Cloves are one of the most popular spices in the world. Its use is primarily associated with meat and fish dishes. It is difficult to imagine canning without this spice.
For example, the Egyptians made a necklace from fragrant carnations and decorated the dead with them. And in China, the courtiers could get to the emperor only if they chewed a clove.
Carnation has anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties. It was believed that carnation necklaces can ward off the plague from the house, and boiling the buds can get rid of cholera.
In Asian and Arab countries, cloves are added to vegetable dishes, drinks and sweets. In their homeland in Indonesia, in the Moluccas, cloves are added to tobacco. The sweet smell of these cigarettes fills the restaurants and homes of Indonesia.
With the help of cloves, bitter gastric liqueurs, hot drinks with wine, punch, compotes and fruit juices are made. Hindus, using cloves as a pain reliever, are confident that the regular use of this spice will not only improve mood, but also significantly increase sexual activity. I would like to offer you some alcoholic drinks with the addition of cloves.
Moonlight Carnation Cocktail
Combine 250 ml of water with a liter of white table wine, add a few cloves there and bring to a boil.
Mash two egg yolks with four tablespoons of sugar until white. Put the resulting mass on low heat.
Continuing to stir, pour in the hot wine without removing from the heat until a foam forms. Do not bring to a boil! Biscuits are good for this cocktail.
Cocktail with cloves "Winter Mojito"
A pleasant cocktail that you can easily prepare while sitting at home. It is enough to prepare mint tea in advance, in which to boil a few cloves.
Then add honey, sugar (to taste) to tea, pour in rum. You can decorate the Winter Mojito cocktail with cloves with mint leaves.
Mulled wine classic
Pour cloves (6-7 pieces) into the Turk and nutmeg to taste. Pour one third of a glass of water into a Turk. Boil. Boil for one minute and infuse for 10 minutes.
Heat a bottle of dry red wine in a saucepan. Pour the contents of the turkey into a saucepan. At the same time, add one tablespoon of sugar.
Non-alcoholic cocktail with cloves "Evening in Edelweiss"
Mash a few blackberries, add 30 ml of almond syrup, 20 ml of sea buckthorn jam, 30 g of blackberry puree, add 1 g of chili pepper, a few cloves, a cinnamon stick and 100 ml of water. Heat all this without boiling.
The history of this drink is rooted in Hemingway's stories about a bar located in the Alpine mountains. The dream of the locals was to get to their favorite bar, Edelweiss, to enjoy a hot drink after their time skiing.
Sitting in front of the fireplace, they ordered a cocktail with cloves, looked at the fire and recalled the most pleasant moments of life.