Recipe courtesy of Ivan Day


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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 34 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 24 min
  • Yield: 3 1/2 bottles hypocras
Grains of paradise, cubebs and long pepper are very difficult spices to find, so here is a modern hypocras recipe.



  1. 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.