Wassail Wine Spices
Wassail 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. Hand blended and packaged by Oliver Pluff & Co., this spice package contains orange peel, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. Fill a pot with 1 gallon of red wine or port. Mix in package with ½ cup sugar, and simmer at low heat for 1-2 hours. Strain, then serve hot, topping each cup with a slice of toast.