Recipe by Anissa Wolf
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.
Top Review by Sydney Mike
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]
- 1 quart apple juice
- 1 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- 1 inch piece fresh ginger
- 1 -2 stick cinnamon
- 1 medium rosemary sprig
- 1⁄2 whole nutmeg, chunk
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine all ingredients in a two quart saucepan.
- Bring mixture to a boil.
- Simmer mixture until it is reduced by half.
- 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.).
- Mix the resultant syrup with water, to taste.