Sarah and her husband own a local company called The Homemade Gin Kit. They launched the company one year ago right here in the DC area and were the first company selling a kit like this! Most people don't realize that it is possible to make a small batch of gin at home without costly (and illegal) distilling equipment.
Keith is a gin drinker. So when Sarah reached out to me to try it out for myself, I asked Keith if he'd be interested. Of course, he said yes.
|All the tools you need (minus the vodka), packed up nicely in a box.|
|First, you add the juniper berries and let soak for 24 hours.|
|After 24 hours, the liquid will be slightly colored. Next, add the botanical mixture. Shake thoroughly and let sit for another 12 hours.|
|Finally, strain the liquid into the glass jars provided. Some berries and herbs will remain on the bottom of the bottle.|