Recipe index to great drinks
Recipes can be divided based on the base material used for fermentation.
Receipes using grain or potato based alcohol
Recipes using neutral/sugar based alcohol
Fundamentals of diluting high % alcohol to drinkeable strenght
In order to make the alcohol drinkable, you must reduce the % of alcohol to a maximum of 40% by adding boiled water.
If you add boiled water or any other liquid, make sure that: you add the liquid to the water!! (not the other way around, i.e.- have the water and add the alcohol) make sure that the water has the same temperature as the alcohol! If you fail one of these basic rules, there us a fair chance that you will get a hazy liqueur, which you can not filter out!
Basic sugar syrup for sweetening liqueur
1 kg Sugar
1 gram of Citric Acid
Dissolve 1 kg of sugar in 0,45 liter of water.
Bring the water/sugar mixture to a gently boil and add 1 gram of citric acid.
Boil for another 10 more minutes and let it cool.
This will give you 1 liter sugar sirop which will not cristalize back in to solid sugar particules when you mix it with your home made alcohol.
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