Wassail refers both to the salute ‘Waes Hail’ and to the drink of wassail, a hot mulled cider drunk as part of wassailing, an English ritual intended to ensure a good apple harvest the following year. Historically, the drink is a mulled cider, mulled beer, or mead, made with sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, and topped with slices of toast . A group then sings: “Old apple tree, old apple tree, we’ve come to wassail thee.”
Wassail for Cider, 1 gallon brew. Fill a pot with 1 gallon of fresh apple cider. Add 1/3 cup spices to cider. Simmer at low heat for 1 – 2 hours. Strain, then serve hot, or chill and serve over ice.
3 oz Spices – Brews 3 Gallons
- Contains 3 Spice bags
- Cinnamon Sticks, Cut Ginger, Ground Nutmeg. Simmer with Apple Cider.