Old English Recipe with Spice Bags
Quantity: 3oz Spices - Brews 3 Gallons
Contents: 3 Muslin Spice Bags with Drawstrings, Orange Peel, Ginger, Cinnamon, Allspice, Cloves
For a Gallon Brew: Fill a pot with 1 gallon of red wine or port. Fill spice bag with ⅓ cup of wassail spices. Add spices and ½ cup sugar, and simmer at low heat for 1-2 hours. Serve hot or chilled.
History: Wassail (Middle English 'wæs hæl' - 'be you healthy') refers both to the salute 'Waes Hail' and to the drink of wassail, a hot mulled wine, or as 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. Recipes began to vary with English production of ale, mead, and cider.