From holiday punch to wassail, we have tasty recipes to wet your whistle! Invite your friends and family to share these fragrant and memorable brews.
For centuries, going back to Anglo-Saxon times, holiday revelers have wished each other, “Wes ha!”—Be Whole!—while sharing this drink. Wassail traditionally contained roasted apples, which would sell up and burst apart in the hot punch, giving it the name Lamb's Wool.
Even children will enjoy this spicy punch, which you can adopt as you wish. Taste as you go, adjusting the sugar, to find a mixture you especially like.
Chill all the ingredients before making this festive punch recipe. If you prefer, use unsweetened cranberry/raspberry juice and sweeten to taste with superfine sugar.
Hot cider fills the house with a delicious fragrance. Make it for brunch or just to have throughout a holiday.
This creates a delightful aroma. Use burgundy or any other full-bodied wine.
We get the word nog from noggin, a small, wooden cup that English tavern-owners used for serving drinks. Once you taste homemade eggnog, you'll never again settle for the variety sold in cartons.
We think you'l see why George's eggnog really packs a punch!
If you prefer, substitute ginger ale for the champagne.