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Christmas gin

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • 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

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per 25ml serving
NutrientUnit
kcal60
fat0g
saturates0g
carbs0.1g
sugars0g
fibre0.1g
protein0g
salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 700ml bottle of vodka
  • 2 tbsp juniper berries
  • strip of orange peel
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2019

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