Homemade gin diary: Day 5

Bottling and naming!

1y ago

My "Make your own gin at home" experiment has arrived at its conclusion. Since the last post, I've let the gin rest for a couple of days. Now it's time to pour it into a bottle, add a fancy label and, obviously, try it.

If you have no idea of what I'm talking about, you can find the first post here. Long story short, I tried to make my own gin at home, using vodka and some botanicals as a starter.

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Choosing a name was a hard task, and I appreciated all the suggestions in the comments under the previous posts; but in the end I decided to name my gin after the comment that made me laugh the most.

Here it is! Thanks to Alessandro for the funny definition!

Hammond's Water is fairly appropriate, because I have to say that I've started to drink G&T (and to appreciate gin) because I was curious after seeing Hammond often portrayed with a G&T in hand. Generally, I'm not a fan of cocktails, but gin and G&T has conquered my heart – so here we are!

Due to the orange peels I've added in great quantity, the color is still orange-ish. We'll find out about the taste in the next (and last) post!

Let me know what you think in the comments, and thanks for reading!

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Comments (11)

  • this is riveting. I'm looking forward to reading a book about it. It's certainly a damn sight better than 50 Shades of Apricot Jam (you didn't think I'd say this out loud, did ya? Well, I did)

      1 year ago
    • Of course it will be part of my next book "Broken like a cigarette in a pocket" the sequel of the well known "Just some broken dream and cigarettes". You will find a chapter about the transcendental process of making Gin and how it helped me to...

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        1 year ago
    • yeah but I remember when we had nothing. Nothing but cold hands, broken dreams and cigarettes in my pocket

        1 year ago
  • I guess β€˜Grandpa’s Cough Syrup’ was too generic. I love this post. Great name.

      1 year ago
  • hhahahahahhahahahah.... I love it!

      1 year ago