Rittenhouse Inn Wassail Punch
Rittenhouse Inn Wassail Punch
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    Wassail is a deeply rooted tradition in the Midwest and a popular regional staple throughout the cold-weather season. Every winter as the holidays approach, many Wisconsinites still take part in the age-old "wassailing of apple trees," a ritual dating back to the fifteenth century that involves sprinkling wassail on apple trees to ensure a strong, healthy harvest and to keep the trees safe from evil spirits. Wassail always blends apples and winter holiday spices, but the sweeteners and spirits often change from recipe to recipe. This version comes from the Rittenhouse Inn in Bayfield, an area that leads apple production in Wisconsin. The cranberry juice is a perfectly tart counterpart to the sweetness of the apple cider and brown sugar, and the bourbon lends a full, rich quality, and the ginger, pepper, and spices offer a final kick of flavor.

    Ingredients

    • 12 whole cloves
    • 6 whole allspice
    • 1/2 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced
    • 3 cinnamon sticks
    • 12 whole white peppercorns
    • 1 gallon fresh apple cider
    • 6 ounces cranberry juice
    • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
    • 10-12 ounces bourbon
    • cheesecloth, kitchen string, large pot
    • mugs
    • ground nutmeg and 1 cinnamon stick per drink

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 10
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 405 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 4 g 5.56%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 7.02%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 10 mg 3.37%
    • Sodium: 449 mg 18.72%
    • Calcium: 23 mg 2.3%
    • Potassium: 54 mg 1.53%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 1.07%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 90 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 1.09%
    • Sugar: 76 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.01%
    • Vitamin C 3.23%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit3
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit2 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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