Thomasville Scene December 2018 - January 2019 - Page 76

| drinks | Serve up warmth P for the holidays eople often associate holi- day imbibing with eggnog, but many other beverages can be enjoyed this time of year. Wassail is a hot, mulled cider that was traditionally con- sumed while wassailing, a ritual of Me- dieval English Christmas and Twelfth Night celebrations. A warm beverage and caroling go hand-in-hand. Wassail can be made in many dif- ferent ways, depending on one’s tastes. But cider is an integral ingredient in most wassail recipes. Home cocktail creators can use this basic recipe and modify as they see fit. Wassail is traditionally served out of a communal punch bowl, but can also be presented in individual mugs garnished with cinnamon sticks. 76 December 2018 - January 2019 Thomasville Scene