Alternatives and Variations
If the sauce poivrade is being served with game, a teaspoon or two (5 to 10 milliliters) of good marc added near the end will give the sauce a pleasant gamy flavor. Adding 10 crushed juniper berries at the same time as the peppercorns or 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) good gin will also contribute gamy nuances to the sauce. (Purists may argue that such a sauce is now a Moscovite, just without the raisins.) Unthickened versions can be presented as gels served on the bottom of the plate and, chopped, around the food.