Wassail Your Way to Warmth with Two Winter Drink Recipes
There’s nothing like a hot drink to warm your hands and heart after weathering winter’s chill. This season, our thoughtful beverage gurus have created a few drinks to do just that, providing holiday cheers for young and old. As a gift to you, we’re sharing a few recipes from our current drink specials list, in both spirited and non-alcoholic versions.
These holiday drink recipes are ideal for hosting get-togethers. Save time by preparing batches of the ingredients early on and storing them in the refrigerator, then whipping up individual drinks as you’re ready.
This traditional English beverage combines mulled cider with ale. Its name comes from the custom of “wassailing” through the streets at Christmastime, signing and drinking to the health of the apple trees.
1 quart apple cider
2 sticks cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp grated nutmeg
4 whole cloves
1 orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
Combine all ingredients in a pot on the stove, and simmer on low for 1 hour. Once your mulled cider is ready, strain or ladle 1 cup into a glass, add 4 oz of Oatmeal Stout and ½ oz of rum. Or, serve on its own as a delicious spiced cider. Enjoy warm!
This drink mixes a seasonal classic with Oregon’s own Rogue Dark Rum, distilled by Rogue Spirits in Newport.
½ cup softened butter
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
Blend all ingredients and refrigerate to harden. To make one drink, add 2 scoops of batter to a mug, top with 2oz Rogue Dark Rum, fill with hot water and stir. For a non-alcoholic version, top batter with warm milk. Garnish with a cinnamon stick for extra merriment!
Raise your warm, full glasses and cheer to the holiday season! Remember to swing by and grab beer to go for Wassail at home, or to enjoy on its own. All of us here at Standing Stone wish you happy holidays, and encourage you to celebrate responsibly.