Wassail - A traditional Christmas and New Year toast, derived from the Anglo-Saxon words for “to your health” – “waes hael”.
Wassail - Traditionally, the drink was made with a base of cider and topped with pieces of toast. In more modern times the drink, has become a spiced and very alcoholic hot beverage that was offered to visitors throughout the festive period, or in some cases taken around the community in a large wooden bowl
Wassailing - or singing carols door to door wishing good health…
Traditionally, the wassail is celebrated on the Twelfth Night (variously on either January 5 or 6). In the middle ages, the wassail was a reciprocal exchange between the feudal lords and their peasants as a form of recipient-initiated charitable giving.
This is a recipe was shared by Novice Sister Catheter of the Sacred Immaculate Ejaculate
Sister acknowledges the use of various informational sources including the InterWeb.