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Posset

Although the full recipe takes a couple of hours, this classic drink is accomplished in a crockpot, so it’s basically a set-it-and-forget-it type of recipe. Get a batch started before friends arrive, then spoon into coffee mugs.

“We use an IPA as the beer base,” says Mike Bohn of New York City’s Olmsted, “which gives the drink a contrasting freshness from the hops and citrus, plus a little porter thrown in to add some coffee richness.”

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Mace
  • 15 Allspice berries
  • 1 tsp Whole cloves
  • 1 tsp Grated fresh cinnamon
  • 16 oz Heavy cream
  • 4 Eggs
  • 6 oz Sugar
  • 24 oz India pale ale
  • 8 oz Porter
  • 3 oz Strega liqueur
  • 1 oz Allspice dram
  • 1 oz Velvet falernum
  • Garnish: Grated nutmeg

Steps

  1. Place the mace, allspice berries, cloves and cinnamon on top of a square of cheesecloth, and use kitchen twine to tie tightly into a spice sachet.

  2. Turn a crockpot on high. Add the cream and eggs, and whisk until homogenized. Once warm, whisk in the sugar until dissolved, then add the beers, liquors and spice sachet. Continue to cook on high for 2 hours, until the mixture forms what is essentially a cooked layer of egg and curd on top. Turn temperature down to warm until you’re ready to serve.

  3. To serve, whisk into fine curds, then spoon into coffee mugs. Grate fresh nutmeg on top to garnish.