Horseradish vodka: 11 recipes at home

Horseradish vodka: 11 recipes at home

Horseradish tincture is popularly known as horseradish or "horseradish" vodka. This strong drink with a strength of 35-40 degrees with a special burning taste has long been popular among the Slavs. This is evidenced by a decree issued by Peter the Great, which states that every home must have a certain amount of this drink.

Horseradish was given to people who worked hard, especially in the cold season.

The subtleties of making horseradish

How to make horseradish at home to make it taste good and without bitterness? We will answer these and other questions below, as well as reveal all the nuances of making this drink.

  1. Any root can be used to make horseradish vodka (fresh, frozen, canned, and even dried). A drink made from each type of horseradish will have a special aftertaste.

  2. As an alcoholic base, you can use vodka, moonshine or alcohol, the main thing is that it is of high quality.

  3. How to soften horseradish? You can add honey, mustard or lemon juice to it.

  4. The shelf life of horseradish vodka can vary from 2 to 5 years, provided that the finished drink is stored in a cool, dark place with normal humidity.

  5. What to do if horseradish is overstaying its welcome? If for some reason you overexposed the tincture and it began to have an unpleasant bitterness, then the main thing is not to worry, because the drink can be resuscitated in one of three ways.

  6. You can add a little water to the settled drink and distill it through a moonshine still.

  7. Add one tablespoon of lemon juice and honey to the horseradish tincture.

  8. Pour vodka into the bitter horseradish in small portions until the taste has a pleasant bitterness inherent in this drink.

Horseradish classic recipe


  1. Vodka / moonshine / alcohol - 500 ml

  2. Horseradish root - 7-10 cm

  3. Liquid honey - 1 tsp.

The method of preparation

  1. Horseradish must be peeled and grated.

  2. In a glass container, mix the prepared horseradish, liquid honey and alcohol base.

  3. Let it brew in a warm, dark room for 4 days and shake the contents of the container daily.

  4. Then the finished tincture must be filtered and passed through a filter.

  5. Pour the horseradish into a glass bottle and you can start tasting.

Horseradish on moonshine

This old recipe will definitely surprise you with its taste and aroma.


  1. Horseradish root - 100 g

  2. Moonshine - 1 л

  3. Honey - 1 tsp.

  4. Lemon juice - 2 tbsp.

Method of preparation

  1. First, horseradish root must be cleaned and cut into thin strips.

  2. Pour high-quality moonshine into a glass container, transfer the prepared horseradish, add honey and lemon juice.

  3. Let it brew in a dark, dry place for 5-7 days.

  4. After this time, carefully, without shaking the container, strain the horseradish through cheesecloth and pour into glass bottles. If a sediment appears, the drink can be passed through a filter.

Horseradish with spices and garlic


  1. Horseradish root - 1 pc.

  2. Vodka - 750 ml

  3. Celery - 1 stalk

  4. Garlic - 5 cloves

  5. Honey - 80 g

  6. Cinnamon stick - 1 pc.

  7. Black peppercorns - 2 pcs.

Method of preparation

  1. Prepare the products: peel and cut the horseradish into cubes, celery into circles, cut the garlic in half, remove the zest from the lemon, in any way convenient for you.

  2. Put all the prepared ingredients, spices, honey into a container and pour the alcohol base.

  3. Leave to stand for a week in a cool, dark place.

  4. After the specified period, strain and filter the horseradish through a purchased or homemade filter and pour into glass bottles for storage.

Horseradish on alcohol

The whole cooking process will be divided into four days + tincture.


  1. Horseradish root - 150 g

  2. Alcohol (96%) - 1370 ml

  3. Water - 1700 ml

  4. Vanillin - 2 g

  5. Honey - 50 g

  6. Spices to taste - half a tablespoon

The method of preparation

  1. Before cooking, horseradish must be washed, peeled and cut into small circles.

  2. Day 1 - put the prepared horseradish, vanilla and other spices in a glass container, pour 420 ml of alcohol and 100 ml of water. Leave for a day in a dark place.

  3. Day 2 - carefully pour off the alcohol infusion and pour a new batch of 450 ml of alcohol and 300 ml of water.

  4. Day 3 - drain the second infusion and pour it into the first, and pour 500 ml of alcohol and 600 ml of water into the container. Now prepare the honey - pour 200 ml of water over it and leave it in the same place as the tincture.

  5. Day 4 - drain the infusion again, and add 500 ml of water to the spices, shake and pour into a common container, while squeezing the spices and horseradish well through cheesecloth.

  6. Then add honey dissolved in water to the horseradish infusion and let the drink brew until the sediment settles completely.

  7. After that, carefully drain the finished horseradish from the sediment, filter and pour into glass bottles.

Horseradish with mustard


  1. Grated horseradish root (10 cm) - 3 tbsp.

  2. For the vodka - 500 ml

  3. Lemon juice - 2 tbsp.

  4. French mustard in grains - 1 tsp.

The method of preparation

  1. In a glass container, mix honey, mustard, grated horseradish and lemon juice.

  2. Pour the resulting gruel with an alcoholic base and let it brew for 3 days in a warm, dark place.

  3. After the specified time, filter the finished product and pour it into a glass container.

Horseradish quick recipe with hot pepper


  1. Coarsely grated horseradish - 1 cup

  2. Vodka - 1 л

  3. Black peppercorns - 1 tbsp.

  4. Dried hot pepper - 1-2 pcs.

The method of preparation

  1. Mix all ingredients in a glass container and leave in a cool, dark place for a day.

  2. Then you need to strain and filter through a purchased or homemade filter.

  3. Pour into glass bottles and start tasting.

P.S. If you want the tincture to have a pronounced horseradish flavor, you can increase the infusion time to 2-3 days. You can also add 1 tablespoon of honey if desired.

Horseradish in 15 minutes recipe


  1. Horseradish root - 40 g

  2. Vodka - 500 ml

  3. Ginger root - 20 g

  4. Lemon juice - 1 tbsp.

  5. Honey - 1 tsp.

  6. Salt - 1 pinch

The method of preparation

  1. Prepare the horseradish and ginger root, for this you need to peel and grate them on a fine grater.

  2. Salt the ginger-horseradish gruel, pour lemon juice and leave for 5 minutes.

  3. Pour the alcoholic base into a glass container, transfer the gruel and add honey. Now shake well for 5 minutes and let it brew for another 5 minutes.

  4. Then strain the drink and pass it through a filter.

  5. The horseradish is ready and you can start tasting, after pouring it into a glass bottle.

Horseradish from canned horseradish

If you don't have fresh horseradish at hand, you can replace it with canned horseradish.

To prepare horseradish, you can use the first recipe, only at the same time replace one type of horseradish with another.

You can also add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds if desired.

Horseradish with ginger and honey


  1. Horseradish - 3 roots

  2. The vodka - 500 ml

  3. Chopped ginger root - 1 tbsp. л.

  4. Honey - 1 tsp.

The method of preparation

  1. As in other recipes, you first need to prepare the horseradish, for this you need to peel and grate it on a coarse grater.

  2. Now the horseradish shavings must be dried naturally or in the oven to evaporate excess moisture.

  3. Then transfer the prepared horseradish to a glass container and pour it with vodka. Insist 3-7 days in a cool, dark place.

  4. After this time, strain the horseradish tincture and add honey and juice from 1 tablespoon of grated ginger to it.

  5. Leave the drink until the sediment has completely settled and then carefully pour it into a glass bottle.

Tincture "Horseradish"


  1. Horseradish root - 100 g

  2. Sweet bell peppers - 2 pcs.

  3. Mildly hot pepper - 1 pc.

  4. Vodka - 1 л

Method of preparation

  1. Wash the horseradish root with a brush and cut into thin strips.

  2. Peel and cut the pepper into thin slices (do not throw away the seeds).

  3. Put horseradish, peppers and peppercorns in a glass jar, pour vodka, close tightly and put in a cool dark place. After 2 weeks, drain the tincture, strain and pour into a bottle.

  4. Drink the drink very chilled. This is an appetite stimulant, and it is also good for colds.

A simple tincture with horseradish


  1. Vodka - 500 ml

  2. Chopped horseradish root - 4 tbsp. л.

Method of preparation

  1. Pour horseradish into a bottle of vodka, close it and let it stand for 2 days.

  2. Drain the tincture, strain well, pour into a dry bottle and seal tightly.

  3. Store in a dark place.

Horseradish drink benefits and harms

Pros. The horseradish root, from which this drink is prepared, is a storehouse of useful properties, but in the finished tincture this circle is significantly narrowed. But, one way or another, horseradish is famous as a wonderful natural aphrodisiac, it is very useful for men's health, it has also been noticed that horseradish tincture not only increases appetite, but also gives a boost of vigor and energy... Another important advantage of this drink is that it helps fight colds.

If you drink horseradish in moderation, you will never suffer from a hangover.

Cons. Do-it-yourself horseradish vodka can cause burns to the mucous membranes if you overdo it with the addition of the main ingredient during the cooking process.

If you have any diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, liver and thyroid gland, you should be careful when drinking this drink and consult your doctor.

What to eat and how to store horseradish

I would like to say right away that it is better to serve horseradish well chilled, and the first 30-50 ml can be safely drunk without a snack.

For an appetizer, jelly with homemade horseradish is a win-win, but if you prefer meat dishes, then roast pork, baked shank or homemade sausage will perfectly complement horseradish.

Store horseradish in the refrigerator or cellar for no more than a year. Alcoholic tinctures can be stored longer, but you should be wary of the pungent taste, smell, bitterness and cloudiness of the drink.

Update: 12.11.2017

Category: Vodka an Moonshine