The word wassail evolves from the Anglo-Saxon term waes hael, which means be well or hale. The custom originated as a pagan agricultural festival. The wassail mixture consists of mulled ale, cider or wine with apples or eggs in it. (mdk) (for more information check out our facebook page.)
A traditional English Wassail recipe that originates from Suffolk which is a delectable hot, spiced mulled cider with sherry and port and is served with the all important baked apples. A Yorkshire version called "Lamb's Wool" is made with ale instead of cider and is served when the apples have burst, so the pulp looks like lamb's wool in the mulled ale.