Mix the remaining ingredients in your serving bowl. Float the apples. Serve.
When Puck talks about appearing as a roasted crab in Midsummer's Night Dream Act II, Scene 1, he's talking about the roasted crab apples floating in a wassail bowl:
And sometime lurk I in a gossip's bowl
In very likeness of a roasted crab,
And when she drinks, against her lips I bob,
And on her withered dewlap pour the ale.
You could always float a few slices of toast with the apples. This, the most prized part of the beverage, is the origin of the phrase drinking a toast.
First served: Imbolc 1995
Last modified: © February 1995