Wassail is a hot mulled wine or mulled cider drunk as part of wassailing, an English ritual intended to ensure a good apple harvest the following year. Wassail began as a spiced wine that resembled Roman recipes that survived the Middle Ages. It was a libation for the wealthy who could import the wine, fruit, sugar, and spices of ginger, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. When ale and cider replaced the wine, wassail recipes varied according to the means of each family.
Old English recipe brews sixteen 8-oz servings
Contents: Orange peel, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cloves