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Tormentil Schnapps Recipes

Nastoykas (Tinctures)

 
   Tormentil schnapps - based on fresh tormentil rootstocks (rhizomes) - has a magnificent red-brown color and a delightful bitter and very aromatic and specific taste.
Tormentil Schnapps

Ingredients:

Tormentil rootstocks
Unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof)
Instructions:
Rinse the rootstocks thoroughly. Leave them to dry in the shadow - on paper towel. Slice them thinly. Use a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid. Put 1 deciliter sliced rootstocks into the jar. Add 70 centiliter clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% (80 proof). Let steep 3-7 days in a dark place at room temperature, 18-20C (64-68F). Shake lightly and taste it from time to time. It must not become too bitter and astringent. Strain and filter your infusion into a clean glass bottle or jar with tight-fitting lid. Store (age) for at least a couple of months in a dark place at room temperature before serving. The longer you store the better - up to five years. Taste it from time to time to find out.
 

Nastoykas (Tinctures)

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