Hypocras making kit

A drink by any other name....would still be delicious!

Called variously  vpocrate, ipocras, ipocrist, hipocras, ippocras, hvpocras, and hvppocras, Hypocras, by any of its many different spellings, is a beverage made of wine and a mixture of spices. Wine, sweetener, cinnamon and ginger are necessary, but other spices and the amount used are highly variable. Early recipes are the simplest, and usually call for a mix of sugar, cinnamon, ginger, clove and grains of paradise or other pepper to be infused into the wine. 

Hypocras was enjoyed as a digestive, usually drunk after dinner with wafres and sweets.

Our kit produces a lovely, sweet and spicy Hypocras, but we encourage you have a look at the period recipes provided and experiment by adding other ingredients to produce your own signature beverage!

You provide the wine, kit contains enough spices to make 1-3 bottles of Hypocras (we recommend 2)

Included are:

  • 1 sugar cone
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Dried ginger root
  • Whole cloves
  • Whole cubebs
  • leaflet containing the history, recipes and directions for making your own Hypocras.


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  • Model: SL-HK01
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8lbs

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 15 December, 2010.