is a cinnamon spiced non-alcoholic Wassail. The name
"wassail" comes from the Norse word "ves heill"
and is exclaimed while toasting to good health. At one time, a
piece of spiced toast was added to the punch from which the
expression of "drinking a toast" arose. For a more
complex citrus, less sweet flavor, look for varieties of
cinnamon from Ceylon and Malubar which nurture the
"true" cinnamon tree. Aromatic tender bark is peeled
and curled into sticks which are dried in the sun. The second
option is spicy-sweet cinnamon from the Cassia tree native to
Southeast Asia and Northern Vietnam. Cassia contains cinnamic
aldehyde and is the sweetest variety of cinnamon.
1 (64-ounce) jar cranberry juice cocktail
water or more to taste
(12-ounce) frozen pineapple orange concentrate
Measure the cranberry cocktail, water, concentrate,
sticks and cloves into a 6-quart crockery cooker, heat on
Serve in tea cups with cinnamon sticks and orange slices.
This is a fairly concentrated drink which may be
to taste with boiling water. Have a teapot of hot water
so your guests can dilute the drink to taste.
Fills one 6-quart crockery cooker