Wassail Cup

Today’s Wassail Cup recipe is the first instalment in the Drinks Chapter and I dedicated it to all my family and friends who are super chilly in the Northern hemisphere. Here’s to you keeping warm.

Wassail Cup


6 x 600ml brown ale
450g soft brown sugar
1 large stick cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
½ tsp ground ginger
2 lemons thinly sliced
750ml medium sherry


  1. Pour 2 x 600ml ales into a large pan. Add the sugar and cinnamon and simmer gently a over low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add the spices, lemon, sherry and the remaining ale.
  3. Before serving remove the lemon slices and cinnamon stick.
  4. Garnish with roasted apple slices and fresh lemon slices.

Serve with oat biscuits.

Submitted by:  Nic Prinsloo, Clarens


6 thoughts on “Wassail Cup

  1. Certainly a very interesting drink, I can just imagine the hot fruity taste of this one. I will bookmark this one out and will try it when winter season come here down under.

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