To make good fine ypocras
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Een notabel boecxken van cokeryen (Netherlands, ca. 1510 - C. van Tets, trans.), entitled "To make good fine ypocras". [insert a brief description of dish here, possibly including any or all of the following: characteristics of the final dish, when or how it might have been served, and why you selected it]

The Source Recipe
The original text of the recipe is as follows:

To make good fine ypocras. Take a stoop and a half of red wine; hereto put the same amount of spring water. Set this on the fire and let it boil with an ounce of turnsole until the turnsole has given up its colour. Then set it off the fire and squeeze the turnsole out with the hands. Then take four ounces of skimmed and purified honey. Then mix therein cinnamon three ounces and a half, white ginger a drachm, grains of paradise, cloves, coriander, each eight grains. Then pour it all together through the sack as above.

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