Warm up with your own wassail made from apple cider
  • Preparation time 5 mins (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 30 mins (cooking time)
  • Serves 8


  • 3.8 litres apple cider
  • 470ml orange juice
  • 235ml lemon juice
  • 43g/1.5oz ml sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 120ml brandy (optional)


  1. Mix juices, cider, sugar and spices
  2. Add the brandy if using
  3. Boil for 1 minute
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes
  5. Serve hot with sliced oranges in a large punch bowl.