12 Chapter 12- Beverages

Citrus Wassail


     This fragrant wassail recipe was given to the sender from the wife of a man who was not only a good friend but who literally saved his life. He was born in Evanston, moved away, but is now living back in his hometown.


  • 1 c. sugar
  • 3 sticks cinnamon
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 3/4 c. fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 1/2 c. grapefruit juice
  • 2 c. apple juice


  1. Cook sugar in 2 cups of water with cinnamon and cloves for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove spices and add all juices except the apple juice.
  3. Mix the apple juice with 2 or 3 cups of water and add it to the mixture.
  4. Heat and serve.



The Cozy Evanston Cookbook for Uncertain Times Copyright © 2020 by Evanston Public Library. All Rights Reserved.

Share This Book