Introduction: Charlie's Coffeemaker Wassail

Little cold out? This beverage will warm you right up.

(This is my first instructable so go easy on me)

Step 1: Gather Everything You'll Need:

  • Coffeemaker you don't mind using for brewing cran-apple juice (you can always run a rinse after wassail brewing to use again for coffee)
  • 1 quart pyrex measuring bowl
  • 64oz container of sweetened cran-apple juice (for 2 batches)
  • A tangerine or clementine
  • Angostura bitters
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 6-8 oz standard coffee cup

Step 2: Rinse Cycle

Place a new filter into the basket of your coffeemaker (CM), fill CM to 8 cup level with water.

Turn on to run a rinse cycle.

Step 3: Flavoring Filter

While CM is in rinse cycle place a new filter, bottom down the counter.

Combine flavoring ingredients into filter:

  • Cut the tangerine or clementine in half against the cleavage and remove core if any
  • Rub a drop of Angostura bitters into exposed fruit
  • Break cinnamon sticks in half and then apart so spice is exposed.
  • Spread cinnamon pieces evenly on bottom of filter
  • Carefully center tangerine side up.
  • Distribute cloves loosely around bottom of filter.

Step 4: Get Brewing

Once rinse cycle is finished turn off CM, remove basket and discard filter, wait a couple minutes for unit to cool.


  • Place favoring filter into basket.
  • Pour apple-cranberry juice into CM, stop at the 8 cup level
  • Place 1 qt pyrex measuring bowl onto CM hotplate.
  • Switch on CM and set on "strong" or "slow" if available

Step 5: Looks Good Doesn't It

Here's a picture of filter basket when brewing is near finished.

Step 6: Get Your Cup

In a standard coffee cup add 1/2 oz of favorite spiced rum.

Step 7: Time to Enjoy

Once CM has finished it's brewing cycle, fill cup to 3/4 full.

Enjoy the quart of wassail and share.

Use a new flavoring filter if you go for a second batch,