Wassail

Wassail

Wassail

Wassail gets its name from the Old Norse "ves heill" and Old English "was hál," meaning "be fortunate," which is how we feel when we drink it.Ingalls Photography

Wassail gets its name from the Old Norse ves heill and Old English was hál, meaning "be fortunate," which is how we feel when we drink it. This British punch comes from a pagan rite in which revelers toasted to apple trees to ensure the harvest.