With the winter weather behind us and more sunshine on the way we've been day dreaming about spring garden parties and cocktails. We recently stumbled across GinKit's artisian gin making kits and were lucky enough to dabble in the art of gin making. With just a humble bottle of vodka and the contents of the kit we were able to create a delicious and unique gin all of our own.
Tell us about GinKit, where did it all begin and what was your vision?
We love Gin, its that simple. Not many people realise how Gin is actually made and that you can create your very own compound gin at home. Its a great experience to make your own gin and we wanted to share that experience with everybody.
What is included in your Artisan Gin Making Kit and why have you chosen these items?
The Gin Kit includes all the tools necessary to make your own Artisan Gin. We bundled the items together and had custom copper hardware made just for the premium kit. Who doesnt love copper right now! The booklet is also very informative and touches on how each botanicals provided its own unique character to the gin. You can even explore and include spices and herbs from your pantry into your gin.
What exactly is gin and what makes it the best liquor to have on hand?
Gin is literally a neutral spirit that has been flavoured with juniper and select botanicals. There are literally hundreds of variations and botanicals used to make Gin. So each distiller has there very own secret recipe.
Can you give us some ginspiration, what is one of your favourite artisan gin cocktails?
The Gin Grapefruit Cocktail is super delish!
- 50ml Gin
- 50ml Fresh grapefruit juice
- 30ml Simple syrup
- Sparkling water or soda water
- 1 Grapefruit and rosemary to garnish
For instructions on how to make it, visit the GinKit Website
What does the future hold for GinKit?
We will be releasing a standard version of the Gin Kit in the next month or so. Its a smaller version from the Premium Kit and offers the same gin making experience.
We look forward to experimenting further with GinKit and testing a range of concoctions. You can get more information via the GinKit website.