Homemade tinctures are bitter and sweet. The basic method of preparing homemade tinctures is quite simple. The ingredients are placed in an alcohol base and incubated for a long time for the extraction of aromatic components. This process can take several weeks or even months, depending on the raw materials used..
Home tinctures, method of preparation, recipes for bitter and sweet home tinctures on fruits, berries, herbs, leaves, fruits and roots of plants.
Bitter home tinctures are prepared by cold infusion of herbs, leaves, fruits and roots of medicinal and aromatic plants. Fresh or dried plants are kept in an alcohol solution until all the essential oils and biologically active substances from the raw materials dissolve in alcohol..
and insist a few days. Anise seeds contain an essential oil that improves digestion and has a disinfecting effect..
1 liter of vodka, 200 g of barberry leaves. The crushed dried leaves of barberry are placed in a bottle, filled with vodka, corked and kept at room temperature for a week. Then drain the tincture, filter well. Use in small quantities. Barberry home tinctures have pronounced medicinal qualities. In folk medicine, this tincture is used for uterine bleeding. Take 30 drops 3 times a day for 3 weeks.
1 liter of vodka, 200 g of propolis, birch sap to taste. Grind propolis, pour into a bottle, pour vodka, shake for half an hour. Then insist 3 days, periodically shaking. Before use, dilute the tincture with birch sap.
To prepare lingonberry tincture, one should take ripe lingonberry, fill it with 1/2 quarter bottle, add water and let it brew for 2-3 months in a warm place, and then tint with cranberry juice or cochineal infusion.
250 ml of cherry juice, 250 ml of boiled water, 500 ml of vodka; for cherry juice: 1 kg of cherries and 700 g of sugar. Put washed cherries without stalks in a bottle with a wide throat, pour sugar up to the neck, cover with gauze, tie and place in the sun for 30-40 days. The resulting cherry juice mixed with boiled water and vodka.
Homemade tinctures on cherry stalks.
500 g of cherry stalks, 200 g of sugar, 2 l of vodka. Rinse the cherry stalks, dry, pour into a wide-necked bottle, add sugar, shake, tie the bottle with gauze and keep it in the room for 30 days. After that pour vodka into the bottle, leave for 2 days and strain through cheesecloth.
1 grapefruit, 500 ml of vodka or alcohol. Peel the grapefruit, cut the peel and pulp. Then put it all in a vessel and pour vodka or alcohol. Put insist. The longer, the better the drink. Strain, filter and seal in bottles.
Homemade Walnut Tinctures.
500 ml of vodka, 400 g of young walnuts, 1 tbsp. l honey. Finely chop the nuts and insist on them vodka for a month. Add honey before use..
Rinse galangal roots thoroughly rinse and dry. Then boil, strain the broth, cool and dilute with alcohol to a strength of 30-40 degrees, or put 2-3 roots in a bottle, pour vodka and infuse for 10-15 days.
6 tbsp. l dried tangerine peel, 750 ml of vodka. Dry the peel of tangerines, chop, pour vodka and insist for a week. Refrigerate before use.
1.25 g of bitter almond oil, 500 ml of sugar syrup, 4-5 l of vodka. Mix vodka with sugar syrup and almond oil.
80-100 g of crushed lemon peel, 10 g of table salt, 5-6 peas of allspice black pepper, 1 liter of strong vodka. Pour the ingredients into the bottle and pour vodka. Insist 6 weeks, occasionally shaking the contents. Then strain, filter through a cloth filter and store in tightly closed bottles.
Mountain ash tincture.
Select large berries of the mountain ash collected after frost, separate from the stems, rinse in cold water and dry. Then sprinkle on a baking sheet and dry slightly in the oven. Pour the berries into the bottle, filling in 2/3 of the volume, and pour strong, purified vodka. Insist for up to 3 weeks in a warm place, periodically shaking the contents, then strain, filter and store in closed bottles.
Homemade pepper tinctures.
20 g of black pepper, 3-5 g of allspice, 2-3 drops of cardamom oil, 1 liter of purified vodka. Add all other ingredients to vodka. Insist for 2 weeks, then strain and filter.
100 g of anise seeds, 30 g of sugar, fresh tops of young wormwood, 1 liter of strong vodka. In the bottle, put the tops of the wormwood, filling 1/4 of the volume, add the seeds of anise and pour strong vodka. Insist for 2-3 weeks in a warm place. Then strain and sweeten if desired.
3-4 cloves of garlic, 1.5-2 g ground pepper, 10 g table salt, 4-5 g crushed bay leaves, 30 g sugar, 1 liter of purified vodka. Chop the garlic, add ground pepper, salt, sugar and bay leaf. Pour all the vodka and insist 4-5 days, shaking daily. Then filter through a cloth filter.
1 liter of strong vodka, 30-40 g of juniper berries, 2 g of black pepper, 50 g of dill seeds, 10-12 g of table salt, 40 g of horseradish. Pour all the ingredients with vodka. Insist for two weeks in a warm place, periodically shaking the contents. Then strain and filter.
Put well washed young leaves and buds of black currant into the bottle about 1/4 of its volume, pour vodka and insist 3-4 weeks. Strain, filter and store in closed bottles.
100 g horseradish root, 2 sweet bell peppers, 1 slightly hot pepper, 1 liter of vodka. Wash the horseradish root with a brush and cut into medium sized straws. Pepper and cut into thin circles. Pepper seeds should not be thrown away, but put together with horseradish and pepper in a glass jar and pour vodka. Put in a dark cool place. After 2 weeks, drain, strain and pour into a bottle. Drink heavily chilled. It is an appetizing stimulant that helps with colds..
1 cup apricots, 500 ml of vodka. Take out and break a few seeds, leave the remaining apricots intact. Pour vodka and put for 1 month in a warm dark place to insist.
Orange Home Tinctures.
Peel 4-5 oranges, 1 liter of water, refined sugar to taste, 2 liters of vodka. Boil the syrup from sugar and water, cool and mix with vodka. Pour into a bottle and add chopped orange peel. Put for 3-4 days in a warm, shaded place. Then filter and bottle.
4-6 g of cloves, 1 l of vodka, 1 l of water, 400-600 g of sugar. Pour cloves with vodka, insist in a warm place for several days, strain, add boiled water, sugar and stir
until completely dissolved.
1 kg of gooseberries, 1 liter of vodka, 1 liter of boiled water, sugar to taste. Gooseberry berries pour vodka and boiled water. Keep, stirring, in the sun for 2 weeks until the berries come up. Strain, add sugar to taste. Again put in the sun for a day, then – in the refrigerator for 10 days. Strain again, pour into bottles. Cork and keep in the cold. You can drink in 3 weeks.
4-6 g of cardamom seeds, 1 l of vodka, 1 l of water, 400-600 g of sugar. Pour the cardamom seeds with vodka, insist in a warm place for several days, strain, add boiled water, sugar and stir until it is completely dissolved.
1 cup cranberries, 1 cup sugar, 500 ml vodka. Grind cranberries with sugar, pour vodka. Insist 2 weeks (more is possible: the longer it costs, the tastier). Strain.
Pass the berries of sea buckthorn through a meat grinder (you can use the cake remaining from the preparation of sea buckthorn juice), pour vodka or alcohol diluted with water. Vodka should cover the raw materials, but not by much. Insist 3-4 weeks (it can be longer), strain, squeeze, filter through a four-fold cloth and sweeten with sugar syrup (1.5 cups of sugar per 1 cup of water).
100 g of peppermint, 40 g of dill seeds, 12-15 g of juniper berries, 3-5 g of cinnamon, 1 l of vodka, sugar syrup. Pour all the ingredients with vodka and insist 2 weeks. Then strain and sweeten to taste with sugar syrup..
Mountain ash tincture with honey.
1 cup mountain ash, 500 ml of vodka, 1 tbsp. l honey, about 1 tbsp. l oak bast. Select rowan berries with vodka. Add honey and oak bast (part of the bark that is adjacent to the wood). To do this, just cut and peel one twig. Tightly close and insist for several months.
4-6 g of caraway seeds, 1 liter of vodka, 1 liter of water, 400-600 g of sugar. Pour seeds of caraway seeds with vodka, insist in a warm place for several days, strain, add boiled water and sugar, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved.
Herbal Home Tinctures.
1/2 tbsp. l oak bark, 1/2 tbsp. l dried seeds or greens of coriander, 1/2 tbsp. l thyme, 5 blade of grass bison, 5 blade of lemon balm, 500 ml of vodka, 2 tbsp. l honey. Pour honey with vodka and mix well. Pour into a bottle and add all the ingredients there. Cork the bottle well, keep it in a cool place for 2-3 months. After this, strain the contents through cheesecloth and pour into another bottle. Cork and refrigerate.
5 g of cinnamon, cloves, saffron, 10 g of nutmeg, 20 g of vanilla, 500 ml of vodka, 2 cups of sugar. Vodka for 2 weeks, insist on spices, shaking daily. Then strain and boil with sugar. Filter through linen or cotton.
100 g of acacia flowers, 300 g of sugar, 750 ml of alcohol. 100 g of acacia flowers that have just blossomed, sprinkle with sugar. Cover with a napkin, put in a cool place for a day. Then put everything in a sieve and rinse through it with 2 cups of clean water, then add 3 cups of alcohol to this water, mix so that all the sugar is dissolved, and pour into bottles.
6 tbsp. l hammer coffee, 1.5 liters of water, 2-3 cups of lump sugar, 2 cups of vodka, vanillin. Insist ground coffee in cold water during the day, strain, add vanillin, boil and strain again. In the resulting infusion put lump sugar and cook over low heat. After removing from the heat, gradually pour vodka, then keep on low heat until steam appears. Refrigerate, bottle and seal. Store in a cool place..
10 lemons, 10 g each of coriander and cloves, 1.5 l of vodka, 1.2 kg of sugar, 4 cups of water. Finely chop the lemon and zest, mix with crushed spices, add vodka and insist for a week. Boil the syrup, pour the strained tincture into it, stir, filter through cotton wool and pour into bottles.
Stumbler from nuts.
500 g of walnuts, 800 ml of vodka, 400 g of sugar, 20 cherry or 10 peach seeds, 3 pcs. cloves, 0.5 g of cinnamon. Cut unripe walnuts into 4 parts, add vodka, insist for a month in the sun, strain. Dissolve sugar in tincture, add crushed seeds, cloves, cinnamon, stir and insist for a week, shaking daily. Bottle.
100 g of rosebuds, 750 ml of alcohol, 300 g of sugar. Sprinkle 100 g of blooming rose buds in layers of sugar. Cover with a napkin and put in a cool place for a day. Then put in a sieve and rinse through it with 2 cups of pure water, add 3 cups of alcohol to this water, mix so that all the sugar is dissolved, and pour into bottles.
1 kg of cranberries (raspberries), 1 kg of sugar, 3.5 cups of water, 750 ml of vodka, vanillin. Sort the berries, rinse, knead with a spoon, put in a bag and let the juice drain. Boil a thick syrup, pour the filtered juice into it, bring to a boil, remove from heat, add vodka infused for 2 days on vanilla, and mix well. Then put on a small fire, stirring all the time, until the liquid begins to evaporate, but not bring to a boil. Pour the finished drink into a bottle and seal.
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