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The Pastor's Wassail

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Servings: 1
Categories: Alcoholic Beverages / Wine

1  cup  Sugar
4  each  Cinnamon Sticks
3    Lemon Slices
2  cups  Pineapple Juice
2  cups  Orange juice
6  cups  Claret Wine
1/2  cup  Lemon Juice
1  cup  Dry Sherry

Boil first three ingredients with 1/2 cup of water for 5 minutes. Remove lemon slices, any seeds, and cinnamon sticks. Heat the remaining ingredients until very warm. Do not boil! Combine with the syrup and serve very warm. Note: When serving, one should say --- "Wass hael", an old Saxon phrase, meaning "to be whole" or "be well". From: Civil War in the Kitchen Cookbook by Hugh and Judy Gowan

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