Gin has traditionally been known as a neutral grain spirit with a central flavor of juniper. Thanks to an influx of craft distilleries and new botanical combinations, this timeless spirit is enjoying renewed popularity among a new generation of consumers. The complex flavors created by gin make it a favorite element in a wide array of classic cocktails.
Gin is a very close cousin of vodka. Their processes mirror each other except for one extra step that helps gin separate itself. Gin is made with the column-distillation process, which allows for continuous stripping of alcohol from the water and cuts flavor from the alcohol. In this process, the gin distillers will add in botanicals to add flavors to the product (vodka makers do not do this). Many botanicals are used to flavor gin, but the most common can be broken down into four different groups: floral, spicy, woody and citrus. Gin is known for its fresh, balsamic, woody-sweet and pine needle-like scent and a dry, almost bitter taste.
2 oz. gin
4-5 oz. tonic water
1 lime wedge
Pour the gin and tonic over ice and stir well. Garnish with lime.
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