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How to make tincture on moonshine at home

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Tincture is usually an alcoholic beverage, but can also be an infusion of any liquids. It is prepared by infusing alcohol on various fruits, stones, spices, fragrant and healing herbs. The same tincture can be, for example, tea, as infusion tea leaves on the water

Homemade liqueur on moonshine - a drink for the mood, which, if you try, you can cook yourself in your own kitchen.

Sweet, bitter, with a bright taste of berries and various herbs, it will help you to relax during a festive feast or recuperate after the working week.

Benefits and types of homemade tinctures

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Fresh or dried fruits and plants insist in alcohol until essential oils and biologically active substances are converted to alcohol.

The duration of the infusion varies from 2 to 6 weeks; if necessary, the infusion time can be reduced to 7-10 days by raising the temperature to 50-60 ° C. Tinctures contain up to 30% sugar with a strength of up to 45% vol. alcohol, they are less sweet, but stronger than the liqueurs, have a pleasant taste and can serve as an alcoholic beverage, and drug.

Keep the tincture should be tightly sealed bottles of dark color.

Perhaps no one drink did not cause so much controversy about their usefulness and danger. It's about moonshine. About the drink that is traditionally used in Russia and continues to be used to make tinctures. They are prepared, as a rule, in the summer and autumn periods from fresh fruits and berries. Therefore, the taste they get rich and fragrant.

Types of homemade liquors on moonshine

  1. sweet, they contain per 100 ml of drink from 16 to 25 grams of sugar;
  2. semi-sweet drinks contain from 2 to 10 grams of sugar;
  3. bitter (either do not contain sugar, or contain a minimum amount).

Tinctures on moonshine - as a part of moonshine (berry, grape or fruit) and natural aromatic additives. These can be herbs, berries and fruits. For example, tarragon, cranberries, lingonberries, cloudberries, currants, cherries. Consider in detail the recipes.

Fruit tincture

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Required components:

  • moonshine (70 degrees) 1.5 liters;
  • cinnamon and cloves - 2 g;
  • red currant - 500 g;
  • cherry (without stones) - 1 kg;
  • raspberries - 500 g;
  • sugar sand - 2.5 kg.

It will take 30 minutes to make the tincture, the caloric content will be 290 kcal.

How to cook?

All the berries that are listed in the recipe, crush, and then mix. The resulting berry mass for 5 hours to leave, so that the juice appears.

After this time has elapsed, squeeze the juice from the berries and dissolve the sugar in it, add moonshine, cloves, cinnamon, (optionally, berry pulp). Pour this drink into a glass jar (bottle), tightly screw.

The tincture is prepared for about 2 months, it stands in a warm room, with every three days it must be shaken.

The finished product must filter. To the required degree of strength can be diluted tincture with boiled cold water. Keep it better in the refrigerator, taken chilled.

Tincture on the northern berries

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The required set of ingredients:

  • 1.5 kg of berries (cranberries, lingonberries and cloudberries) - together or separately;
  • 1.3 l homemade moonshine;
  • sugar 1kg.

Cooking time - 30 minutes, 100 grams of the drink contains 250 kcal.

How to cook?

To prepare such a tincture it is necessary to sort out the berries, remove the natural garbage (leaves, needles) and twigs. Fold the berries in a colander, rinse under running water. To dry the berries quickly, they are best laid out on a cloth towel with a thin layer.

Slightly knead, fold the berries into a deep container (opaque) with a tight-fitting lid.

Pour the berries with moonshine, gently shake the container to mix the contents. Cover tightly with lid. If it fits poorly, then for reliability, you can wrap the usual cling wrap on top. Leave the northern berries in the moonshine for five weeks.

In the bottles pour the moonshine infusion from the berries, close and send in a cool place where sunlight does not fall.

Prepare syrup from sugar and water. The recommended ratio is 3: 1. Put all the ingredients in a saucepan, put on the fire when the syrup boils, reduce the flame and cook for five minutes.

Berries pour syrup (hot), which should cover them completely, then mix, close the container with a tight lid and put in a cool room. The setup will be ready in 4 weeks.

After the expiration of this time, the present berry syrup is drained and mixed with moonshine infusion. Pour into bottles, cork, put for 3 weeks in a dark cool room.

Tincture on red currants

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  1. 500 ml of good moonshine;
  2. 0.1 kg of granulated sugar;
  3. 0.2 kg of red currant.

Production time: 15 minutes, 100 grams - 164 kcal.

How to cook?

Prepare the berries in advance, wash them, remove the twigs and spread them out on a towel so that the water is absorbed.

Put the currants in a clean glass container, add sugar.

Pour the brew, shake the container. Put 14 days in a room where it is not only cool, but also dark. These 2 weeks bottle must be shaken periodically. In the subsequent tincture is stored in the refrigerator.

Semi-sweet tincture of mountain ash

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For it will need:

  1. sugar - 25 grams;
  2. on the tip of the knife - citric acid;
  3. rowan - 2 tassels;
  4. moonshine - 0.5 l.

On the preparation of tincture will take only 20 minutes, the caloric content is not more than 160 kcal.

How to cook?

First remove the rowan berries from the brush, rinse with water.

Then pour a liter of water into a saucepan, cover the berries, put on fire, when the liquid boils, take the mountain ash and sprinkle with sugar, citric acid, mix well.

Put rowan in a clean container, pour in the brew. Tightly close, insist 6 days.


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It will take:

  1. fresh green tarragon - 50 grams;
  2. 0.5 liters of moonshine;
  3. 1 tsp sugar.

Time - 25 minutes, calories 170 kcal.

How to cook?

Go through the sprigs of tarhuna, removing loose leaves. Rinse with water, spread a thin layer on a towel. When the leaves dry out, finely chop them, put them in a cup, sprinkle with sugar, mix. Tighten film with tarragon. To stand out juice, you must hold the leaves under the film for 20 minutes.

Transfer the tarragon leaves into the bottle, pour in the moonshine, close and shake.

Insist on a drink for 3 days, shake occasionally.

Strain the tincture. It is important that the strainer was fine, otherwise the drink will turn out to be cloudy.

Tincture on Kalina

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It will take:

  • 500 grams of viburnum;
  • 500 ml of moonshine.

To prepare the tincture, it takes time - 25 minutes, the energy value - 170 kcal.

How to cook?

Go through the berries of viburnum, and small brushes are allowed to use whole, but, and with large brushes have to remove the berries. Fold the prepared berries into a colander, rinse with water, spread out on a cotton towel, leave to dry.

In a prepared clean and dried jar, fold viburnum berries, fill only half. Seal is not necessary. Pour the samogon in the berries so that they are completely in the liquid.

To obtain an intense (bright) infusion, you can fill the tank with viburnum not half, but fill it up completely, but it should be borne in mind that these berries have a rich medicinal aroma.

Put the tightly closed container for 21 days in a warm place.

Tincture on hot pepper

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It will take:

  1. red hot pepper - 1 large pod;
  2. 0.5 liters of home brew;
  3. hot pepper (red) - 1 small pod.

A bitter tincture can be prepared in 35 minutes, the number of calories - 195 kcal.

How to cook?

Cut the large hot pepper, remove the seeds, and chop the flesh into random pieces.

Fold in a glass jar and fill with moonshine.

Close the jar tightly, leave it in the kitchen, it will be enough for 5 hours.

Then strain the moonshine through gauze or a sieve.

Wash hot pepper (small), dry with a paper towel.

In general, the form put in a bottle, pour the brew, tightly screw.

Insist 5 to 7 days.

Tincture on horseradish

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It will take:

  1. moonshine - 0.5 l;
  2. 10 grams - natural honey;
  3. fresh horseradish root - 10 cm;
  4. 1 lemon

Cooking time: 25 minutes. The number of calories: 180 kcal.

How to cook?

Wash the root of horseradish, clean, chop circles size of 4 mm.

Chopped root, honey and lemon juice (2 teaspoons) to place in a glass container, pour a little moonshine. Mix thoroughly to dissolve the honey.

Add the rest of the brew. Close the container with a stopper (lid). Insist 4 days, from time to time shake the bottle (jar). Strain the gauze into another bottle through gauze.

Walnut Tincture

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One of the traditionally loved ones is walnut tincture.

By production of such tincture it is possible to use both nuts, and its partitions.

The use of partitions will only improve the final quality of the tincture, since it is known that it is the partitions that contain a large number of amino acids and beneficial substances.

The raw material is taken in the following proportions:

  1. 1 l of moonshine
  2. 1 tbsp. dry partitions or 1 tbsp. nuts

How to cook?

The resulting mixture should be kept in a dark warm place.

Noticeable changes will appear in the tincture the very next day.

The color will turn brownish, every day more and more resembling cognac.

To get a characteristic and rich taste, the tincture should be kept for at least a month. Then your labors will not be in vain.

Tincture acquires a beautiful color and pleasant taste, with a slight hint of characteristic bitterness.

For the final use of the tincture it is better to filter.

As a filter, you can use the usual gauze with a wadded layer.

Tincture on oak bark

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Another tincture, which resembles cognac by smell, is a tincture of moonshine on oak bark.

The recipe for making this tincture is simple, and herbs and spices that can be added to your taste will help to give the drink a variety of notes.

How to cook?

The basis of the recipe is as follows: 2 liters of homemade alcohol need 2 tbsp. l dry crushed oak bark (can be bought at the pharmacy).

Soften the bitterness of tinctures will help 1/2 tbsp. l honey

Next, the cooking process is standard: samogon is mixed in a container (for example, a bottle or a jar) with oak bark, honey and other ingredients, if any.

Everything is thoroughly mixed, closed with a stopper or lid and placed in a dark warm place.

In the absence of a warm place suitable and room temperature.

Insist tincture from 2 weeks to a month, periodically mixing the contents.

The finished product is driven through a filter or several filters, clearing bark impurities.

As soon as the purity and transparency of the tincture suits you, you can use it for its intended purpose.

The tincture prepared according to this recipe will have a sharp smell and a bitter taste that not everyone may like.

To do this, and muffle the characteristic aroma of oak bark with various spices and herbs.

In the course of this are any spicy herbs and spices: cloves, linden, oregano, cinnamon or coriander.

Homemade tincture on the bark of oak on the moonshine is easy to prepare, which does not prevent it from having a great taste and smell. And to do it is not difficult.

Rosehip tincture

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Rosehip - a source of vitamins, this is a truth that does not require proof.

That is why the range of use of wild rose is so wide.

It makes broths and teas, tinctures, and much more.

Homemade dogrose tinctures on moonshine are also widely loved and popular.

In addition to medicinal properties, rosehips have a sweet-sour taste and a pleasant aroma.

And this in turn gives the drink a unique taste. .

By mixing rosehip with other herbs and fruits, you can get an alcoholic drink that is unique in its taste.

How to cook?

The base of the rosehip tincture is simple.

At 200 grams of dried rosehips take 1 liter of alcohol.

Mix, close and incubate for 2-4 weeks in a dark place at room temperature.

We filter the finished tincture and pass through the filter, add sugar or honey to taste.

And that's it! Tincture of the hips on moonshine ready.

But, as in the previous versions, the basic infusion recipe has a pronounced taste and smell.

And this, in turn, is not to everyone's liking.

Therefore, in the tincture of the hips add other ingredients in order to soften and improve the taste and smell.

One of the options of tincture is the moonshine tincture on dogrose with apple.

One medium or large apple is added to the basic composition and quantity.

It can be cut into slices or left entirely.

Dried apples are suitable for this recipe.

Then they should be taken in the same amount as the hips.

The final product can be sweetened if the variety of apples was sour.

The finished tincture can be stored for up to five years.

It will be a great decoration for any table.

Tincture on pine nuts

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There is another recipe for moonshine infusion, about which, for some reason, very little is said and written - tincture of sea buckthorn.

How to cook?

I know about him from my grandmother, I will describe the whole process as she did.

Sea buckthorn berries choke, and going to the juice that goes to the jam, jelly and other goodies.

From the skins of sea buckthorn berries choking oil. Its production is a separate topic.

As a result, there is cake.

So it can be dried to use later.

And you can immediately take to prepare a unique tincture.

There was no exact recipe for cooking, but 1.5 measures of moonshine were taken for 1 measure of sea buckthorn cake (for example, a liter jar).

Everything was kept in a warm dark place for at least a month.

A month later, the sea buckthorn tincture was ready.

For ingestion, you could add other berries to add flavor and color.

However, this tincture is often used as an excellent rubbing for the prevention and treatment of many colds.

Mint tincture from moonshine

Useful tips

Bitter viburnum is harvested for infusions after the first frost. At this time, she gets a sweet taste. Tincture on Kalina is used for colds and hypertension.

When using dried plants and herbs, they are poured with an alcoholic drink, usually insisting 20 days.

Soaking is used for fresh berries or fruits - juice is made from ingredients and poured with strong moonshine. Insist up to 6 months at room temperature.

In bitter tinctures to improve the taste put a little sugar. It can be replaced with licorice extract (just a few drops).

To prepare the tinctures, with the exception of citrus, all the crushed ingredients are poured in the brew and kept for 2 weeks in a warm room, often shaking.


Tinctures on moonshine - one of the old drinks, and in the troubles of alcoholics, these drinks are innocent. With the right attitude towards them, they can heal and delight. The main thing is to remember that homemade liqueurs on moonshine are drunk not to get drunk, but to get a taste of the drink, in which they put berries, fruits or herbs.

We confine ourselves only to a list of diseases in which it is strictly forbidden to take moonshine tinctures, because they can provoke an exacerbation :

  • allergic diseases;
  • cardiovascular diseases;
  • gastritis and ulcers (in these diseases it is especially dangerous to use tinctures);
  • any pathology of the liver;
  • viral hepatitis.

Despite the huge number of recipes homemade tinctures, they have almost all the principles of cooking common.

Alcohol base, aromatic ingredients and sugar are used in various combinations. Therefore, at home you can easily prepare and even come up with many different tinctures.

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