As I announced yesterday, I'm going to explore the territory of homemade gin. You can find the previous post here.
Today I started the making process, and first of all I'm going to show you the botanicals I've selected.
Juniper berries (obviously); the base of every gin.
Cinnamon (half a stick)
It's the first time I've made something like this, and my knowledge about botanicals and spices is very low to be brutality honest. The ones I've selected are all very strong in flavour, and I have no idea about what the result will be.
Tomorrow I'm going to add orange peels and decide if it accentuates the flavour some of the above mentioned botanicals.
First of all I had to sterilise a jar, boiling it for a while.
The rest of the procedure, as you can see, is very simple: put the botanicals in the jar and pour vodka on it. A piece of cake!
My homemade Gin is now resting in a cold and dark place. Meanwhile, I should start to think what to write on the label to put on the bottle once it's ready.