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Holiday Beverages

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:24 am

From: Jingles (Original Message)Sent: 8/29/2004 12:09 PM



Winter Wassail Recipe


Wassail comes from the Anglo-Saxon toast "waes hael" or be whole". The first carols were Yuletide drinking songs and singers caroled their neighbourhoods carrying their wassail bowls with them.

  • 1 gallon (4.5 L) apple cider
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) whole cloves
  • 1 tbsp. (15 ml) whole allspice
  • 4 cinnamon sticks 2" long
  • 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) mace
  • 1/4 tsp. (1 ml) powdered ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. (1 ml) grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. (1 ml) salt
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar (200 ml)
  • 1 pint gin or vodka (0.56 L) - this is optional
  • 2 lemons, sliced thin, seeds removed
  • 3 oranges, sliced thin, seeds removed



  1. Pour cider into large kettle, add spices and salt. Bring to a hard boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes
  2. Remove from stove, add sugar to taste, if needed.
  3. Cool. Strain wassail. Keep in a cool place till ready to use, but it is not necessary to refrigerate.
  4. To prepare a wassail bowl: Use a heavy china bowl, a crock pot or a punch bowl.
  5. Heat it over a large kettle of boiling water. Add lemon and orange slices.
  6. When warm, add gin or vodka and let it heat, but do not boil or spirits will evaporate. Remove from heat.
  7. Pour in the boiling wassail. If possible keep the bowl hot over a candle or alcohol burner. Ladle into punch cups and serve.

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Re: Holiday Beverages

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:02 am

From: ~Pixie (Original Message)Sent: 7/7/2004 10:50 AM

Christmas Cubes


Ingredients
Christmas Cubes
Materials:
green food coloring
water
maraschino cherries
ice cube tray
Directions:
Add green food coloring to water and fill up your ice cube trays. Add a maraschino cherry to each well and freeze. Use to dress up holiday drinks, like the kids' juice or sodas or adults' sparkling water.


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Re: Holiday Beverages

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:06 am

From: ~Pixie (Original Message)Sent: 7/7/2004 9:05 AM
Washington Punch for 12 People
http://www.foodreference.com/html/washingtonpunchr1.html


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