Hypocras

Grains of paradise, cubebs and long pepper are very difficult spices to find, so here is a modern hypocras recipe.

Total Time:
34 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
24 min

Yield:
3 1/2 bottles hypocras
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 to 4 quills cinnamon
  • 1 level tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 level tablespoon finely chopped galangal
  • 1 level teaspoon freshly and roughly ground cardamom
  • 1 level teaspoon grated mace
  • 1 level teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 6 ounces sugar
  • 3 bottles plain red wine
  • 2 wine glasses brandy
Directions

Allow the spices and sugar to infuse in the wine and brandy for 24 hours. Strain through a coffee filter and serve. The traditional Tudor accompaniment to hypocras were wafers.


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