• Tudor England
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By Crusader1307

Hippocras was a form of of ''Spiced Wine'' which although can trace it's origins to 5ht Century BC Greece, would become popular during The Reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Fermented wine (normally from darker colored species), was mixed with sugar and cinnamon along with several other spices. The formulation was then place into a cloth sack and allowed to ''drip'' (strain) for one day in a cool dry location. The fluid was collected in a barrel, which was then tapped (later) to drink. More common among Nobility, in addition to England – Hippocras was popular in Spain and France as well.