People, in order to give moonshine a more noble taste and aroma, have long learned to insist on various berries, fruits and herbs. The black currant moonshine recipe is very simple and affordable. In the spring, you can use the buds, twigs of the plant, in the summer - berries.
The benefits and harms of currant moonshine
The use of moonshine infused with currants has both positive and negative sides. Firstly, a lot depends on how much the drink is taken. As you know, alcohol abuse destroys the liver and brain. Secondly, the moonshine must be of high quality.
It is better to prepare the drink yourself, since the purchased one can be full of various impurities, the presence of which is rather difficult for an inexperienced consumer to guess. People involved in the manufacture and sale of such products are unlikely to take quality raw materials as a basis. Most likely, they will want to save money in order to get more net profit.
In addition, serious disruptions in the technological process are possible. It is likely that many of his points do not correspond to technology. For example, instead of glassware, plastic is used, which reacts well with ethanol and leaves its harmful impurities in the finished drink. But many private manufacturers ignore such nuances or simply do not know about them.
Sometimes, to enhance the intoxicating properties of alcohol, various impurities are added, for example, diphenhydramine. This combination is dangerous for the brain, since a person gets drunk very quickly, then unconsciousness sets in, and on the next day depression sets in, digestion undergoes serious disruptions.
In the process of preparing the drink, fusel oils are produced, which cannot be disposed of at home. Methyl alcohol is also present, which is called technical. It often becomes the cause of toxic damage to the body, blindness and even death. Homemade moonshine is unrefined moonshine. Therefore, it is important to strictly adhere to the technology.
If you take a little moonshine, infused with currants and made with high quality, it is quite possible that it will bring certain benefits to the body like any medicinal tincture. Medicinal properties of the drink:
- stimulant appetite;
- activating digestion processes;
- weak anticoagulant.
The tincture helps with bronchitis, asthma, headaches and other health problems. In folk medicine, vodka extract from currant leaves is often used.
Currant moonshine recipes at home
There are a lot of recipes for currant tinctures. Moonshine is infused with berries, leaves, twigs and even buds of this plant. All its parts give a pronounced aroma and taste of currant to the drink.
From black and red currants, as well as from other fruits, mash is prepared for making moonshine. But the technology is a little different. The fact is that there are many pectin substances in the peel of berries, which become a source of methanol formation. Therefore, only currant juice should ferment.
Currant braga for moonshine is prepared in the same way as homemade wine. The simplest technologies can be used. Currant berries are very sour, therefore, in order to achieve the full flow of the fermentation process, it is necessary to add sugar. Then the young homemade wine is distilled into moonshine.
For the recipe for currant moonshine, you need the following ingredients:
- berries - 5 kg;
- granulated sugar - 3 kg;
- water - 10 l;
- raisins (unwashed) - 30 g.
Currant braga is prepared at home with raisins, which are needed to obtain wine yeast. If you need to speed up the fermentation process, you can add commercial yeast. However, such a rich berry aroma will no longer exist.
Place the unwashed berries in an enamel pan, crush, throw in the raisins and stir. Cover with gauze and leave for a day or two. If fermentation is not progressing, add yeast. When hissing bubbles appear in the berry mass, strain through a dense cloth and pour the resulting juice into a glass bottle. Add sugar to slightly warmed water. Close with water seal.
Leave the bottle in a warm, dark place for 2-4 weeks. The absence of bubbles, precipitation and the bitter taste of the drink will indicate the readiness of the mash for moonshine on black currant berries. This is followed by the distillation process.
It is worth considering a recipe for how to insist moonshine on black currant. Guided by the recommendations, you can get a fragrant rich drink, odorless and tasteless of moonshine.
- moonshine - 1 l;
- berries (fresh or frozen) - 0.2 kg;
- sugar (fructose) - 1 tsp;
- black currant leaves (if any) - 2-3 pcs.
Pour all this into a jar and send it to a warm place. Black currant on moonshine at home should be infused for at least 2 weeks. Then filter, squeeze the berries and serve.
Attention! The cake can be used again, fill it with pure moonshine and insist. The tincture will have a weaker taste than in the first case, but still excellent.
Moonshine on red currants
- currants - 0.8-0.9 kg;
- can - 3 l;
- moonshine (40%) - 2.7 liters;
- water - 0.3 l;
- sugar - 6 tbsp. l.
Pour the berries into a jar and crush a little with a crush to squeeze the juice out of them. You should not grind the berries, since then it will be very difficult to strain the infusion. Pour moonshine to the top, close and remove to infuse for at least 2 weeks. The longer this process takes, the tastier the tincture will turn out. Every day, the jar must be taken out and shaken.
After 2-4 weeks, strain the tincture. First, pass the moonshine through a sieve, and then, to get rid of smaller fractions, through a multilayer gauze filter. Then for every 0.5 l of tincture add 50 ml of water and 2 tbsp. l. Sahara. First, dissolve the sugar in water, and only then pour the syrup into the tincture. You will get a drink with a pleasant pink color and currant aroma, to which a barely noticeable smell of alcohol is mixed.
Ingredients for another recipe:
- currants (red) - 0.3 kg;
- moonshine - 0.5 l;
- sugar - ½ tbsp.;
- orange (zest) - 10 g.
Put the berries in a bottle, add sugar, zest and pour over moonshine. Shake everything and send to infuse. After a couple of weeks, you can strain, pour into a decanter and offer to guests.
Moonshine on frozen black currants
It is worth considering a recipe for moonshine with currants, which is better for women. It is a sweet and pleasant drink with a rich berry aroma and taste.
- currants (fresh or frozen) - 1 kg;
- sugar - 0.4 kg;
- water - 0.5 l;
- homemade vodka (40%) - 0.75 l.
Pour currants and sugar into a saucepan, pour water there. Then put the mixture on the stove, stir and cover, bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to low and cook for about 30 minutes. The berries should burst and give away as much juice as possible. Stir constantly during cooking. Turn off the fire and wait until the mixture has cooled to +70 degrees.
Pour in moonshine, at this temperature it will not evaporate. Cool everything and pour into a jar, close the lid and send for settling in a dark, warm place (2 weeks). Finally, strain the moonshine through a 6-layer gauze filter. Squeeze the remaining pomace slightly. Pour the drink into bottles and send it to a cool dark place for 14 days. After that, you can start tasting.
Moonshine on currant branches
- can - 1 l;
- moonshine - 0.8 l;
- honey - 1 tbsp. l .;
- branches of currants.
Chop the currant branches into pieces 5-10 cm long. Fill a liter jar with them a little more than a quarter. Add moonshine, a tablespoon of honey and leave for a month. But you can try it after 10 days. You get a drink with a pale greenish color. Sugar can be added if desired.
Another version of this recipe is known. Put currant twigs in a jar, about a third or a little less. Pour with moonshine, loosely close the screw cap. Put in a water bath for about an hour on low heat. Cool and drain. If you want to improve the taste and reduce the strength, you can dilute with apple juice 2: 1.
Moonshine on currant buds
Tincture on currant buds is prepared in April, when nature is just beginning to awaken. The drink is not stored for a long time, so you need to drink it shortly after its production.
- currant buds - 1/5 of the volume of a 1 liter can;
- high-quality moonshine - 1 liter.
Place the freshly harvested buds in jars and pour over the moonshine. The greenery will float up almost immediately. Close the lid and place in a dark and cool area in the house. The first few days, there are no significant changes in the solution. Only slightly greenish. After the third day, the tincture acquires an amazing taste and aroma of currant buds.
Attention! You need to insist no more than a week. It is also impossible to store for a long time. 2 weeks after preparation, the tincture loses its original taste, color and aroma. If it turns brown, you can no longer drink it.
Sugar-free blackcurrant moonshine
Only fresh berries are suitable for this recipe, since frozen fruits have a high content of melt water.
- berries - 3 tbsp.;
- moonshine - 0.5 l.
Pour the berries into a liter jar, fill its volume by three quarters. Pour moonshine to the top and close with a tight lid. Then send for insisting, strain at the final stage.
Contraindications to currant moonshine
If you do not observe the measure, then in the morning after taking the currant tincture, a severe hangover awaits. It will indicate alcohol poisoning of the body. In addition, there are cases when the use of the tincture is unacceptable for oral administration:
- with gastritis, ulcers - taking alcohol-containing liquids increases pain, opens internal bleeding, causes erosion and worsens the condition of people who are already sick;
- with diabetes mellitus - the danger of moonshine is that it negatively affects the cardiovascular system, which, in this disease, is already exposed to severe stress and destruction;
- with glaucoma - the intake of alcoholic beverages causes an increase in blood circulation in the affected eyeball, which leads to an increase in intraocular pressure.
Attention! It must also be remembered that any alcoholic beverages affect many internal organs, primarily the liver, pancreas and brain. They are also addictive and, as a result, a serious illness such as alcoholism develops.
Terms and conditions of storage
The shelf life of any tinctures is about 2 years. It is better to keep them in a place protected from daylight, which, moreover, should be quite cool. This combination of characteristics is characteristic of many utility rooms such as a basement, cellar.
The blackcurrant moonshine recipe helps to make something unique, pleasant in taste, color and smell from an ordinary strong drink. Currant tincture will be to taste not only for men, but also for women, it is perfect for a friendly feast.