This wassail recipe has to be one of my favorite treats at Christmas. It’s also easy-peasy and healthy to boot! Read on for the best wassail recipe ever.
Here we come a-wassailing among the leaves so green;
Here we come a-wandering, so fair to be seen.
Love and joy come to you, and to you our wassail, too.
And God bless you and send you a Happy New Year
And send you a Happy New Year!
This Christmas song is one of my favorites, as is the lovely drink it promotes 😉
I tried to research a little about what a-Wassailing means… it seems to have a very interesting history. For one, when I searched for an image of wassail, a picture of a bird came up (a wassail is a bird, I guess?). Makes sense, because caroling and birds go hand in hand. Then I read that wassailing means to sing and carol. I also read that it specifically refers to drinking this traditional beverage… which was often alcoholic I am sorry to say.
Whatever wassailing means, it has a very nice ring to it! My mom (or MaMaw, as she is referred to by the grandkids) has made this traditionally every year for a long time now. This recipe is, of course, NON ALCOHOLIC and tastes like Christmas in a cup!
Just throw the ingredients for this wassail recipe together in a big pot or teapot and let it simmer – that’s it! No further prep needed! The *perfect* healthy alternative to hot cocoa, and it tastes just as good! There is no sugar needed in this recipe – the juice naturally provides the perfect amount of sweetness. The ultimate companion to caroling by the fire or watching your favorite Christmas movie.
Now, the wassail recipe!
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WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CHRISTMAS RECIPE? I’D LOVE TO HEAR!