The Latin name translates roughly as "spiced". Recipes for conditum viatorium (traveler's spiced wine) and conditum paradoxum (surprise spiced wine) are found in De re coquinaria. This conditum paradoxum includes wine, honey, pepper, mastic, laurel, saffron, date seeds and dates soaked in wine.
A 10th-century redaction of an earlier Greek Byzantine agricultural work brings down the relative portions of each ingredient:
- Conditum Paradoxum – recipe in Latin and German, read on February 03, 2012
- Buber, Salomon (1949). Pesikta de-Rav Kahana. New York: Mekitze Nirdamim. p. 102b (Baḥodesh ha-shelishi)., cf. Jerusalem Talmud (Terumot 8:3 [42a], Solomon Sirilio's commentary there, s.v. קונדיטון) and Jerusalem Talmud (Avodah Zarah 2:3 [11b]
- Geoponika - Agricultural Pursuits. 1. Translated by Owen, T. London: University of Oxford. 1805., p. 260