You Are What You Eat

Lemon Posset with Blueberry Gelee

Lemon Posset with Blueberry Gelee (Photo credit: onlinepastrychef)

Real beverages from the 1700s:

  • Sack Posset: Made by mixing clots of curdled milk into ale or wine
  • Egg Pop (or Egg Hot): Eggs, brandy, sugar, and ale
  • Aleberry: Ale boiled with sugar, spices, and chunks of old bread
  • Metheglin: Spiced or medicated mead (fermented honey and water)
  • Cock Ale: A mixture of chicken soup and beer
  • Whistleberry Vengeance: Old sour beer, boiled with molasses and rye bread and served hot (a specialty of Salem, Massachusetts, taverns)
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