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Thread #116913   Message #2513825
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
12-Dec-08 - 05:21 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Stupid Question but what is Wassail
Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Question but what is Wassail
It can be mulled wine or hot, spiced beer or cider (that's the alcoholic stuff, not apple juice), or a spiced punch. It doesn't even have to be alcoholic - although that is probably the original content of choice.

The sentiment (do I mean that? I don't think that's the right word but I'm bereft of the correct one just now) is that of sharing, whether that's the drink, the company or a blessing is up to the individuals taking part.