How to Make Tinctures

Tinctures extract plant’s essential oil, and make fantastic additions to cocktails

What is a Tincture?

A tincture is an alcoholic extraction of a plant’s essential oils.¬† The nice thing about tinctures is they concentrate the useful chemical constituents and medicinal properties of the plant material into a liquid.¬†Traditionally there are 3 ways to harvest natural plant oils; water, oil and alcohol.

How to make a tincture

Tinctures are so easy!  Follow our simple 4 step process:

  1. Put dried herbs in a tightly sealing jar and add a high-proof spirit (everclear).
  2. Seal jar and store in a dark room for 2 weeks, shaking jar every couple of days.
  3. After 2 weeks smell and taste. Your tincture is ready when the spirit has a strong flavor.
  4. Strain mix. Keep liquid, discard herbs. Run liquid through a mesh strainer. Store in a jar or dropper for up to 2 years.

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