Blackwood Dry Gin is gin based on alcohol distilled from barley and maize. It is a pale green colour, and has a more intense aroma than many other gins. It is called a vintage gin, not because it’s aged, which it’s not, but because the botanicals used in it change each year so that each…
Here are directions and ingredients for a classic, pure authentic Martini recipe.
Genever Gin is made in the Netherlands. The alcohol is made from malted barley and either rye or corn. The ratio is usually 50/50. The mash is distilled, then the alcohol reduced to 50 or 55%, then distilled again with juniper berries and flavourings. The list of possible flavourings is a shorter one than for…
Gin is basically flavoured vodka. Its base, a neutral grain alcohol is made from rye, or corn, and malted barley. For Gins in the category of London Dry, a ratio of 3 corn to 1 barley is considered good. The mash is distilled to around 90% alcohol, then reduced to 60% alcohol, then distilled again,…
The 19th of October is International Gin & Tonic Day. Why not plan a zoom G&T session with far-flung friends around the world today?
Juniper Berries © Denzil Green Juniper Berries have a bitter, astringent taste with a bit of resinous pine flavour to them. Drying mellows their flavour. They are used as a spice in cooking. Oil from the berries is used to make gin. The berries do indeed, as the name would imply, come from Juniper bushes….
The juniper-berries make a change from the standard-issue cloves. And what’s not to like about a gin-soaked main course?
The 9th of April is National Gin & Tonic Day in the U.S. You can join in wherever you are in the world. You could designate this your first G&T of the summer!
Be wary of Negroni cocktails, as they go down all too easily, particularly on warm summer evenings.
Rosebud is a mild, light, refreshing drink.
The second Saturday of June is World Gin Day. It has been designated as a day to celebrate and enjoy gin. Its refreshing floral notes are perfect for a summer weekend.