The ceremonial Christmas drink in England was once lamb's wool: a mixture of hot ale, sugar, spices, eggs and roasted apples. Thick cream was sometimes added. It was served in a wassail bowl with pieces of toast floated on top. Hence, the origin of the drinking toast.
- The Reader's Digest Book of Christmas ©1973
Sunday, March 24, 2019
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