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Posset pot

A posset was made from hot milk curdled with wine or ale and added spices such as ginger and cinnamon and was a popular cure for colds and flu from the middle ages to the 19th century. This 17th century delft pottery container is known as a posset pot and was specially made for the drink which could be sucked through the spout or spooned out if thickened with breadcrumbs.