2020-08-13 / test@t

Squirrel Tincture

Have you already had a "Squirrel"? No? And in vain! This tincture is prepared on horseradish with the addition of pine nuts and orange peel. Its aroma is noble, orange-nutty, and the color is like a very strong tea or noble cognac. The softest and very drinkable variation of horseradish. It's not a shame to offer a glass of such a tincture to a girl on a date.

Squirrel Tincture
  • 50 g fresh horseradish root
  • 60 g inshell pine nuts
  • 3-4 fresh or dried currant leaves
  • 1 strip of dried orange peel
  • 1 tbsp. Teddy bear
  • 1 liter of vodka


Step 1
Peel the horseradish, cut into thin strips and let it dry on a plate for a couple of hours, without covering it with anything, so that excess moisture goes away. Put it in a jar.
Step 2
Pour the pine nuts into a metal container and pour boiling water over, stir and drain. Repeat the operation 3-4 times - this should be enough for the shell to slightly lose its "wooden" flavor. Chop the nuts and pour into the horseradish jar, along with the shells.
Step 3
Add honey and zest, currant leaves to the jar, pour in half of the vodka and stir. Pour in the rest of the vodka, stir, close tightly with a removable lid and leave in a dark, cool place (in a closet or cellar) for 2 weeks. Open the jar every day and stir the contents.
Step 4
Strain the tincture first through a fine sieve, then through two or three layers of gauze or a coffee filter, so that it is completely transparent.
Step 5
Pour the tincture into a bottle, cork it and let it rest for 3-4 days.
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