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Gin is a distilled alcoholic drink that derives its predominant flavour from juniper berries (Juniperus communis).Gin originated as a medicinal liquor made by monks in Italy. This was followed by other monks and alchemists across Europe, particularly Southern France, Flanders and the Netherlands, to provide aqua vita from distillates of grapes and grains. It then became an object of commerce in the spirits industry. Gin emerged in England after the introduction of the jenever, a Dutch and Belgian liquor that was originally a medicine. Although this development had been taking place since early 17th century, gin became widespread after the William of Orange-led 1688 Glorious Revolution and subsequent import restrictions on French brandy.
Gin today is produced in different ways from a wide range of herbal ingredients, giving rise to a number of distinct styles and brands. After juniper, gin tends to be flavoured with botanical/herbal, spice, floral or fruit-flavours or often a combination. It is most commonly consumed mixed with tonic water. Gin is also often used as a base spirit to produce flavoured gin-based liqueurs such as, for example, sloe gin, traditionally by the addition of fruit, flavourings and sugar.
Slippery When Wet Cocktail
Makes 1 drink
1 large or 2 small ripe strawberries, halved
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce undiluted honey
2 ounces gin
1 heaping teaspoon plain Greek yogurt
GARNISH: freshly ground black pepper and a vertical slice of strawberry
BEE'S KNEES COCKTAIL
Makes 1 cocktail
1/2 oz honey syrup (see step 1)
1 oz lemon juice
2 oz gin
Lemon twist, for garnish
To make the honey syrup: Combine equal parts honey and water (say, 2 tablespoons each if you’re only making a few cocktails) in a microwave-safe bowl...
I was thinking, (alert the media) and this gin stares me in the face. As I said in the other thread, I would like to get rid of it, but to just give it away ? I think not, I have s o m e money but like the letters it it spread out. (I also want to see about a small annuity)
So, how to cook...
Last bottle I had was not, it was years ago. However I drink too much beer. It is not a matter of the alcohol, I could drink more and not get too out of it. It is the volume, the bulk of liquid, plus a friend of mine who knows things told me there is nasty stuff in there. For one formaldehyde...
A half of non-gluten hamburger bun (made of rice flour, tapioca, yeast, salt, store bought)
1 tablespoon gin
100 g cream cheese
100 g condensed milk
about 50-70 g powdered sugar (eyemeasured)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 drops of green food colour
So the unthinkable has happened and I've got a bottle of really good gin that won't come out of the bottle. When I try to pour it, the liquid inside the bottle moves but won't come out. Has this ever happened to any of you? What can I do?
Bit of an afternoon delight...
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp dried juniper berries slightly bashed
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1/2 orange juiced
1/2 grapefruit juiced
1/2 lemon juiced
Sparkling grape juice
Make a syrup with the water, sugar, berries, and...
Poached Fennel, Apple, and Juniper Mahi-Mahi
About a pound (450 grams) of mahi-mahi fillet, or any other firm white-fleshed fish. Leave skin on, if it comes that way.
1-2 ounces / 30-55 grams dried juniper berries.
1/4 cup / 60 mL gin.
About 6 ounces / 170 grams...
As I mentioned in the Challenge thread, I was inspired by Hemulen; specifically, I was fascinated by the Ceviche propio de Hemulen. I wondered how seemingly aggressive flavors would play on a fish. I thought about making that exact recipe (and I think I will someday), but I decided instead to...
Mix 0,5 dl orange juice, 0,5 dl cranberry juice, 0,5 dl soda water, 4 cl gin and a handful of crushed ice. Serve in a tall glass. Garnish with orange.
I think I've had enough (competition entries) now.
Removed this one. <hickup>
10 leaves fresh basil
2 ounces simple syrup
2 ounces lemon juice
4 ounces good quality gin
Combine basil leaves, simple syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker.Crush the basil till bruised with a muddler, which will release the...