Wassail Recipe

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What You Need:

  • 1 quart apple cider
  • 2 cups pineapple-orange juice
  • Coffee filter
  • String
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp. whole cloves
  • 1 tbsp. allspice berries
  • 1 slice fresh ginger root
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Measuring cup
  • Tablespoon

What You Do:

  1. Have your child measure the apple cider and pineapple-orange juice and put them into a large pot. Ask him questions such as: How many cups are in a pint? How many pints are in a quart? How many cups are in a quart?
  2. Into a coffee filter, add the cinnamon, cloves, allspice and ginger and tie it with a string. Put the spice blend into the cider and juice mixture. Ask your child to think of another way he could have measured 1 tablespoon of cloves and allspice. Hint: How many teaspoons are in a tablespoon?
  3. Have your child add a pinch of nutmeg then bring the liquid to a boil.
  4. Then, he should reduce the heat and simmer for approximately one hour before serving.

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