impossible to overestimate the beneficial properties of tinctures on alcohol, especially if they are made independently from berries grown on his plot.Tincture of these tasty, healthy and can be a great decoration for any holiday table.But not everyone knows that the first to make alcohol tincture of the Chinese, and it happened around the III century BC.In Russia, recipes alcoholic liquors were much later, almost seven centuries.
To learn about how to make a tincture of alcohol, it is necessary to examine some of the basics of the craft.Alcohol tincture - a drink with alcohol 45%.It is obtained by the infusion of alcohol, such as alcohol, on berries, fruits and aromatic herbs.Sometimes confused with tincture of brandy, which is produced by fermentation, or mix berries and alcohol.Fortress brandy usually does not exceed 20%.
You can read the mountain of literature, but did not know how to make a tincture of alcohol.To master this art to perfection to help a practical test.There is no one correct recipe of tincture.Using the same ingredients at the output you get to taste a variety of drinks.The taste depends on the quality of endurance, storage conditions and other circumstances.
widely known propolis tincture, black currant, lemon, pepper tincture, and many others.But very popular received infusion of cherry and cranberry.And about how to make a tincture of alcohol and of these berries, you will learn the following recipes.
How to make a tincture of cherries
There are several recipes for infusions of cherry, look at some of them:
- One kilogram of cherry without the twigs folded into a five-liter bottle, fill with sugar (750 gr.), Cover with gauze and soaking in the sunabout a month.The resulting syrup is divided into portions of 250 gr., Each portion is mixed with 500 g.and 250 grams of vodka.water.
- half a kilogram of cherries to fill in two liters of 60% alcohol and infuse 1.5 months.The resulting infusion drain, mix berries with sugar (800 gr.) And water (1.5 L), bring to a boil.The syrup is cool, strain through cheesecloth and mix with the alcohol infusion.
- Cherry folded into a three-liter jar and pour spout of alcohol (vodka), tightly close the lid and put in a dark place for 3 months.After this time, drain the infusion.If you add sugar, you get a delicious liqueur.
How to make a tincture of cranberry - "Cranberry»
No less tasty and useful tincture of cranberry recipes, too, where there are many.Here are some of them:
- The bottle volume of 0.5 liter pour a glass of cranberry, add 5-6 tablespoons of sugar, pour alcohol or vodka, insist in a dark place for about two weeks.
- kilogram of washed berries blender grind, drain the juice.From pulp to cook the syrup, add to it a kilo of sugar and a pinch of vanilla.The resulting syrup pour cranberry juice, boil and cool.Pour 700-800 gr.vodka and insist 2-3 days.
way, any berry tincture, you can add herbs such as lemon balm, mint, galangal.They will give the drink refined and original taste.
Now you know how to make a tincture of alcohol and berries.Experiment by adding different ingredients, surprises its visitors with all the new drinks.