This was a good pantry clearer. I had plenty of leftover cider from the wassail and it was good to kill the gold rum bottle, too. The drink was nice: a little tart. I quite like that but my wife would have preferred something more appley.
Bitters of the Month
I tried this Old-Fashioned recipe from Cook In/Dine Out as it incorporated Whiskey Barrel-Aged Bitters. It was also an unusual recipe for the fact that it was stirred in a mixing glass with syrup rather than prepared in the glass with sugar. It's a perfectly nice drink with a mintiness from the bitters.