DIY Flavored Gin: Easy (Yet Impressive) Infused Recipes

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While you can certainly buy infused gin at your local liquor store, there are limitations to the flavors you're going to find; but, if you've got a little time on your hands, you can actually make your own gin infusion at home. As long as you have some quality gin to spare and fresh ingredients on hand, there aren't any limits to the types of infusions you can make.

Lavender Gin

If you're itching for spring to come early, try this Lavender Gin infusion.

Lavender Gin

Ingredients

  • 5 sprigs lavender
  • 750 mL gin

Instructions

  • In a sealable container like a kilner jar, combine the lavender and gin.
  • Store in a cool, dark space for about five days.
  • Take the jar out and gently shake the ingredients every day, releasing the flavors.
  • After the five days, strain the mixture into a fresh sealable container.

Earl Grey Gin

This Earl Grey Gin infusion recipe is a great way for you to mix your morning tea with your evening night cap.

Earl Grey Gin

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons loose leaf earl grey tea
  • 750 mL gin

Instructions

  • In a sealable container like a kilner jar, combine the earl grey and gin.
  • Store in a cool, dark space for about three days.
  • Take the jar out and gently shake the ingredients every day, releasing the flavors.
  • After the three days, strain the mixture into a fresh sealable container.

Rosemary Gin

Take a few sprigs of rosemary from your herb garden and add it to your favorite gin for a unique gin infusion.

Rosemary Gin

Ingredients

  • 5 sprigs rosemary
  • 750 mL gin

Instructions

  • In a sealable container like a kilner jar, combine the rosemary and gin.
  • Store in a cool, dark space for about five days.
  • Take the jar out and gently shake the ingredients every day, releasing the flavors.
  • After the five days, strain the mixture into a fresh sealable container.

Saffron Gin

Try this exotic infusion recipe which combines brightly colored saffron threads with your favorite gin.

Saffron Gin

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon saffron threads
  • 750 mL gin

Instructions

  • In a sealable container like a kilner jar, combine the saffron threads and gin.
  • Store in a cool, dark space for about five days.
  • Take the jar out and gently shake the ingredients every day, releasing the flavors.
  • After the five days, strain the mixture into a fresh sealable container.

Cucumber Gin

A spring and summer staple, you only need a medium sized organic cucumber and some gin on hand to make this infusion at home.

Cucumber Gin

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic cucumber, sliced
  • 750 mL gin

Instructions

  • In a sealable container like a kilner jar, combine the cucumber and gin.
  • Store in a cool, dark space for about five days.
  • Take the jar out and gently shake the ingredients every day, releasing the flavors.
  • After the five days, strain the mixture into a fresh sealable container.

Basil Gin

Perhaps an unusual infusion, this basil gin can be used in all sorts of spicy and minty cocktails.

Basil Gin

Ingredients

  • 10-15 basil leaves
  • 750 mL gin

Instructions

  • In a sealable container like a kilner jar, combine the basil leaves and gin.
  • Store in a cool, dark space for about five days.
  • Take the jar out and gently shake the ingredients every day, releasing the flavors.
  • After the five days, strain the mixture into a fresh sealable container.

Lime Gin

You can't go wrong with making a Lime Gin infusion as you can use it in nearly every cocktail you'd like to try.

Lime Gin

Ingredients

  • 2 organic limes, quartered
  • 750 mL gin

Instructions

  • In a sealable container like a kilner jar, combine the lime and gin.
  • Store in a cool, dark space for about three days.
  • Take the jar out and gently shake the ingredients every day, releasing the flavors.
  • After the three days, strain the mixture into a fresh sealable container.

Ginger Gin

Perfect for adding warmth and depth to your favorite drinks, this infusion only requires your favorite gin and almost a cup of sliced ginger.

Ginger Gin

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup fresh ginger
  • 750 mL gin

Instructions

  • In a sealable container like a kilner jar, combine the ginger and gin.
  • Store in a cool, dark space for about five days.
  • Take the jar out and gently shake the ingredients every day, releasing the flavors.
  • After the five days, strain the mixture into a fresh sealable container.

Cranberry Gin

This Cranberry Gin infusion is perfect for all palates, no matter if they prefer summer or winter cocktails more.

Cranberry Gin

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh organic cranberry
  • 750 mL gin

Instructions

  • In a sealable container like a kilner jar, combine the cranberry and gin.
  • Store in a cool, dark space for about five days.
  • Take the jar out and gently shake the ingredients every day, releasing the flavors.
  • After the five days, strain the mixture into a fresh sealable container.

Strawberry Gin

You can make an adventure out of this Strawberry Gin infusion recipe by finding a local strawberry patch and picking the strawberries that you need to make the recipe yourself.

Strawberry Gin

Ingredients

  • 2 cups organic strawberry, sliced
  • 750 mL gin

Instructions

  • In a sealable container like a kilner jar, combine the strawberries and gin.
  • Store in a cool, dark space for about a week.
  • Take the jar out and gently shake the ingredients every day, releasing the flavors.
  • After the week, strain the mixture into a fresh sealable container.

Raspberry, Mint, and Lime Gin

For a summery gin, make yourself a raspberry, mint, and lime gin infusion. You'll want to steep this for a week or longer to make sure all of the flavors really come through.

Raspberry, Mint, and Lime Gin

Ingredients

  • 2 organic limes, quartered
  • ½ cup fresh organic raspberry
  • 2 mint sprigs
  • 750 mL gin

Instructions

  • In a sealable container like a kilner jar, combine the lime, raspberry, mint, and gin.
  • Store in a cool, dark space for about a week.
  • Take the jar out and gently shake the ingredients every day, releasing the flavors.
  • After the week, strain the mixture into a fresh sealable container.

Lemon, Ginger, and Honey Gin

This Lemon, Ginger, and Honey Gin is perfect for adding a kick to your morning cup of tea. You'll want to steep this for about five days or longer to make sure all the flavors really come through.

Lemon, Ginger, and Honey Gin

Ingredients

  • 2 organic lemons, quartered
  • 1 cup ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 750 mL gin

Instructions

  • In a sealable container like a kilner jar, combine the lemon, ginger, honey, and gin.
  • Store in a cool, dark space for about five days.
  • Take the jar out and gently shake the ingredients every day, releasing the flavors.
  • After the five days, strain the mixture into a fresh sealable container.

Fruit Salad Gin

Inspired by the interesting fruit salads of the mid-century, this gin infusion combines strawberries, limes, lemons, and basil. You'll want to steep this for a week or longer to make sure all the flavors really come through.

Fruit Salad Gin

Ingredients

  • ½ cup organic strawberry, sliced
  • 1 organic lime, sliced
  • 1 organic lemon, sliced
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 750 mL gin

Instructions

  • In a sealable container like a kilner jar, combine the strawberry, lime, lemon, basil, and gin.
  • Store in a cool, dark space for about a week.
  • Take the jar out and gently shake the ingredients every day, releasing the flavors.
  • After the week, strain the mixture into a fresh sealable container.

Blueberry Orange Gin

This Blueberry Orange Gin infusion balances sweetness with tartness in a deliciously simple way.

Blueberry Orange Gin

Ingredients

  • 2 organic oranges, wedged
  • 1 cup organic blueberries
  • 750 mL gin

Instructions

  • In a sealable container like a kilner jar, combine the orange wedges and blueberries.
  • Store in a cool, dark space for about three days.
  • Take the jar out and gently shake the ingredients every day, releasing the flavors.
  • After the three days, strain the mixture into a fresh sealable container.

Let Your Creative Juices Flow

You're only limited by how far your imagination (and taste buds) stretch when you're making gin infusion recipes. Try out a few single ingredient infusions to get a hang of the process before jumping into complex mixtures, but don't throw out the infusions that you aren't happy with. They might only need a little more time to age on the shelf before they'll turn into the best flavored gin you've ever tried.

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