In a state known for its apple crop,and the Long Beach Peninsula, known for its cranberries, it’s a natural to serve this traditional and heart-warming holiday drink. This is a particularly flavorful version, with lots of added fruit and spice.
Remove cores from apples but do not peel. Quarter the apples and slice each quarter into 1/2″ chunks. Cut oranges and lemons into quarters and then slice them into 1/2″ chunks, too. Combine all ingredients in a non-reactive pan and heat over medium heat, then simmer for 15 minutes. Serve warm with 1 oz dark rum to each 6 oz glass of wassail. Store in the refrigerator.