I was treated to a fantastic gift at the end of last year, a bottle of “Ice Cider”. I had read about it before, but never tried it, in fact, I’m pretty certain I had never seen it before, despite looking!
Wassail seems to me to vary from late December to early Feb, but I thought it was suitably cold tonight, and the moon looked so good earlier, being a lovely thin crescent, I had to have a little taste again!
Here it is in a glass, although modern, (1987!) and yes I have photographed it before, its a glass to commemorate 100 years of cider-making by Bulmers, I know they are a mass producer, but the glass is fab! Not many of these were made, and I bought this some time ago, I particularly like the way the pop works its way right down to the bottom of the glass at a very slender part. Who says business and pleasure don’t mix, I’m reading about wassail bowls and drinking! Guess I need to go and enjoy this now, so my friends, Wassail to all of you! Here’s an old Wassail chant……
Apple tree, apple tree, we all come to wassail thee,
Bear this year and next year to bloom and to blow,
Hat fulls, cap fulls, three cornered sack fills,
Hip, Hip, Hip, hurrah,
Holler boys, holler hurrah.
All the very best! Andy.