Go Back

Harvest cider

I did this for my Little House on the Prairie dinner, again, as it was snowing outside, this glowing drink as guests entered made for a hospitable atmosphere. There is a similar British version traditionally drunk at this time of year called Wassail which uses ale rather than cider.


  • 4 litres of apple juice
  • 4 litres of cider
  • 450 g of dark brown sugar
  • 8 sticks of cinnamon
  • 1 bottle of Jack Daniels or Southern Comfort or grain alcohol.


  • Boil up the apple juice, cider, sugar and cinnamon.
  • Let it cool then stir in the grain alcohol.
  • Warm again and serve.