Wassail for One

Mulled wine in a mug
Jerry Slater's single-serving take on wassail includes Madeira, St. George's Spiced Pear Liqueur, allspice dram and Chardonnay. (Photo: Mme Emil via iStock)

A stiff, seasonal drink for one—perfect for recovering from holiday family gatherings. Created by Jerry Slater of H. Harper Station.


  • 1 ounce Malmsey Madeira
  • 1 ounce St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur
  • 18 ounce Allspice Dram
  • 6 ounces Chardonnay
  • 1 Demerara sugar cube


Mix Madeira, pear liqueur, allspice dram, Chardonnay and sugar cube in sauce pan. Heat until cube dissolves and mixture is warm. Pour into heat-proof glass. Grate fresh nutmeg on top. Garnish with thinly sliced pear and cinnamon stick.