Nastoika

Nastoika

 

a sweet or dry alcoholic beverage. Sweet nastoiki are prepared from a blend of alcohol infusions, fruit juices, sugar syrup, rectified alcohol, citric acid, and softened water. Dry nastoiki constitute a blend of alcoholic infusions made from various herbs, roots, seeds, leaves, the rinds of citrus fruits, flavored alcohols, alcoholic solutions of essential oils, rectified alcohol, and softened water. Sweet nastoiki are aged for two days, and dry nastoiki for one day.

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3 Dvortsovaya square, St Petersburg Even if Russian New Year's celebrations are family affairs and a good excuse to down lots of vodka and nastoika, the homemade liqueur, there are noisy midnight festivities in St Petersburg, made all the more thrilling because of the freezing temperatures.