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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

CLARO WITH SPICES FOR HIPPOCRAS RECIPE


Filtering Spices for Hippocras
Photo by: Lord-Williams

clear, clean, pure. [Nola/Pérez.1994:82:192]

SPICES FOR HIPPOCRAS[1] ADAPTED FROM PÉREZ' ADDITION TO NOLA ESPECIAS DE IPROCRAS[2] pp 82

Ingredients

5/12 oz cinnamon[3]
¼ oz  cloves
1/12 oz ginger
3/8 c white caster sugar
½ l white wine
½ l red wine

The Sweet Aroma and Warmth of an After Dinner Cordial
Photo by: Lord-Williams
Preparation

Grind the spices and the sugar.  Put them into an earthenware pot and add the wines. Bring to a boil. Strain through a cheesecloth until the liquid is clear. Serve warm.


[1] This is an after dinner aromatic cordial.
[2] This recipe appears to be adapted from the Muslim version brought to Spain. See hipocrás.
[3] The original recipe calls for 5 parts cinnamon, 3 parts cloves and 1 part ginger.

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