Lusciously spicy Holiday Wassail is perfect for your Christmas party. Made with apple cider, spices, and delicious Tate+Lyle® Vanilla Pure Cane Syrup, this is a party beverage worth celebrating. Brilliant!
My little Elle is getting so big, you guys. January is getting closer and closer, and with it, her first birthday. I’ve been starting to think of the holiday traditions that we’ll make a part of our annual celebrations. Now that she’s becoming more aware, it makes me more aware that before long, Eric and I will be crafting the traditions that shape holidays for her for the rest of her life.
My great aunt, Dorothy, had a wonderful tradition of making old English Wassail every Christmas. This hot mulled cider drink has been a holiday tradition in England since at least the middle ages. Made with plenty of warm spices like cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon, it’s the perfect non-alcoholic way to warm your chilled hands on a cold winter’s day. You can most certainly add in a little alcohol, but I’m sticking to kid-friendly this year.
I know from experience hosting a holiday party is a non-stop experience of cook-serve-drink-eat-clean-up. It’s never very relaxing for the host and hostess. But taking just a moment to stop and appreciate your surroundings, your guests, and a hot cup of spicy Wassail is a moment of pure holiday bliss. I decided to add a bit of lusciousness to the traditional recipe by adding Tate+Lyle® Vanilla Pure Cane Syrup to the party.
These Fairtrade Certified syrups are fantastic for every kind of drink – from hot and steamy lattes to cold, crisp cocktails, you can use Tate+Lyle® Gourmet Beverage Syrups to make each drink something truly special. I’m definitely in love with the Hazelnut Pure Cane Syrup in my cup o’ joe each morning.
Tate+Lyle® has been around since 1878, so pairing them with an old English recipe for Wassail seemed like a no-brainer. And I have to tell you, adding it to apple cider and warm winter spices is truly inspired. It adds a little depth and sweetness that I just adore. If you’re contributing to a pot-luck style holiday party, this is the perfect thing to bring.
Wassail comes together in a matter of minutes, and you can even keep it warm using a slow cooker. Add a ladle and some festive holiday paper cups and you’re the winner of the office party, with minimal effort. Not to mention, your home or office will smell absolutely amazing with the aroma of apple cider and holiday spices wafting through the air.
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I’ve decided reviving Great Aunt Dorothy’s Wassail tradition is especially important for keeping memories alive. And I think making our favorite warm holiday beverage is a great way to show her that she’s made a lasting impression. For more information and ideas you can visit Tate+Lyle® on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also go here to download a coupon for $1.50 off.
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