Non Alcoholic Ginger Wassail

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Non Alcoholic Ginger Wassail with ginger and fresh fruit is an easy, delicious mulled cider that is perfect served in a dutch oven or crock pot for a party!

pink drink with orange slices, apple slices, cloves, and cinnamon sticks and a wooden spoon.
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Non-Alcoholic Ginger Wassail

This Non-Alcoholic Ginger Wassail is technically not a Gluehwein as it’s made with cider instead of wine- but it is every bit as flavorful as the adult versions!

This recipe is perfection at a party. It is so easy- dump the ingredients in a pot on the stove or in a crockpot, set to low, and let it simmer away during a party.

Just set out some cute glasses or mugs and a pretty ladle and your guests can serve themselves little cups of cheer!

liquid with orange slices, apple slices, cloves, and cinnamon sticks and a clove

How to make Non-Alcoholic Ginger Wassail

Assemble the following ingredients:

  • Cherry apple cider – if you can’t find cherry apple cider you can add regular apple cider or in the off season apple juice and a cup of applesauce for a similar result. 
  • Concord grape juice – grape juice adds a very vibrant color and sugar which is evenly distributed. 
  • Pineapple juice – pineapple is very sweet and adds a nice tropical twist to this warm winter drink. 
  • Lemon juice – lemon juice is highly acidic and brings a bright note to the party. 
  • Mulling spices – mulled spices is a mixture of seasonal spices which make it taste like fall/winter. 
  • Cinnamon sticks – cinnamon is a very festive spice and has an earth warmth that will warm you inside and out in the cooler months. 
  • Cloves – cloves have a sharp earthy taste that will make this taste extra festive. If you don’t want bits of clove throughout you can stick the cloves into the sliced apple and pear. 
  • Ginger – I prefer to use fresh grated ginger for the best freshest taste. You can also substitute ginger beer (non alcoholic) 
  • Apple, Pear, and Orange  – I love to add these fruits sliced in rounds for added flavor and texture.

Once you have assembled the ingredients use the following method

Mix. Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker or crock pot.

Simmer and serve. Let simmer for at least one hour on low then remove the oranges from the liquid to avoid a bitter taste. Serve and enjoy!

pink wassail in a green glass with cranberries and cinnamon

Tips and Tricks for perfect Non-Alcoholic Ginger Wassail

Mix up the sliced fruit. You can use any sliced fruit you want for this recipe. I frequently will use lemons and limes for a sharper taste.

Use cheesecloth. I prefer to put the clove and anise in a little cheesecloth pouch so that it doesn’t get in your glass when you try to serve.

FAQs

How can I keep leftovers?

I like to keep leftovers in a jar in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to a week.

Do I have to serve this hot?

No, you can drink this at any temperature, but I prefer it piping hot.

pink drink with orange slices, apple slices, cloves, and cinnamon sticks and a wooden spoon.

What to serve with Non-Alcoholic Ginger Wassail

Check out some of my favorite desserts to enjoy this wassail with.

I’ve come up with some deliciously tempting recipes that are incredibly easy, and perfect for a crowd- like Cranberry Crockpot Cider, Elderflower Mulled Cider Traditional Gluehwein, even a cranberry moonshine – and today I am really excited to share a delicious recipe I tweaked a bit to taste just like the Ginger Gluehwein I shared– but in a non-alcoholic recipe!

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Non Alcoholic Ginger Wassail

Non Alcoholic Wassail with ginger and fresh fruit is an easy, delicious mulled cider that is perfect served in a dutch oven or crock pot for a party!
Course Drinks
Cuisine German
Keyword ginger wassail, hot holiday drinks, slow cooker drinks, slow cooker non-alcoholic drinks, virgin giner wassail, wassail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 2 Quarts
Calories 71kcal
Author Courtney ODell

Ingredients

  • 1 qt cherry apple cider
  • 1 qt concord grape juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp mulling spices
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated ginger OR 8oz ginger beer
  • 1 apple sliced into rounds
  • 1 pear sliced into rounds
  • 1 orange sliced into rounds

Instructions

  • Add ingredients to dutch oven or crock pot.
  • Simmer on low at least one hour.
  • Remove orange from liquid after one hour to avoid bitter flavor from developing.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g

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2 Comments

  1. CrumblesAndKale says:

    I thought I was over the mulled wine/cider (or glögg as we call it) for this season but apparently not, this looks amazing and I love all the fruit the ginger in it 🙂

  2. Audrey@That Recipe says:

    I’d love to curl up in front of a fire with a big mug of this right now. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K. Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. We hope you will join us next week.