Hippocras

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Hippocras is a alcoholic drink in Westeros. Hippocras is likely made from wine mixed with sugar and spices, most notably cinnamon, and possibly heated. Highgarden produces a fine sweet hippocras.[1]

History

It was King Viserys I Targaryen’s custom to take a cup of hippocras at the hour of the bat.[2]

Ser Duncan the Tall drank hippocras during the wedding tourney at Whitewalls.[3]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Lord Roose Bolton drinks hippocras when he hosts Ser Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth at Harrenhal.[4] Roose sips hippocras prior to the Red Wedding.[5]

A Feast For Crows

Queen Cersei Lannister has Falyse Stokeworth and her husband, Ser Balman Byrch, as guests for dinner. By the time she joins them in her solar a flagon of hippocras is already half empty.[6] Cersei and Taena Merryweather celebrate with hippocras after the queen comes to an arrangement with the High Sparrow.[7]

A Dance with Dragons

Lord Wyman Manderly brings casks of hippocras with him from White Harbor to Barrowton.[8]

Quotes

A man may prefer the taste of hippocras, yet if you set a tankard of ale before him, he will quaff it quick enough.[9]
- thoughts of Cersei Lannister


I could have hired a Faceless Man to kill Bronn for half of what I've spent on hippocras.[6]
- thoughts of Cersei Lannister regarding the drinking of Falyse Stokeworth and Balman Byrch


To the fervor of the Warrior's Sons and the brilliance of the Queen Regent. To Cersei, the First in Her Name!
- Taena Merryweather toasting Cersei Lannister

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