Elizabethan Posset (download printable PDF)

Hidalgo is recommended for the sherry. Sandamans is recommended for the Madeira. Fladgate is recommended for the tawny port.


10 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups milk
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups sherry or Madeira or tawny port


measuring cup
measuring spoons
mixing bowl
electric mixer
flour sifter
cookpot or microwave-safe bowl

Heat water in a tea kettle and pour it into the mugs to warm them. In a mixing bowl beat the eggs until they are frothy. Heat the milk in a cookpot on the stove over low heat or in a microwave-safe bowl in a microwave oven. Beat the wine into the egg mixture. Sift the sugar, salt, and nutmeg into the hot milk. Pour the milk into the egg mixture and briskly beat the mixture. Makes 8 to 10 drinks.