Wassail Cider

Al through college I sang in a Madrigal choir and, of course, we always did a big Madrigal dinner at the beginning of December each year. Four nights of performances during which a huge roast beef four-course meal was served, medieval dances performed, a fake Boar’s Head was carried through the room while we sang the Boar’s Head processional and…of course – we sang Wassailing carols while hot Wassail was served.

Wassail is a hot spiced cider drink. It’s not for everyone, but I sure think it’s delicious. There are versions of wassail you can make in a crock pot, but I like to make it on the stove. It smells WONDERFUL. You should definitely have some friends over during the holiday season for some gaming and make a pot of Wassail. Your house will smell wonderful and I think everyone will enjoy this traditional Christmas beverage.

And…as usual, if you make this tasty beverage PLEASE take pictures and share them on social media! Tag us so we get to see! Let us know what you think! – Jondi

Print Recipe
Wassail Cider
Yield: 10-12 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Course Beverage
Prep Time 10 m
Cook Time 20 m
Servings
Ingredients
Course Beverage
Prep Time 10 m
Cook Time 20 m
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Discard cinnamon sticks.
  5. Serve hot in mugs.