August 2020 Virtual A&S Activity Schedule

The Roxbury Mill August A&S lineup is as follows:

August 5 – 14th Century French Females who didn’t give a F***: Isabella of France, Jeanne de Clisson and Joanna de Flanders with Ysabeau
August 12 – Group watch of “The Little Hours”
August 19 – Building an SCA Website with Kaaren and Ela
August 26 – Hippocras History and Methodology with Aurelio*

The link to the video/chatroom for the group watch sessions will be posted in the Facebook group by 7 PM on the day of. All other A&S will be in our usual GoogleMeet room, from 7:30-9:30pm every Wednesday. To join the video meeting, click this link: Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 650-667-2697 and enter this PIN: 529 343 850#

* This will be a live brewing session. Ingredients and equipment that you will need are given below.

Hippocras: History and Methodology

Learn how to make a delicious period beverage! Hippocras is a simple drink made by steeping spices in sweetened wine, documented to the 14th Century and popular for hundreds of years. This class will go over the general recipes and methods for producing this varient of mulled wine.

I will be demonstrating as well as discussing, and you’re welcome to join! You will need the following:

– 1 large mason jar
– mortar and pestle
– funnel
– kitchen scale or measuring spoons
– bottle stopper
– coffee filters or cheesecloth

– 1 bottle of wine (I prefer a dry red like Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon)
– 1/2 tsp nutmeg
– 25 black peppercorns
– 4 cloves
– 1/4 tsp grains of paradise
– 1/2 tsp ground ginger or 1/2″ knob fresh ginger
– 1/2 tsp rosemary
– 3″ cinnamon stick
– 155g turbinado sugar

If you don’t have these exact spices, or have others you think would be tasty, feel free to substitute! At its core, this is a method more than a recipe.