wassail |ˈwäsəl, -ˌsāl|
spiced ale or mulled wine drunk during celebrations for Twelfth Night and Christmas Eve.
The holidays are creeping up on us and it’s time to talk about wassail.
Wassail is a very old drink that would be served on festive occasions. Small sachets of sweet spices would be steeped with apples, wine and beer or ale. It was a punch that would be served warm. Traditionally, punches were made very strong, it was all about the booze.
Wether it’s wassail, egg nog, or a cup of hot cocoa, grab a drink because we’re officially entering the holidays.