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…
Classic Stirred Not Shaken Martini
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: Types of gin, cooking tips, and history
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,…
International Gin & Tonic Day
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….
Limerick Ham Recipe
The juniper-berries make a change from the standard-issue cloves. And what’s not to like about a gin-soaked main course?
National Gin & Tonic Day
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!
Negroni Cocktail Recipe
Be wary of Negroni cocktails, as they go down all too easily, particularly on warm summer evenings.
Rosebud is a mild, light, refreshing drink.
World Gin Day
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.