Summer Fun for the Fourth!

Oliver Pluff Witch's Brew Cider Spices


A limited Time Offering--just in time for Halloween!

Wassail for Cider:
Fill a pot with one gallon of fresh apple cider. Add spice to cider. Simmer on low heat for 1 - 2 hours. Serve hot. You can even add spiced rum or bourbon to wet your whistle when howlin' at the moon.

Brews 1 Gallon

Ingredients: Cinnamon Sticks, Cut Ginger, Ground Nutmeg

History: Wassail (Middle English 'wæs hæl' - ‘be you healthy’) refers both to the salute 'Waes Hail' and to the drink of wassail, a hot mulled cider drunk as part of wassailing, an English ritual intended to ensure a good apple harvest the following year. Historically, the drink is a mulled cider, mulled beer, or mead, made with sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. A group then sings: “Old Apple tree, old apple tree, we've come to wassail thee, To bear and to bow apples enow, Hats full, caps full, three bushel bags full, Barn floors full and a little heap under the stairs.”