Finally, I've gotten the Ocracoke Preservation Society Wassail recipe. Here it is:
5 gallons apple cider
2 large 7 Ups
1 gallon orange juice
6 cinnamon sticks
Some whole cloves
Slices of fresh oranges
Simmer all together for several hours. Orange slices will sink, add fresh ones before serving.
This recipe is used for the community gathering each year in mid-December. If you make it at home you will probably want to make a smaller batch, and you might want to add rum, brandy, or bourbon. However you do it, enjoy! And if you're on the island next year in December come join us at the Preservation Society Museum for wassail, carols, and good fellowship.
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This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Artists' Colony that operated on the island more than 65 years ago. You can read it here.
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