Philadelphia, PA - Making your own gin at home is a great way to explore various flavors and combinations. And, you don't have to spend money and gimmicky gin kits. The process is very simple and inexpensive and takes only a couple of hours.
How to Make Gin at Home
All you need is vodka, aromatics, and a glass bottle. Then, infuse the gin overnight in a cool dark place. After the infusion is complete, strain the gin through a coffee filter.
You'll need juniper berries, an evergreen native to North America, Europe, and Asia, to make your gin. Juniper has a long history of medicinal use, and the ancient Egyptians and Romans used it to cure stomach ailments. It was also used to treat kidney and bladder infections throughout history, and Western Europeans planted juniper trees to ward off witches.
After steeping your gin, strain the liquid into sterile bottles. Adding the botanicals will make it more aromatic and tasteful. You can use a sieve or coffee filter to filter the liquid and then use the filtered gin in a glass. This process will remove any impurities, making your homemade gins clearer and more refreshing. It won't change the taste of the alcoholic beverage, so you can enjoy them whenever you want.
If you want to add flavors to your gin, you can always use fresh herbs. The juniper berries are the main ingredient, but dried lavender and fennel seeds can also be used. You can mix juniper berries with cardamom pods, angelica root, and clove for the most intense flavor. steep for 12 hours... Then, shake the jar let it sit for 24-36 hours more, strain it into a new container, and enjoy!
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