10 Medieval Drinks That Became Modern

10. Brandy

This was first known as aquae vitae and got its name from the Dutch for “burnt (distilled) wine”. There were many variations among countries – such as gin, vodka, and juniper, or water of gold. Brandy was considered medicine to prolong health, revive spirit, and preserve youth. Since people have never followed instructions, brandy soon lost its magic as medicine and became a regular beverage and used as basis to strengthen other forthcoming liquors.

Closest brandy to that time: Premium Orange Brandy Essence .

This is a medieval-style essence sold for you to make your own brandy – with a press and some in-handy ingredients.

Other drinks that the medievals consumed? Plague-water and cock-ales.

If you think that sounds awful/funny/interesting, think about what medieval people might think about our beer – to them, it would taste way too strong, too carbonated, and too bitter!

But, in case you would like to create your very own cock-ales or experiment with your healthy batch of plague-water, I pasted the link to Gode Cookery 👉 Yer Gode Cookery Guide to Medieval Goodness

Also, who wouldn’t love this extremely practical beer-holder to drink away while holding off the crazy drunk people at a party?

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