Hypocras Spice Blend, Medieval Wine Spices, Hypocras Spices, and Recipe for Making Medieval Drink, Spice Blend for Red Wine, Red Wine Spices


Hypocras Spice Blend, Medieval Wine Spices, Hypocras Spices, and Recipe for Making Medieval Drink, Spice Blend for Red Wine, Red Wine Spices

What is it?

"Hypocras" is the name of a recipe for a Medieval spice blend used to make wine taste wonderful! This blend was added with sugar to (usually) red wine, and allowed to sit for a few hours. Then decanted. The result is a wonderful cordial type of drink.


Have you ever received a bottle of wine and opened it to realize it really isn't to your taste? Well this is for you!

Medieval people often used spices and sugar in wine. Their wine was quite different from ours, not as aged and not of course they didn't have climate control. They tended to drink things young, and often quite acidic. A favorite way to enjoy wine back then was to pour a good measure into a vessel, and add a fair amount of sugar or honey to it, then add spices! After a few hours, they would decant the wine from the spices and drink it - and it was wonderful!

This works the same way - if you have an inexpensive bottle you bought yourself, or received a bottle as a gift that isn't to your taste, don't throw it away! Pour it into a jar, and add some of this mix along with some sugar or honey and let it sit for 5 or 6 hours, shaking occasionally. After 6 hours, decant it into another container and enjoy! You'll be amazed at how different it tastes! It becomes almost like brandy, or liqueur...

What you get

This listing is for 1 ounce of premade Hypocras spices, and a fun history sheet explaining what it is, and how to use it. This packet is enough to turn several bottles of wine into delicious Hypocras! Simply add your own sugar or honey to taste (instructions included).

Ingredients: Organic Cinnamon, Organic Galangal, Organic Nutmeg, Organic Ginger Root and Organic Grains of Paradise.

Please treat alcohol with respect and drink responsibly.

This listing is for 1 package of spices and accompanying historical information and recipe sheet.

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