Slow Cooker Christmas Wassail

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SERVINGS

20 servings

INGREDIENTS
  • 128 oz (1 gallon) apple cider (unfiltered apple juice NOT alcoholic cider)
  • 32 oz (1 quart) 100% cranberry juice, not from concentrate
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp angostura bitters
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ tsp allspice berries
  • 1 whole orange studded with cloves (20-25 cloves total)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Add all to slow cooker and set on low. Let cook, uncovered, for 8-10 hours, then serve -- it should be steaming hot.
  2. Optional: Add 1.5 ounces of good quality aged rum (like El Dorado 12 Year) directly to a mug, then ladle 5-6 oz of wassail over top. Alternately, I like a combination of 1 oz aquavit and .5 oz Cointreau for a little more zip.