Wassail is is a beverage made from hot mulled cider, ale, or wine and spices, drunk traditionally as an integral part of wassailing, an ancient English Yuletide drinking ritual and salutation either involved in door-to-door charity-giving or used to ensure a good harvest the following year. (Wikipedia).
The following recipe has been adapted from Grandma's Wassail.
4 cups apple cider
1 ½ cups orange juice
6 oz can of pineapple juice
2 TBS lemon juice
3 TBS sugar
¼ cup mulling spices ( tsp cloves, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 star anise)
Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil stirring often.
Turn off the stove and let it sit for 30 minutes.
Strain the liquid and spices and return the liquid to the pot.
Gently warm before serving in heat proof glasses or Wassail cups.
If you wish to make it alcoholic …Brandy or Cognac can be added to taste!