Compound gin

Compound gin

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Prep: 5 mins no cook


makes 700ml

Using just a few ingredients, you can create your own bespoke blend of compound gin - equally perfect for presents or your own drinks cabinet

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal59
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs0g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g


  • 700ml bottle good quality vodka (we used a rye vodka)



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

  • 2 tbsp juniper berries
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • pinch dried rose petals
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
    Coriander seed

    Coriander seed

    kor-ee-and-er seed

    The small, creamy brown seeds of the coriander plant give dishes a warm, aromatic and slightly…

  • strip of lemon peel


  1. Open the bottle of vodka and add the rest of the ingredients. For a stronger flavour it’s a good idea to bruise the cardamom pods and juniper berries in a pestle and mortar first. Put the lid back on the bottle and leave in a cool dark place for 24 hrs.

  2. Strain the infused mixture into a jug through a sieve lined with coffee filter paper, then pour back into the bottle to store. Will keep for months in a cool dark place. Use as you would any gin, so great with tonic or in a Martini.

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10th Dec, 2018
This is so tasty. My husband says that it's the best gin he's ever tasted. I'm not sure about that, but we certainly were happy sipping it neat. It's so easy too-- no waiting a month for it to mature, and it was quick to filter.
31st Dec, 2016
Gin or vodka?or is the point to mark the vodka taste like gin? I haven't tried this yet, but am already looking for new ideas for the 2017 hampers, so will be looking again at this recipe
23rd Dec, 2017
Gin is essentially vodka flavoured with various botanicals. The infusion takes place after the distillation process has finished so this recipe will give you something not too far removed from proper gin.
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