Nerd Word Wednesday

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.  



  Pedantic Foodie