Homemade Wassail Mix

Wassail Mix  - makes a great homemade gift

We were given a can of Stephen’s Citrus and Spice Wassail mix for Christmas one year. All four of my boys adored the stuff. Every time I turned around, one of them was asking if they could have a cup of it. Needless to say, it didn’t last very long. Now, being the frugal person that I am, I will be making it from scratch.

I know that Christmas is a long way off yet (says the shopper in denial), but cool weather is knocking at the door.  Why wait for the holidays to enjoy this delicious warm drink?

Homemade Wassail Mix


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Homemade Wassail Mix
Serves: makes 3 cups of mix
  • 2 cups Tang
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp Country Time Lemonade mix (or 1 3oz pre-sweetend Lemonade Kool-aid mix)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to mix.
  2. To make one cup of Wassail, add 2-3 tsp of mix to 1 cup of hot water.

Homemade Wassail Mix

11 thoughts on “Homemade Wassail Mix

  1. >I’ve never tried Wassail Mix, but it sure does sound great! My boys really like flavored hot teas, so I’m sure this would be a hit with them! Thanks so much for the recipe…it looks easy.

  2. I’ve had the homemade from scratch wassail and it’s heavenly but kinda expensive. Not all my family likes it so I don’t make it unless Christmas or event when having several over. I shall try this because I LOVE WASSAL!! Sure hope I’m not disappointed. From the above ingredients I can’t imagine it tasting like the one I make but here’s hoping!!! Thanks.

    1. Hi Brenda,
      This wassail does not taste like the fresh juice and cider version, which I think you are referring to. However, this does taste just like Stephen’s wassail mix which is sold at Christmas time in the Rocky mountain states. That is what I was trying to copy.

  3. My son loves Stephen’s Citrus and Spice drink and used up all of our supply. I couldn’t find anymore in my local stores and so I decided to try your recipe. He loved it! Thank you very much. This will save me so much money.

  4. Stephen’s Citrus & Spice Wassail was a staple in our house during the winters in Utah, but now that we’ve moved to California we can’t get it in our local stores. It’s not exactly a traditional wassail, but it’s great when you’re stuffy or have a sore throat. This is a good version and got us through last winter. I’m planning to make another big batch this week to share with our neighbors. Thanks so much!

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