Wassail! wassail! all over the town,
Our toast it is white and our ale it is brown;
Our bowl it is made of the white maple tree;
With the wassailing bowl, we'll drink to thee.
Note: Wassail will keep nicely in the refrigrator for a week or two, but if you leave the spices in it, they will continue to steep and make the brew bitter. If you're not going to be consuming the whole batch immediately, you can tie up the cinnamon, etc. in cheesecloth for easy removal, or you can strain them out before storage.
About 1 1/2 gallons.