”Wassail” originates in the Old Norse drinking salutation “Ves heil” (“Be well”) of over 1,000 years ago. Centuries later, Wassailing was popularized in Old England as a seasonal singing ritual to ensure a good cider apple harvest. Eventually, wassailing evolved into a tradition of Twelfth Night. The hot wassail drink has since become popularly associated with winter holidays.
We prefer it just as we have prepared it, but for those who want, you can add Bourbon, Rum, Brandy, Tequila or Vodka.
We highly recommend that wassail be served hot! It can easily be heated in a microwave, but we prefer to simmer it on the stove, as it adds a great holiday smell to the home.
Wassail is not just a holiday drink; it should be enjoyed throughout the cold-weather months. It can even be drunk throughout the entire year any time you feel a little under the weather.
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