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Gin Botanical Recipes

Gin Botanical Recipes

The following are some of the most common botanicals as well as dosage guidelines.

These guidelines apply to 1L of spirit and can be adjusted to suit your preference.

 

Juniper Berries (10 - 30g) - Adds a ‘gin’ character with robust floral flavours and complex floral and pine notes.

Coriander Seeds (1 - 15g) - Adds a bright citrus and punchy flavours. Used in most gin recipes.

Cassia Sticks (1 - 4g) - Adds cinnamon flavours, a lingering warmth and a fresh kick.

Ginger Powder (0.1 - 0.3) - Adds a punchy spice and burn with a Rooty character

Nutmeg (0.1 - 0.3) - Adds woody notes, gentle spice and a lingering tingly mouthfeel.

Cardamon Pods (0.1 - 0.3) - Adds a fresh menthol flavour and cooling mouthfeel with spice notes

Fresh Orange Peel (5 - 10cm don’t include the bitter pith) - Adds a fresh orange flavour and aroma

Fresh Lemon Peel (5 - 10cm don’t include the bitter pith) - Adds a fresh lemon flavour and a light sweetness

Fresh Grapefruit Peel (5 - 10cm don’t include the bitter pith) - Adds a fresh grapefruit and citrus zing

Cumin Seeds (0.1 - 0.3) - Adds complex spice notes reminiscent of Indian spice shops

Fennel Seeds (0.1 - 0.3) - Adds complex spice notes with a anise flavour

Dried Lemongrass (teaspoon - tablespoon) - Adds light lemon flavours and a mellow grassiness/herbal note

Star Anise (0.1 - 0.3) - Adds liquorish notes with gentle warming spice tones

Dried Rose Petals (Teaspoon - Tablespoon) - Adds a rose perfume and a pink colouring

Almond (0.1 - 0.3)  - Adds sweetness 

Licorice root (1 - 5g) - Adds a woody herbal flavour

Grains of paradise (1 - 5g) - Adds a light spice and peppery notes

Orris Root (0.1 - 0.5g) - Adds earthy notes and helps bind flavours together.

Angelica root (1 - 5g) - Adds woody flavours and earthy tones. Assists in bringing other flavours together.

 

RECIPES - MAKES 1 LITRE

 

Gin Base - Use to craft your own gin recipes

Juniper Berries 15g

Coriander Seeds 2g

 

Gordon’s Style Dry Gin

Juniper Berries 22g

Coriander Seeds 10g

Cassia Stick 2g

Ginger Powder 0.15g

Nutmeg 0.15g

 

Tiger Gin Style

Juniper Berries 20g

Coriander Seeds 10g

Angelica Root 2g

Orris Root 0.2g

Cassia Stick 2g

Lemon Peel 5cm shaving (No Pith)

Orange Peel 5cm shaving (No Pith)

Cardamon 0.2g

Nutmeg 0.1g

 

Plymouth Style Gin

Juniper Berries 20g

Coriander Seeds 10g

Orange Peel 5cm shaving (No Pith)

Lemon Peel 5cm Shaving (No Pith)

Cardamon 0.2g

Orris Root 0.2g

 

Citadell Style Gin (France)

Juniper 20g

Coriander 7g

Cassia 1.5g

Lemon Peel 5cm Shaving (No Pith)

Ginger 0.1g

Nutmeg 0.1g

Cumin Seeds 0.1g

Fennel Seeds 0.1g

Star Anise 0.1g

Cardamon Pods 0.1g

 

Lemon Ginger Gin

Juniper Berries 15g

Coriander 6g

Cassia Stick 2g

Lemon Peel 5cm Shaving (No Pith)

Dried Lemongrass 1.5g

Dried Ginger 0.25g

 

 

 

Hendricks Style Gin

Juniper Berries 15g

Coriander Seeds 5g

Half a cucumber Sliced Into Sticks
Dried Rose Petals 1.5g

Cardamon Pod 0.2g

Black Peppercorn 0.2g

Lemon Peel 5cm Shaving 1g (No Pith)

Orange Peel 5cm Shaving 1g (No Pith)

 

Winter Berry Pink Gin

Juniper Berries 22g

Coriander Seeds 6g

Dried Rose Petals 1g

Dried Ginger 0.2g

Cassia Stick 2g

Frozen Mixed Berries 150g

Cardamon Pod 0.1g

 

Rhubarb Gin

500g Rhubarb Boiled and strained to remove rhubarb

Boil down and add 100g sugar

Top up with vodka to 1L then soak

Juniper Berries 22g

Coriander Seeds 10g

Cassia Stick 2g

Ginger Powder 0.15g

Nutmeg 0.15g

 

Chai Spice Gin

Juniper Berries 15g

Cassia Sticks 4g

Ginger Powder 0.3g

Nutmeg 0.3g

Cardamon Pods 0.3g

Black Tea 4g

Star Anise 0.1g

 

Lavender and Rosemary Gin

Juniper Berries 17g

Coriander Seeds 5g

Rosemary 0.5g

Lavender 0.5g

Fennel Seed 0.2g

Black Peppercorn 0.1

Cardamon Pods 0.2g

Grapefruit Gin

Juniper Berries 14g

Coriander Seeds 6g

Cassia Stick 2g

Ginger Powder 0.15g

Nutmeg 0.15g

Grapefruit Peel 10cm Shaving 2g (No Pith)

 

Fresh Bite Gin

Juniper Berries 20g

Cardamon Pods 0.8g

Coriander Seeds 6g

Dried Lemongrass 1g

Orange Peel 10cm Shaving 2g (No Pith)

Cassia Stick 2g

 

Orange and Star Anise Gin

Juniper Berries 22g

Cardamon Pods 0.4g

Coriander Seeds 4g

Orange Peel 10cm Shaving 2g (No Pith)

4 Star Anise

 

Beefeater Style Gin

Juniper Berries 20g

Coriander Seeds 10g

Angelica Root 2g

Cassia Sticks 2g

Liquorish Root 4g

Bitter Orange Peel 0.2g

Lemon Peel 5cm Shaving (No Pith)

 

Bombay Sapphire Style Gin

Juniper Berries 22g

Coriander Seeds 8g

Cassia Sticks 2g

Liquorish Root 4g 

Grains of Paradise 0.2g

Cubeb Berries 2g

Lemon Peel 5cm Shaving (No Pith)

Angelica Root 2g

Orris Root 0.2g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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