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When taking tinctures, try putting it in some water or juice to make it more palatable. If you are giving alcohol-based tinctures to children you can add it to hot tea and some of the alcohol will burn off. If you’re tough, you might be able to just handle a squirt of tincture straight into the mouth without dilution…but it’ll burn your mouth if you don’t drink straight booze often. (Whisky neat, please!)
Start out with a tincture and make it sweet! You can use the simple syrup recipe below. Add the syrup to tincture a bit at a time, shake or stir to blend, and then taste. Repeat until you feel you have it right.
Now, tinctures are potent! When you take tinctures, please do your research before dosing yourself or find a practiced herbalist to give you guidance. Some tinctures, such as poke root or teasel, only need a couple of drops per day to be effective and more than that can cause you harm. Also, some common herbs can interact with prescription medications. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
Elixirs and Cordials are more palatable:
Tinctures are medicinal extracts of herbs in alcohol. Tinctures are often made with moonshine or similarly high-test liquors, but vodka, rum, and even brandy can work well. I tend to most often use a medium-shelf, triple-distilled vodka for the tinctures I craft for my household. When I have it on hand, I like to use moonshine or other high-proof booze for tincturing roots or resins.
If you are interested in learning to make tinctures that are alcohol-free, check out this article from the Herbal Academy: The Art of the Alcohol-Free Apothecary
Elixirs can also help with the less-than-tasty herbal medicines. Remember, “just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down!” Adding a sweetener to bitter or astringent herb tinctures can make ingesting them a more palatable experience, especially with kids. Valerian and Horehound are good examples of herbs that can use a splash of honey to cut their bitter strength (I use them together in my night-night cordial).
An important note: remember, this is medicine. Elixirs and tinctures are meant to be taken in small quantities. If you aren’t careful, this sweetening and tasting process can get you loopy!