INFUSING YOUR GIN
We explained to you how to make your home gin a few months ago, and here is another interesting experience to do to continue in the field. You can work either from your gin or the one of your choice. Ideally, it is better to leave with a classic gin since you will transform to personalize it according to your tastes.
One of the simplest things is to go with small red berries, for example raspberries, to put the contents of a tray in a jar with gin, to let everything rest for about a week, until you get a nice color and a good perfume, then filter everything before bottling. And do not deprive yourself of eating the fruits.
If you like the taste of black truffles, only one of medium size sliced finely, will be enough to get in a week, a perfect gin to make fat and beefy martinis very dry.
You can also brew your favorite tea. Three bags are enough for a bottle and the result takes only one hour! “Earl Gray” gin is very popular.
Elderflower and cucumber are fine, but you can try it with lavender, lemongrass, rhubarb, grapefruit or star anise. Again, give free rein to your imagination according to your tastes and seasonal products.
You would like a woody taste, soak some chips of oak, maple, walnut, cherry … or barrels used to age wine or other spirits. Do tastings regularly to find the balance that suits you.
A little more complex, smoking … There are now kitchen appliances, but in a more traditional way, it takes a barbecue charcoal. Place your gin in the freezer the day before. After lighting the barbecue, soak your pieces of wood in water. When the charcoal goes to the embers stage, put the frozen gin in a metal bowl, drain the wood chips and put them directly on the embers to get flavored smoke. Place the bowl on the cooking rack and close the lid about twenty minutes. There you go !
By the way, for those who do not like gin, it is also possible to do all this with vodka.
Do not hesitate to tell us about your experiences.