Sack Posset (warm Sherry Drink)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe is not for the cholesterol conscious nor if you are sugar intolerant but it is oh so good- Think of it as amedicinal nightcap - Good night Irene. Wonderful on a cold winter night. Because you bring the sherry to a boil most of the alcohol has burned off so it is not a high alcohol drink.


  1. Put the sherry, sugar& nutmeg into a saucepan, bring to a boil and stir until the sugar melts In another saucepan scald the milk (watch you do not scorch the milk).
  2. Put the egg yolks into a bowl and beat about 1/2 cup of the milk into them, then slowly add the rest of the scolded milk beating all the time Return mixture to the saucepan, mediem-low heat and cook until the mixture coats the back of a metal spoon Gradually add the sherry mixture, mix well but do not beat.
  3. Heat through, remove nutmeg& serve.

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