So I tried to make gin at home after reading the chapter on extractions using a iSi whipper in the Liquid Intelligence book.
- 2 grams juniper berries
- 1 gram each of dry minced orange peel, minced dry lemon peel
- .5 gram lavender
Where did I get the idea that a gin should have these things? Well, juniper is a no brainer. But the others come from reading the labels of various gins that I enjoy and then looking around Portland to see what I could easily find.
Then you put that in a whipper with .5 cup of everclear and .5 cup of water for a 40% ABV gin. Charge with 1 nitrous canister, shake for 30 seconds. Add a second charge of nitrous and shake hard and let sit for exactly 2 minutes. Vent as quickly as you can (put something on the nozzle as it might spit). Open the whipper and let sit for 4 minutes. Then listen for the bubbling to slow down. When the bubbling has settles filter through a coffee filter.
Give that a taste. It’s not the best gin in the world but I have to say there are plenty of gin out there I’ve payed money for that tastes worse. Not bad for a first try.