Many of you did indeed request the hot cider drink recipe, that was simmering on our stove the other day. Also known as Wassail. I must say, our kids can’t get enough of it. We all started a WICKED FUN project out in the bitter cold and snow today. (That’ll be coming up in a few days or so, on the blog here.) Soon after we came in to warm up, we decided to make another batch of this cider to enjoy. It smells and tastes SO good. We hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we do.
Please note: The ingredient amounts listed below must make one-big-batch! We’ve been making it by halving the amounts, and it’s been plenty enough for at least 2 cups each, for our family of 6. But for many more people, it might be best to make the whole batch. This WOULD be a GREAT treat to serve, if you are entertaining a small party. I think guests would be impressed with such a delightful warm beverage, and appreciate it coming in from the cold too. So here it is. If you make it, let us know what the verdict is at your home!
I must admit, I haven’t used the word ‘Wassail’ yet. It’s a bit too fancy for my simple tongue. Not to mention my simple mind, because I had no idea what that word was. So since I was posting the recipe, I thought it might be wise to look it up first. Here’s the definition, for what it’s worth. But just feel free to call the drink whatever you want, like I do. : )
- Main Entry:
- \ˈwä-səl also wä-ˈsāl\
- Middle English wæs hæil, washayl, from Old Norse ves heill be well, from ves (imperative singular of vera to be) + heill healthy — more at was, whole
- 12th century