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Tincture of black mountain ash on vodka (alcohol, moonshine)

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Black-fruited mountain ash (aronia) is one of the favorite plants of summer residents. It does not require special care, blooms beautifully, gives a good harvest, and the berries themselves are very useful. For lovers of preparing alcoholic beverages, I suggest making a tincture of black mountain ash at home according to the best recipes, repeatedly tested in practice. We will only use cheap and affordable ingredients.

Homemade tinctures from blackberries are best prepared on large juicy berries collected after the first frost. Dried fruits are also suitable. In this case, in the proposed recipes, it is enough to reduce the proportions of berries by half. Before cooking, the rowan should be carefully sorted, removing small (they are very bitter) and spoiled berries.

As an alcoholic base, you can use vodka, alcohol diluted to 40-45 degrees, purified moonshine or cognac. There is no fundamental difference.

Classic tincture of blackberries

The simplest, but at the same time very tasty version of the drink, in which there is nothing superfluous.

Ingredients:

  • black mountain ash berries – 1 kg;
  • vodka (alcohol, moonshine) – 1 liter;
  • sugar – to taste (optional).

Personally, I do not add sugar, but I still advise lovers of sweet alcohol to pour 300-500 grams .

Recipe

1. Pour the sorted and washed rowan into the jar.

2. Add the vodka so that it covers the layer of berries for 2-3 cm. Add sugar (optional) and mix well.

3. Close the jar with a lid and put it in a dark place with room temperature for 60-70 days. Once every 4-5 days, shake the contents of the jar.

4. Strain the finished tincture through cheesecloth, pour into bottles and close tightly with corks. In a dark place at room temperature, its shelf life is almost unlimited.

The result is a delicious homemade tincture of blackberries, which has the color of wood furniture and the characteristic smell of forest rowan. It is easy and pleasant to drink.

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Attention! Berries can be reused, it is enough to fill them with the same amount of alcoholic base. The taste of both tinctures is almost the same, the second is even a little softer.

Aromatic tincture of black mountain ash

The addition of several clove buds gives the drink an interesting aromatic note. It is hard to believe that it is made from the usual black-fruited mountain ash, which grows everywhere.

Ingredients:

  • blackberries – 1.5 kg;
  • vodka – 1 liter;
  • sugar – 500 grams;
  • carnation – 2-3 buds.

Recipe

1. Put the prepared berries in a jar and crush them with a wooden rolling pin.

2. Add sugar and cloves.

3. Mix the contents of the jar well, tie the neck with gauze and put it in a dark place with room temperature for 2 days.

4. Pour in the vodka, mix, close the capron lid and put it in a dark place with a temperature of 18-25°C for 50-65 days.

5. Strain the finished tincture through cheesecloth and a layer of cotton wool, then pour into bottles for storage. Shelf life-up to 3 years.

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Tincture of chokeberry with honey

A healthy drink with a mild taste.

Ingredients:

  • vodka (alcohol, cognac) – 0.5 liters;
  • black mountain ash – 0.5 kg;
  • honey – 30 ml (2 full tablespoons).

Recipe

1. Pour the rowan berries into the jar.

2. If the honey is candied, melt it in a water bath until it is liquid.

3. Add honey and vodka to the jar with rowan, mix well.

4. Close the jar with a nylon lid and put it in a dark warm (18-25°C) place for 60-90 days. Once a week, the contents of the jar should be shaken to better dissolve the ingredients.

5. Strain the finished tincture of black mountain ash through several layers of gauze and pour into storage bottles. In a dark place, the shelf life is unlimited.

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The use of prune tinctures

In moderate amounts (30-50 grams per day), all prepared tinctures have a number of medicinal properties, since they retain all the useful substances of fresh berries. For preventive purposes, they can be used:

  • to increase immunity;
  • lowering the level of cholesterol in the blood;
  • improves appetite and normalizes digestion;
  • lowering blood pressure;
  • strengthening the walls of blood vessels and improving their elasticity.

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