Lambswool - Food and Drink

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Food and Drink

Lambswool is a traditional Irish Halloween drink. Various recipes exist. The basis of the potion are roasted, crushed apples, which are added to milk, hot spiced ale, cider, and/or wine. Sugar is added as desired. Bits of toast may be added to the drink, too.

The name “Lambswool” is believed to be a corruption of the Irish Gaelic La Mas Nbhal or “Feast of apple gathering.” Pronounced “Lammas-ool,” it eventually evolved into “lambs wool.”

See also Beltane Caudle.