The Taste and Smell of Christmas
Wassail is a warm drink infused with delicious and aromatic spices usually enjoyed during the Christmas holidays. Often referred to as mulled spices or mulled cider, apple cider is commonly used as the main component of the festive concoction, but grape juice, cranberry juice, beer, wine, or liquor are also used according to family tradition. A variety of spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger are used along with slices of apple and orange to create a unique holiday taste and aroma.
The name wassail is derived from the ancient Anglo-Saxon term wæs hæil, which means, “Be healthy.” In early England, wassail was the salutation given when offering a person a cup of the spiced ale or when toasting to that person's health. As wassail has gained popularity in North America, it is not uncommon to see it served in various forms during Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years, and even Valentine's Day.
Heart Warming Wassail Mix was created by Roselyne Carter of Delectable Addictions, LLC to allow families to create and/or continue their own holiday tradition. Each mix is hand crafted with eleven delightful spices. It can easily be added to apple cider or your own favorite holiday drink. The sweet aroma and savoriness of these warm and inviting spices will permeate your home to welcome your loved ones to your holiday festivities.