The Brellis House


Homemade ‘Gin’

Posted on March 8th, 2013 by Dan

We’ve made this recipe a couple times and really like it. It’s more like a chartreuse than a gin, but it’s still really good in a gin and tonic. Plus you can change around the recipe according to your tastes. We put together this recipe based on a few others that we found online, but every time we’ve made it we’ve changed it a little bit. juniper berriesgin ingredientsIngredients

  • 1 cup vodka
  • 2 Tbl Juniper berries (divided)
  • 4″ peel grapefruit
  • 1″ sprig rosemary
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 small piece of anise star
  • 3 green cardamom pods
  • 4 black whole peppercorns
  • 2 allspice berries
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 3 dried chamomile flowers


  1. Crush 1/2 Tbl of the juniper berries and combine with 1/2 Tbl of whole juniper berries in a glass jar with the vodka and let sit overnight (covered in dark place).
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, including the rest of the juniper berries and let infuse in a dark place, covered, at room temperature for 24 hours.
  3. Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or coffee filter.

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