Making homemade gin is surprisingly easy and incredibly delicious. Enjoy this spiced spirit as is or use it for your next craft cocktail recipe.
While authentic gin requires a second distillation after infusion, don’t let that stop you from creating gin at home. This homemade style of gin is often called compound gin, made from vodka and spices. It may not be clear like authentic gin, but it is just as flavorful.
Submitted by: Lonnie from Chicago, IL
Yield: 1 -750 ml bottle's worth
Put juniper in a quart jar, pour vodka. Cap the jar tightly and let it infuse for twelve hours or overnight.
After twelve hour pre-soak, add the rest of the herbs and spices to the vodka. Let sit and infuse for 36 to 72 hours.
Strain the infused gin into another jar using a fine mesh sieve. Store in a bottle or jar in a cool, dark place for up to a year.
Interesting note: the gin will turn a pale yellow color after infusion. Best served ice-cold on the rocks. Dust the rim of the glass with fine Tellicherry pepper.