Wassail Wine Spices
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.
Hand Blended and Packaged in Charleston, South Carolina