Recipe courtesy of Ivan Day


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


  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.