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Strawberry-Infused Gin

This strawberry-infused gin can be used for cocktails in place of regular gin.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Alcohol, Cocktail, Gin
Servings: 12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Strawberries, Rinsed
  • 16-18 oz Gin
  • 3-5 Juniper Berries (Optional)

Instructions

  • Remove the leaves and stem of each strawberry, then use a paring knife to cut out the core.
  • Slice the strawberries. The slices can be thick and still work. 3-5 slices per strawberry will do.
  • Place the strawberries in a quart-size Ball jar or other receptacle and cover with gin. (If you are considering adding juniper berries, see note.) Store in refrigerator for 5-7 days.
  • After 5-7 days, drain gin into a second container and discard strawberries. You can get a little extra gin out of the strawberries by mashing them slightly with a wooden spoon, waiting a few minutes, then draining again.

Notes

I would recommend starting with a gin that has a moderate amount of juniper, such as Beefeater, but if you’re gin isn’t very juniper heavy, you can add a few juniper berries at the beginning of the process, or wait until the strawberries are done infusing and taste again before making that decision.