Wassial is like a beer punch. Basically, you take some nice dark ale, heat it up, and add mulling spices like cinnamon, cloves, and star anise. Occasionally, biscuits would even be floated on top of the hot liquid.
This beverage was often served during the Christmas holidays to groups of people who went “wassailing” (what we would call caroling) door-to-door.
A possett consists of dark beer whipped into egg and cream, seasoned with citrus and/or spice.
Other Beer-Driven Mixed Drinks
Jerry Thomas’s Porter Punch
- Porter (Ale)
- Cucumber (Muddled)
Made with Mexican beer, lime juice, spice, and maybe some worcestershire sauce and/or veg, the Michelada is like a Mexican lager ran into a Bloody Mary.