December 12, 2015
This old English drink dates back to the middle ages. In years past it was popular in New England and the Southern states but is seldom seen today. It was often served at holidays, especially Christmas. A surprisingly good sweet, yet tart, delectable drink.
The recipe specifies using a glass or stainless steel bowl during refrigeration because they will not react with the acid in the lemon which could impart an off-flavor.
Yield: 2-4 servings
- 3/4 cup superfine sugar (regular sugar may be used but be sure to stir until dissolved)
- 3/4 cup cream sherry
- 2 tablespoons brandy or Cognac
- juice and grated rind of 1 lemon
- 1-1/2 cups lightly whipped cream
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1. In a 2 quart glass or stainless steel bowl, combine all ingredients EXCEPT whipped cream and nutmeg.
2. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours (up to 24 hours).
3. Remove from refrigerator and whisk briskly to blend ingredients thoroughly, then strain.
4. Gently fold in whipped cream, folding until evenly blended.
5. Pour into glasses and dust tops with grated nutmeg.