One of my favorite memories of growing up was going to Dollywood for their “Smoky Mountain Christmas” festival. Being that the festival is in the Smoky Mountains, and November/December…it was usually cold! I saw where one of the food stands sold “Holiday Wassail,” and I begged my mom for it. I was instantly hooked. They still sell that amazing drink to this day. I did some digging and found this copycat recipe for the Wassail. Oh yeah…if you haven’t ever been to Dollywood at Christmastime…make it a point to get there. You won’t regret it.
Total Time: 25 mins
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
- 8 cups apple juice
- 2 cinnamon sticks (each 2″ long)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 cups pineapple juice
- 1/3 cup honey
Combine all ingredients into a large saucepan.
Bring to boiling, then reduce the heat, cover, and let simmer 10 minutes.
Remove cinnamon sticks and serve hot in mugs.