Rowan Vodka

This is a very popular Polish dry vodka (Jarzebiak). Rowan is a very pretty tree with red clusters of small and tart berries. They are native throughout the cool temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, in the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia this species is commonly referred to as a "Dogberry" tree. The best-known species is the European Rowan Sorbus aucuparia, North American native species in this subgenus include the American mountain-ash Sorbus Americana. The fruit matures late in the fall and the conventional wisdom says that the fruit is best when harvested after first freeze. This is a classic infusion of dry berries that results in a pretty red color and a wonderful dry flavor.

Materials
dry rowan berries 125 g
60° alcohol 750 ml
Ingredients per 1000 ml (1 liter) of alcohol
Sugar 5 g (1 tsp.)

Instructions

  1. Pour alcohol over berries and macerate for 3 weeks. Shake the jar twice a week.
  2. Strain, add sugar and bottle.

Notes

  • The rowan infusion is rowan vodka.
  • This is a wonderfully tasting dry vodka of red color and superb clarity. Adding other ingredients distorts its unique flavor.
  • Ingredients which are occasionally added into infusion are: small amount of blackthorn, prunes, raisins, figs or dates.

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