Soul Warming Cider

(2 customer reviews)

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Description

This is based off an age old recipe of wassail punch. It is a  hearty and crisp cider base, mulled with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and star anise. A splash of zesty orange is added to accentuate the crisp clean taste of the apple. The warmth comes from a small splash of brandy to shake off the brisk autumn chill! 


Undiluted concentrated flavoring.

This is a one shot. Median use recommended at 14%

We cannot accept returns or exchanges on flavoring

 

Wassail is a hot, mulled punch often associated with Yuletide drink from a ‘wassailing bowl’. The earliest versions were warmed mead – wine brewed with honey – into which roasted crab apples were dropped and burst to create a drink called ‘lambswool’ drunk on Lammas day, still known in Shakespeare’s time. Later, the drink evolved to become a mulled cider made with sugar, cinnamon, ginger and cardamom, topped with slices of toast as sops and drunk from a large communal bowl. Modern recipes begin with a base of wine, fruit juice or mulled ale, sometimes with brandy or sherry added, apples or oranges are often added to the mix and some recipes also call for beaten eggs to be tempered into the drink. Great bowls turned from wood, pottery or tin often had many handles for shared drinking and highly decorated lids; antique examples can still be found in traditional pubs. Hence the first stanza of the traditional carol the Gloucestershire Wassail dating back to the Middle Ages.

Additional information

Weight .05 oz
Dimensions 2 × 2 × 4 in
Bottle Size

30 ml, 60 ml, 120 ml

2 reviews for Soul Warming Cider

  1. James Hicks (verified owner)

    This is an amazing cider, but it is a little weak on the apple at 20%. I boosted it with 2% VSO Apple, and it was perfect! Sweet and well seasoned, with a nice warm sensation that reminded me of sipping mulled cider around a crackling campfire on Halloween night.

  2. SessionDrummer

    **Soul Warming Cider (VSO) 14% (12-12-21)** — Every once in a while, just ONCE in a while, a flavor turns out to be EXACTLY what the MFG claims. This one was billed as ….

    *This is based off an age old recipe of wassail punch. It is a hearty and crisp cider base, mulled with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and star anise. A splash of zesty orange is added to accentuate the crisp clean taste of the apple. The warmth comes from a small splash of brandy to shake off the brisk autumn chill!*

    …. and that is EXACTLY what I got, to the T. Now not being overly familiar with [Wassail Punch](https://www.cookingclassy.com/wassail/), I researched it, and indeed, it is/was much much more, than just an apple cider. Now compared to VSO’s Apple Cider, this one was much richer, involved, and deliciously complicated. Overall, the apple profile(s) were somewhat reduced, BUT, only because they were sharing the stage with a delicious orange, and a handful of spices. Now, the spices were not face slamming in any way, and were perfectly paired with the apple and oranges. With the orange added in, it had an interesting “rich-ening” effect, and really fattened out the entire profile, giving it much more weight. Not that VSO’s regular Apple Cider was inferior, because it wasn’t, but I think I preferred this one, over it. Just a perfect Holiday experience to be had. Felt super fine @ 14%, nothing off-putting, and the spice level was JUST high enough, but not overbearing in the mix. All in, this one was really good, and I could find no faults with it. It was an interestingly different take on a “cider” for me, and was craftily done at that. Easily **9.9/10**.

    https://forum.e-liquid-recipes.com/t/vso-one-shots-tests-by-sessiondrummer/246956

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