Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 4 hrs

Hippocras is a medieval spiced drink traditionally made with wine, but the Society for Creative Anachronism feast we attended served this non-alcoholic version of it. I imagine would be as delicious hot as it was cold! A yummy and unique alternative to iced tea or mulled cider.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in a two quart saucepan.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil.
  3. Simmer mixture until it is reduced by half.
  4. Strain mixture through fine sieve or cheesecloth to remove spice pieces. (Alternately, you might put all the spices into a cheesecloth or muslin spice bag at the start.).
  5. Mix the resultant syrup with water, to taste.
Most Helpful

I always enjoy making a recipe that has some real history to it, & then, when the result tastes as good as this drink does, that's an additional bonus! We had it ice cold, & it was a wonderful change from our usual lemonade & Southern-sweet ice tea! Definitely a winner! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in Zaar Cookbook Tag]

Sydney Mike June 12, 2011

This is an awesome drink. I served it both ways over the course of the afternoon, it was wonderful warm but I prefered the iced version. This is truly a taste experience. I really enjoyed the flavor produced by the different spices and the rosemary, they blended perfectly with the apple juice. A unique, sweet, spicy, refreshing drink that shouldn't be missed. Thanks very much for sharing Anissa. Into my keeper box this goes.

Baby Kato November 12, 2008