47707Re: [Distillers] Making Gin
- Feb 6, 2011My recipe goes something like this:
x = Juniper berries
x/2 = ground corriander
x/10 = cinnamon
x/10 = Licorice root
x/10 = Almonds
x/10 = Angelica root
x/100 = Fresh Lemon peel
x/100 = Calamus root
x/100 = Orris root
If x = 100g Juniper, procidure is such:
Grind spices in blender.
Steam distillation on stovetop in a tea pot or converted pressure cooker for a boiler.
Add 1L of 80 proof neutral alcohol, and collect a 750mL bottle of it.
Blend to taste with 80 proof neutral alcohol. Shake up martini.
For longer storage of the essence, add some azeotropic ethanol distillate to boost the ABV to over 70%. This will keep the essential oils in solution.
Store concentrate out of light.
Martini Preference: Shaken, not stirred.
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