One of my favorite parts of the holidays is the food. Undeniably you will always find me near the buffet tables at any given holiday party. But beyond the food I love the hot (and cold) drinks. I love egg nog, I love hot chocolate, and I love Wassil Punch!
This particular wassil recipe is my favorite because it is really easy to make (you can make it in the slow cooker), it is beautiful, and it makes an awesome gift! Teacher gifts are always hard for me. My kids have 2 teachers each, and I have 3 kids in school, so do the math, that is a lot of gifts! I am a food person, and I love giving food as gifts, but all my teacher friends/family say that is tricky because they get so many goodies during the year. They always tell me they prefer gift cards. But with so many teachers, gift cards don’t really work for me. This year I thought it would be fun to give a food gift that would keep, and that involved something beyond food.
So this is what I gave them! It is a Wassil Punch kit! It has the Apple Cider, orange, lemon, and spices needed to make the Wassil, and the seriously awesome 4 in 1 Zester From Crisp.
Crisp offers bright fun tools for healthy eating. I got one of these zesters at a food conference I went to, and then they sent me a few of their other tools. They are so cute, and I just love them because not only do they look bright and fun, but they also work so well. Which is why I thought the teachers at my kid’s school might like them too!
If you want to make these cute teacher/neighbor gifts, just include the Apple Cider, then do an orange, a lemon, some cinnamon sticks, and the spices, then package it up cute with the directions on the card. (Put everything in a crockpot, and let simmer for 6-8 hours)
- 64 ounce jug of apple cider
- 1-2 oranges juiced
- 1 lemon juiced
- 3 whole cinnamon sticks
- 8 whole cloves
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 TBS ground cinnamon
- zest of one orange and lemon
- Combine all ingredients in a crock pot
- Bring to simmer over medium-low heat.
- Let simmer for 6-8 hours
- Remove cinnamon sticks if they did not dissolve completely, strain if desired
- Ladle into cups and enjoy
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
Even if you aren’t looking for simple gift ideas, make this wassil for your holiday party because it is top notch!