Brew the lemon – the original drink, tasty and refreshing, as the diversity which is worth a try. A cozy evening in the family circle, a couple of tart drinks before the fire in the autumn evening – in all these cases, brew the lemon will be very useful. There are at least several dozen recipes tested by time and people.
Why choose lemons
People’s inexhaustible invention. For drinks the brew, add nuts, cranberries, berries. Often use citrus fruits such as oranges, but for the preparation of vodka it is better to choose lemons, as their original, subtle, aromatic flavor will be able to spicing up the home of the drink.
The orange is just too sweet and gives the smell and the lemon disguising the bitterness and unpleasant smell of alcohol, which is not always the case in experiments with other fruits. In addition, lemon is able to bind harmful substances, and if consumed moonshine in quantities moderate, harm to the body will not.
Lemon zest has essential oils that they are used to remove fusel substances. After making a tincture is better filtered through cheesecloth.
Preparation of lemons
Before the lemons are used, they should be washed with hot water and then well dried. This should be done because many manufacturers of lemons rubbed with wax for better storage.
It is better to choose the Abkhazian lemons – they are more sweet, fragrant and juicy. It is better to choose fruits with a thinner crust, as thick-skinned peel very bitter, the flesh is not so much, and it is less juicy.
The easiest recipe for the lazy who don’t like to mess with the preparation and selection of ingredients and other culinary matoi. You will need:
- 1 lemon with rind thinner;
- a few of coffee beans;
- 34 teaspoons of granulated sugar;
- a pint of home brew.
The seeds of coffee fry. The lemon to make a small nadrezki in each of them to insert the grains. In a clean jar to put sugar, put Packed with fruit and pour all moonshine. Jar tightly and send to infuse for 33 days. The end result is a liqueur with the aroma of coffee and lemon that you drink or use for cocktails.
Moonshine with lemon recipe
For those who don’t know how to brew moonshine in the lemon, it offers the most simple recipe. You need to take 5 parts vodka, 1 part lemon peel and leave for three weeks. Next, you need to perform another distillation, for the lemon. Add 3 more lemon, peel only, the pulp. Mix well and infuse for 8 days. To filter and taste.
The second method of moonshine with lemon involves sugar. The recipe is simple too. You need to take 5 lemons, half a liter of brew and sugar syrup (1:1).
Citrus scald, to remove the zest and squeeze the juice. Half of the juice together with the extracts mixed with syrup. Warm up for 7 minutes but do not allow to boil. Remove from heat, add the remaining juice, cake, lemon zest, pour in the moonshine and put on a week in the fridge to ripen. After that, strain and serve.
For cooking moritoki’ll need lemon-lime. It will give the drink a beautiful light green color and unusual flavor. You need to take the zest of 5 limes and a bunch of peppermint. Mint must be fresh, dried will ruin the color and make it dirty.
In a jar you need to put lime zest, fresh mint, 100g of sugar. Then squeeze one lime juice to dissolve the sugar, shaking the container. All pour a strong brew, close the lid and send it to infuse for 7 days in a dark place.
To table mohylivka be sure to serve chilled, with ice cubes.
Brew the lemon peel with cloves
Very interesting lemon tincture is obtained from cloves. 12, 5 litres of moonshine is necessary to take a pound of lemon peel, 50 g cloves and sugar syrup.
Cloves are crushed, pour vodka and leave for 5 days. Zest pour dvenadtsatiletnyuyu volume of brew and also do not touch for 5 days. After the moonshine is cooked, add sugar syrup to taste. The drink is ready to use. Helps with colds and respiratory diseases.
Lemon liqueur is the drink where you can experiment. But the fact is that the proposed recipe has many spices, which quantity can be changed depending on how I like their taste and smell. The same applies to sugar as someone who likes really sweet drinks, and someone – on the contrary.
So, you need to take liter of strong vodka , put in it the flavors: ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, oak chips taste like how smell and flavor. To add to the capacity of the peel of one lemon, the sugar, about 300 grams (or more) and pour half Cup of water. All this infuse for about a week.
Then boil sugar syrup and cool. Add to tincture and to try whether there is enough sweet. If you are satisfied, send the drink to steep for another 7 days.
After that, the liqueur is ready. Oak chips with cinnamon give it an interesting hue, and the taste will remind notes of chocolate and lemon.
An unusual tincture on the lemon
The traditional recipes are quite unusual, worked out by years of experienced by. Worth a try interesting tincture on the bouquet of herbs, which not only has a wonderful aroma, but also has established itself in moderation as a cure for many diseases. So, violet root helps with gastric and intestinal diseases, dysentery, nervous disorders. Anise and mint soothe and stimulate appetite.
So, you need to take 250g of peel, the same of cumin, anise 30g, 60g violet root, 50g galangal, same amount of fennel, 2.5 liters of water and 3.5 liters of fresh brew.
All you need to mix and leave for two days. Then add fresh spring water and distill until transparent drink. Then filter and add sugar to taste. Bottling.
With mint and Anis
The technology of preparation of such a tincture is very simple. You need to take a liter of brew, a couple of lemons, one tablespoon of anise, and a bundle of fresh peppermint. Lemons scald to remove the bitterness, squeeze the juice, zest and the cake isn’t wasted. Mix all the ingredients in one bottle, leave for a week. Add sugar syrup to taste and leave for another 5 days. After that, strain and drink you can bring to the table.
How to get rid of the bitterness
Bitterness is a nasty companion to get rid of that can and should be. It partitions and lemon zest give the drink a smack of bitterness, which can resolve in two ways:
- You can put the lemon in boiling water straight from the peel, then the bitterness eliminated with peel, and outside.
- Bitterness kills sugar syrup that is added to the infusion, however, it reduces the degree of the drink.
Home brew on the lemon is a great thing and a good alternative to store-bought products. A certain amount of alcohol is indicated for colds, acute respiratory infections, reduced pressure. However, remember that moderation is the best choice to drink alcohol and in many cases alcohol is forbidden at all. Choose the middle ground and be healthy!