Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Continuing my history of transforming winter warmers into chilly sippers, I’d like to introduce you to my friend, the Winter Wassail Spritz.
Photo by Claire Lower.
Wassail is a spiced, mulled apple cider drink that is usually served warm, and was originally consumed as part of a ritual intended to ensure that ye olde apple harvest would be plentiful. You can find bottles of pre-spiced wassail at many stores and, once purchased, you can add alcohol to them. To give this Medieval offering a fizzy, modern make-over, you will need:
- 30ml gin
- 30ml wassail (or any other spiced cider)
- Sparkling wine to top
Add gin and chilled wassail to a champagne flute and top with chilled sparkling wine.