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Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

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Wassail, a hot mulled punch usually made with cider and sometimes with ale, has been part of British Christmastime festivities for hundreds of years. In the eighteenth century, it was the custom to invite friends and neighbors to play cards and to enjoy dinner together on Twelfth Night. The wassail bowl, full of roasted apples in sweet spiced cider or ale, was brought in at the end of the evening. First, each person scooped out an apple and ate it, and then the bowl was passed around the ro