The team behind the HomeMade Gin Kit has released a new make-your-own Christmas Gin kit. The original Homemade Gin Kit allows alcohol connoisseurs to make small batch gin at home without costly (and illegal) distilling equipment. The Gin Kit comes with a special blend of spices, botanicals, and flowers, a tin full of juniper berries, two Italian glass swing top bottles, a double mesh fine strainer, and a funnel. The new release is a one-of-a-kind blend of botanicals, herbs, and spices that results in a small batch gin that smells and tastes like the holiday season.
“We’ve toned down the citrus and summery flavors in the original gin infusion blend and laced the new one with cinnamon, clove, ginger, and rosemary,” Gin Kit co-founder Joe Maiellano said. “We came up with a cocktail recipe for the new gin using cranberry juice, orange liqueur, and a rosemary sprig that testers say looks and tastes like Christmas in a glass!”
Complete with a red ribbon adorning the box, the gin kit makes an ideal gift. Customers have the option of giving the whole Gin Kit as a present or making the gin themselves and gifting the finished product in one of the two beautiful Italian glass, swing top bottles included with the kit.
“Our handcrafted gin kit makes the perfect gift for modern-day bootleggers, gin lovers, and anyone who enjoys conducting unique experiments in their kitchen,” Gin Kit co-founder Jack Hubbard said. “In addition to being a great gift, this first-of-its-kind Gin Kit is helping to launch a widespread interest in making spirits at home.”
The HomeMade Gin Kit comes at an exciting time in the liquor world. Craft brewing beer exploded in the 1990s and home brewing beer has become a popular activity. Now, craft distilling is coming into its own with state laws becoming more friendly to small distillers and new distilleries are popping up all over the country. This shift is generating a widespread interest in spirits and, similar to home brewing, the next step for consumers will likely be trying to make liquor at home. Since distilling alcohol at home is dangerous and illegal, the HomeMade Gin Kit provides a safe, fun, and delicious way to create an infused gin.
The HomeMade Gin Kit has been reviewed positively by a number of liquor and lifestyle experts including New York Times, Cigar Aficionado, UrbanDaddy, and TheKitchn.com.
The HomeMade Gin Kit was launched in 2012 in Arlington, Virginia by four friends who enjoy drinking gin together. Visit www.homemadegin.com to buy the original homemade gin kit, the new handcrafted Christmas gin blend, or to learn more.