Tincture of Benzoin

In many of the recipes that follow, you will use tincture of benzoin. You can make your own as follows:

Power two ounces of benzoin gum and add 4 oz. of water and 12 oz. of alcohol. Keep this mixture tightly capped and bottled for two weeks and shake daily. If you prefer, a teaspoon of glycerin may be added. After two weeks strain and bottle the liquid for use.