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  • Serves: 11 Servings


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Category: Beverages

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 l Dry white or red wine, (1
  • -bottle)
  • 2/3 c Sugar
  • 5 Cloves garlic, crushed
  • 5 Black peppercorns, crushed
  • 1 Cinnamon stick, (3-inch)
  • 1 Piece peeled gingerroot,
  • -(1/2-inch) thinly sliced


Pour 1/2 cup wine from bottle (just enough to allow room to add the other
ingredients to bottle); reserve for another use. Gradually add sugar to
bottle through a funnel, and add cloves and remaining ingredients. Recap
bottle, and shake vigorously. Chill overnight.

Strain through a cheesecloth-lined sieve into a 2-quart pitcher. Yield:
5-1/2 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup).

Per serving: 158 Calories; 0g Fat (2% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 18g
Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 10mg Sodium

NOTES : Drink from the healer's sleeve! As legend would have it, this
beverage was once filtered through the "sleeve of Hippocrates," the
17th-century term for a conical filter that's made of linen, cotton, or
wool. Hippocrates was the famed Greek physician who probably observed that
the more you drink, the less you speak, and, so over time (or many
goblets), Hippocrates becomes "Ipocras." Inexpensive wine with the screw-on
cap is best for this sweet drink. Recipe can be doubled by starting with a
3-liter bottle, removing 1 cup of wine, and doubling the remaining

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