Wassail literally means 'good health' or 'be you healthy' ~ referring both to the salute 'Waes Hail' and to the drink of wassail. It is a hot mulled cider traditionally drunk as an integral part of wassailing, an ancient southern English drinking ritual, and a part of Christmas traditions. Christmas Food, Crockpot Cooking, Hot Drinks Mad, Wassail A Hot, Drinks Beverages, Fruit Wassail A, Fruit Juicesspik, Slow Cooker, Cooker Fruit
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4 cups apple cider (or unfiltered apple juice, doctored up with warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice) 1/2 inch nub of fresh ginger, peeled and grated or finely minced 2 lemons, sliced 1 cinnamon stick 3 star anise 1/2 vanilla bean, slit down the middle with the insides scooped out (or 1/4 ounce vanilla extract) bourbon
*Mulled Wine or Wassail (Old English wæs hæl, literally 'be you healthy') refers both to the salute 'Waes Hail' and to the drink of wassail, a hot mulled cider traditionally drunk as an integral part of wassailing, an ancient southern English drinking ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year.
Wassail: 1 gallon of apple juice (100% apple juice) ½ gallon of pineapple juice, 1 cinnamon stick, 5 clove pieces, ½ t. nutmeg, 1 orange (sliced), juice of 1 lemon, ½ c. sugar. Combine all ingredients in a big pot on the stove and simmer for 2-3 hrs. (large crock pot for 2 hours on high, then turn to warm and can be left on all day)
Pineapple Lemonade Ingredients: 1 bottle of Sprite or Ginger ale 1 (12 oz) can of frozen Lemonade 3/4 cup of simple syrup (sugar and water combo) 1 (approx. 20 oz) can of pinapple chunks in juice 1 apple unpeeled, cored, quarted 1 orange, halved and sliced thin 1 lemon, halved and sliced thin 6 strawberries sliced I changed this recipe big time for me.
Homemade Wassail // High Heels and Grills. If this stuff doesn't get you in the Christmas spirit, I don't know what will. It's delightful!
This slow cooker cranberry wassail is a mulled wine drink that is the perfect thing to serve at the holidays. Double or triple it for a crowd!