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Flavouring Gin- D.I.Y.

by Fern McCoy on 3rd July 2018 No comments

Bet you didn’t know how easy it is to infuse your Mr Hobbs Gin from the comfort of your own home.

We have put together instructions for infusing/ flavouring your Mr Hobbs Gin- we do hope you enjoy.

For the base spirit we are going to use Mr Hobbs Gin, in it’s natural form this is a fairly citrussy gin so we need to go for flavours which are going to compliment it.

Something nice to do when infusing gin is to observe herbs and fruits which are currently in Season. It’s the month of July now which means things like blackcurrants, fennel, mint, nectarines, pomegranate, rhubarb, strawberry and watercress are at their very best currently in the UK. Dried spices such as lemongrass or cardamom are easily accessible and would work just as well as fresh ingredients.

Not everything is going to necessarily be to your personal taste though so sometimes taking a small amount of the gin and experimenting will be an effective way to decipher exactly which infusions are to your palate.

Top tip- Different items will take different amounts of time to flavour your gin if left in the bottle or container to steep. As a rule of thumb use the following guide:

Strong spices e.g. Cardamom will take less than a day.

Berries will take between 3 – 4 weeks.

Milder additions such as Lemongrass may be a month plus.

These processes can be speeded up hugely by introducing the gin to heat whilst the infusion takes place, pop everything in a saucepan over a medium flame and warm the gin through. Do not allow it to boil though, just give it the taste test throughout until perfectly satisfied with the results.

How to serve

Take the mixture and pass it through a muslin cloth (if heated, allow to cool). Pour it into your fanciest glasses and test your friends taste buds as a dinner aperitif perhaps. There’s no right or wrong way to drink your new tipple, just have some fun and pick your favourite’s

Once sealed and stored correctly in a dark cupboard, your latest concoctions will have a shelf life of around 1 year.

If this all sounds like ‘infusion confusion’, just pick up a bottle of ready made Mr Hobbs Gin fruit flavoured liqueur and add something sparkly such as soda water or prosecco- SHOP HERE.

Fern McCoyFlavouring Gin- D.I.Y.

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