Did you know that vodka and gin begin life as essentially the same? Gin is artfully infused vodka with aromatics, fruits, spices and botanicals. For this you pay a premium! Why not use a nice neutral inexpensive clear vodka for about $10, and infuse it yourself to achieve a delicious compound gin just as nice as higher end brands which cost so much more! AND impress your friends!
Cherry Gal ORGANIC DO IT YOURSELF GIN KIT includes three cheesecloth bags of (1) organic juniper berries and (2) main organic botanicals, aromatics, fruits and spices (3) optional additional botanicals. You buy the vodka, so this is completely legal! It takes only two to three steeps totaling 36 - 48 hours to create your gin. [The third optional bag of botanicals should only be steeped for a short time (2-4 hours)]. If you want to do a final infusion with fresh cucumber (which is used by Hendricks) add a few more hours in the fridge. Strain several times using the cheesecloth "bags" inside a fine mesh strainer or use coffee filters (takes longer, but makes it clearer). Then bottle and refrigerate. The contents are balanced for infusing a 750ml bottle of vodka and creating a delightful and delicious home made compound gin with botanicals hue. Enjoy!