Wassail is a hot mulled wine or mulled cider, drunk as part of wassailing, an English ritual intended to ensure a good apple harvest the following year.
Wassail began as a spiced wine that resembled Roman recipes that survived the Middle Ages. It was a libation for the wealthy who could import the wine, fruit, sugar and spices of ginger, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. When ale rand cider replaced the wine, wassail recipes varied according to means of each family.
This wine wassail spice from the Oliver Pluff & Co. contains Orange Peel, Cinnamon, Ginger, Allspice and Cloves.