Aroniaberry Wassail

Posted by Superberries Team on 12/22/2018 to Aronia Berry Recipes

This drink comes with its own song. Wassailing is a very ancient custom. Legend has it that a beautiful Saxon girl named Rowena gave a Prince a bowl of wine, toasting him with the words 'waes hael', which means good health.  Over time a great deal of fanfare developed around drinking of wassail.  The wassail punch bowl was carried into a room, a Christmas Carol about the drink was sung, and the beverage was served.  It was another way of saying Merry Christmas to each other! The original drink made of mulled ale, curdled cream, roasted apples, eggs, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and sugar and was served on New Year's Eve but some drank Wassail on all the 12 days of Christmas!  We've simplified that recipe to include Superberries Aroniaberry Concentrate.  

Wassail Carol

Here we come a-wassailing

Among the leaves so green,
Here we come a-wassailing,
So fair to be seen:

Love and joy come to you,
And to you your wassail too,
And God bless you and send you,
A happy New Year,
And God send you,
A happy new year.

Aroniaberry Wassail Recipe

3 tablespoons of Aroniaberry Concentrate

64 ounces of water

2 1/2 cups apple juice

1/4 cup honey or sugar

3 3-inch cinnamon sticks

1 teaspoon whole allspice

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Garnish: Orange slices decorated with cloves

Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Strain punch to remove spices. Place in a punch bowl. Garnish with orange slices studded with cloves. Makes 14 6-ounce servings.