The Rigo Swazzle
our version of wassail or cider
Many of you were curious about our delicious swazzle recipe, so I thought I'd share it with you.
+ You'll need apple cider juice, not to be confused with kid style apple juice. Ahem, side eye, Justin.
Use the whole gallon if you are making swazzle for a group of folk or simply pour the amount you and yours will consume into a boiler.
+ Slice up the orange, leaving the peel on and place it in the boiler.
If you are making a smaller portion of swazzle, use only a small portion of the orange.
Example: For two mugfulls, I'd use two orange slices approximately 1/2 inch thick.
+ Next up: cinnamon sticks. Use three sticks for the whole gallon, just one stick for a smaller portion.
Place your cinnamon sticks in a square of cheesecloth and then tie up your bundle.
This will allow the cinnamon to flavah your swazzle, but will filter the spices.
+ Now that your cider, orange slices and cinnamon bundle are in the boiler, bring your swazzle to a boil.
+ Then turn on low and simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally.
The smell alone will make you want to slap somebody.
And then. And then!
Pour yourself a mugfull of swazzle it will be hott!,
turn on some spirited seasonal tunes, sit by the fire bundled in your tartan throw,
and tell all the people around you how much you love The Rigo Swazzle,
I mean, how much you love them.
Change it up:
Add clove, allspice, nutmeg to your cinnamon bundle.
Add a shot of brandy or rum if you are feeling especially jolly.
Making the swazzle in your crockpot works really well for serving a larger group.
Crockpot directions: Bring ingredients to a small boil on high, then simmer on low for 15 minutes and serve.
Now go make some Rigo Swazzle. And try not to slap anybody.