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Friday, March 23, 2012

BODEGA WITH 15TH C RECIPE FOR CLAREA, A CORDIAL

Wine cellar at Eberbach Monastery
bodega, OCast apoteca (like apothecary as wine was considered therapy, not a luxury), Eng wine cellar. [Sánchez-Albornoz. 2000:115:ftn 13:119:130 etc]

SPICES FOR CLAREA, A CORDIAL, ADAPTED FROM NOLA xii-3 PIMIENTAS DE CLAREA

Ingredients

5 oz white ginger
6 oz cinnamon
1/8 oz grains of paradise
1 oz ground cloves
1/3 tsp ginger
2-4 liters white wine
1-2 lb honey

Cloudy Wine
(which is Clarea)
Photo by: Smelly Danielly

Preparation:

Grind all the spices and mix them together. For every 2 liters of wine add 1 ½ oz of spices and 1 lb of honey. Strain it several times through thick hemp, jute sack or other thick material until the liquid is clear. Chilled is refreshing in warm weather.

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