Gin in decanters with orange peel

Christmas gin

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Prep: 5 mins plus 1 hr steeping

Easy

makes 700ml

Create your own bespoke Christmas gin with our easy recipe, full of fruity flavours and aromatic spices. Give as a homemade gift or try a festive G&T

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per 25ml serving

  • kcal60
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs0.1g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0.1g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 700ml bottle of vodka
    Vodka

    Vodka

    vod-ka

    Originally associated with Russia, Slavonic, Baltic and Scandinavian countries, vodka has become…

  • 2 tbsp juniper berries
  • strip of orange peel
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Method

  1. Open the bottle of vodka and add the juniper berries, orange peel, cloves and cinnamon. (If you prefer a stronger flavour, bruise the juniper berries using a pestle and mortar first.) Put the lid back on the bottle and leave in a cool, dark place for 12-24 hrs, but no more, or the flavours may become imbalanced.

  2. Strain the infused vodka into a jug through a fine sieve (or a coffee filter works well), then pour back into a clean bottle. Will keep for several months in a cool dark place. Mix with tonic or in a martini.

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twinkle
17th Dec, 2019
Very good question, why do you need a bottle of vodka
rtight
29th Nov, 2019
Christmas Gin made with vodka?
chocolateheaven
20th Nov, 2019
Why does Christmas Gin use vodka?
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