Sam Jones/Quinn Brein
Serves 8 to 12.
5 to 6 large baking apples, peeled and cored
1 cup sugar
2 quarts beer or ale
2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half, or 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
zest of 1 lemon
1-1/2 cups sherry or sweet red wine
Thank you so much for publishing this recipe; it's the first one for Wassail that actually tasted like the ones I used to drink at UK Christmas markets!
The only difference I made was to use dry red wine as I'm not such a fan of very sweet drinks, and it was perfect.
What? No cloves? I have an old recipe that is alcohol free that we've been making in our family for over 50 years.
From what I've researched, Toast was floated on top of the wassail, this is what gave the appearance of lamb's wool.