Your Holiday Wassail Kits - Toasting and Tasting

Your Holiday Wassail Kits - Toasting and Tasting

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Your Holiday Wassail Kits - Toasting and Tasting  Simmer down with a warm, spicy cider wassail, or enjoy a rich mulled wine wassail with spice blends from Middle English times. Contains two kits to brew 3 gallons each, both complete with spice bags for brewing.   Hand Blended and Packaged by Oliver Pluff & Co. in Charleston, South Carolina Check out our brewing tips for Cider Wassail here. Looking for a cocktail idea? Check out our brewing tips for an iced Wine Wassail cocktail here!   Contents:   Cider Spices Wassail Kit - Old English Recipe with Spice Bags Quantity: 3oz Spices - Brews 3 Gallons Contents:  3 Muslin Spice Bags with Drawstrings, Cinnamon Sticks, Cut Ginger, Ground Nutmeg For a Gallon Brew: Fill a pot with 1 gallon of fresh apple cider, or ale, or mead.  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 cider drunk as part of wassailing, an English ritual intended to ensure a good apple harvest the following year.  Historically, the drink is a mulled cider, mulled beer, or mead, made with sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg and topped with toast.  A group then sings: “Old Apple tree, old apple tree, we've come to wassail thee, To bear and to bow apples enow, Hats full, caps full, three bushel bags full, Barn floors full and a little heap under the stairs.”   Wine Spices Wassail Kit - 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.