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Celebrate the season with a warm winter cocktail inspired by a traditional English wassail punch and created by DC’s own ANXO Cider. Join special guest Tom Oliver of Oliver’s Cider and Perry and ANXO co-founder Sam Fitz as we ring in a healthy and happy new year for Peirce Orchard—and for all of us!

A wassail festival wakes up apple trees in the depths of winter and ensures a bountiful harvest in the fall. Last year the Friends of Peirce Mill hosted our first Winter Wassail. Though we can’t gather in person this year, the custom continues online.

Pick up some ANXO Cider—or have it delivered anywhere in DC. Then find a cozy spot at home—or settle in under a tree. Learn about the English tradition of Wassail, gather a few pots and pans, make some noise, and toast the New Year!

Not a Member? It’s Not Too Late!

This virtual Winter Wassail is open to all Friends of Peirce Mill members over the age of 21.

Click here to become a Friend of Peirce Mill

All Friends of Peirce Mill members will receive a link to the ZOOM meeting on Friday, January 22, at 7:00pm.

Get Yourself Some Cider!

Visit the ANXO Store for more information. Cider can be pre-ordered for pick-up or delivery.  There are several ways to participate:

Hot Mulled Cider Kit

This wassail-inspired kit is available in two sizes, and includes pommeau, local apple juice, a whistle, and a wassail song. Just follow the enclosed recipe card to enjoy this warm winter beverage at home. A non-alcoholic version is also available.

4-Pack of ANXO Cider

Hot cider not your thing? Get a 4-pack of fine ANXO Cider, featuring ANXO’s just-released Sidra Verde and Hereford Gold, a collaboration with Oliver’s Cider and Perry in Herefordshire, England. 4-pack includes:
  • Sidra Verde (release day!)
  • District Kosher
  • Grand Cru
  • Hereford Gold


Hot mulled cider kits and 4-packs are available for pick-up at either ANXO location (300 Florida Ave. NW or 711 Kennedy St. NW)


ANXO delivers anywhere in DC. Delivery orders must be $35 or more, and there is a 10% fee for delivery. To add more cider, a cheese & charcuterie board, beer, wine or cocktails to your order, click here.