There are a number of great flavoured gin recipes available online, including ones for rhubarb gin – a fantastically refreshing and fruity drink to try for summer.
But what exactly is rhubarb gin, and can you make it yourself? Here, ILoveGin explore one great yet simple and easy to follow rhubarb gin recipe, as well as answers to frequently asked questions around rhubarb gin.
Yes, in theory gin can be seen as vodka flavoured with particular ingredients. Gin is essentially a neutral spirit that’s been flavoured with juniper berries – Vodka being a neutral spirit.
One of the defining characteristics of gin, which all traditional gins must have to be classed as such by law, is a predominant flavour of juniper. In addition to this, both gin and vodka must have an ABV (alcohol by volume) content of 37.5% or more, as is the case with all spirits.
Therefore, if you flavour some vodka with juniper and other botanicals, you’ll have made gin. This is something that many gin-lovers will try out for themselves, with a whole host of fantastic online homemade gin recipes to try out.
Gin clubs are completely worth it if you pick one that best accommodates to what you’re looking for.
There are many gin-lovers throughout the UK who love exploring new and exciting variations of this tipple. However, it can sometimes be difficult finding gins that meet your tastes and preferences without spending a fair amount of money, and unfortunately, some money on bottles you discover you don’t actually like.
Gin clubs help provide a cost-effective way to discover a whole range of different gins, providing just a taste of exciting bottles along with information on the spirits to help members to expand on their gin knowledge, and hopefully find some new-found favourites along the way!
Pink gin does not have a universal taste, meaning it can vary depending on the type you go for. While pink gins might look similar, not all of them will taste the same, the gins labelled as pink gin offering up a range of various fresh and fragrant flavours.
A lot of pink gins will have a berry component to them, infused with ingredients like strawberries, raspberries, grapefruit, rose petals and more. The infusion of these pink ingredients are what can give the gin its eye-catching pink colouring, which has helped in popularising the drink alongside the sweet and fruity flavours it can offer.
Here, ILoveGin explore this enormously popular tipple, including the types on offer, what it goes well with and more.
Nearly all gin is vegan – we say nearly as some gins may contain honey, while others can be produced using animal products. However, the use of animal products in gin is rare, making nearly all gins suitable for vegans.
Gin is typically made from barley, wheat, or another base of grain, various botanicals (e.g., Juniper berries) and water. There is a set process in which these ingredients are added to create the gin, which will be explored later in this article.
ILoveGin works with a whole host of experienced craft gin distillers, dedicated and passionate about their gin – all of which are included in our gin subscription boxes. However, while our partners have years of training and experience helping them to master-craft their product, for those wanting to make their own gin at home, the process can be pretty straightforward to follow!