Hypocras: from the Middle Ages to the present day Hydromel et Hypocras

Hypocras: from the Middle Ages to the present day

Hypocras is a drink made from wine, honey, sometimes sugar and spices.

Often wrongly attributed to the Greek physician of ancient Hippocrates, the term hypocras appeared in the 14th century.

We find traces of wines "with spices and honey" in ancient Rome and among the Celts (from 800 BC).

There are many ways...

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Mead: simply water, honey and yeast? Hydromel et Hypocras

Mead: simply water, honey and yeast?

Mead, etymologically water and honey (ancient Greek then Latin) is one of the first alcoholic drinks made by humans.

Widespread among the ancient Greeks, then the Romans and Gauls as well as Nordic peoples such as the Vikings, the mead was supplanted around the 13th century by the hypocras.

The recipe for mead is simple:...

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