I have not always been a gin fan, but since we toured a local distillery called Du Nord and learned the process I’ve taken an interest. There are several ways to make gin but in my layman interpretation it’s a infusion or as they call it compounding botanicals with the spirits. Sounds like stuff I like to do. For christmas I received this pretty pink bottle of cranberry gin. It was delicious and an instant favorite. The recipe is so simple and easy to make. It is now on a sip and repeat cycle at my home.
- Sterilise your bottles by washing them in hot soapy water, rinsing and then placing in an oven on a low heat until completely dry.
- Allow to cool
- Add the Craisons and cover with the gin.
- Seal the bottle and leave to infuse. Shake the bottle up like once a day or so. Place the bottle in a dark cool location.
- After just a few days you will see the gin go from being perfectly clear to pink and then bright red!
- Let infuse for 14 days.
- Serve chilled on ice with sparkling water and a wedge of lime.