I’ve got a bit of a love-hate relationship with gins. I love the huge mix of botanicals and the creativity that goes into making each gin variety different but I have one big Achilles heel – juniper. I kind of hate it in large concentrations and some gins can be HUGE. So for a recent party, I made up a bunch of “Gin Fixins'”. Five basic botanicals extracts that you could add to a base (we use Industry Standard Vodka) to make your own “sorta-kinda-gin”. Yum!

Technical Reserve: gin fixins'

from upper left: cold extracted juniper, lemon, lavender, camomile, and sumac.