Gin No. 8

This most unusual recipe includes fresh cucumber and rose petals to recreate the flavor and aroma of Hendrick’s Gin. Gin is one of the most exciting and adventurous infusions. All gin recipes must contain juniper berries, but after that, anything goes – spices, flowers, roots, fruit, vegetables. Many commercial gin recipes today are rather simple and only use 4 or 5 ingredients, while others have dozens of secret botanicals to create their complex flavor profile.

Feel free to improvise and drop (or add) ingredients according to your desired taste profile.


  • 12g juniper berries
  • 4 whole cardamom pods (cracked)
  • 2g coriander seeds (cracked)
  • 10g dried lemon peel
  • 1g cassia chips
  • 1 allspice berry
  • 50g thinly sliced cucumber
  • 2-3 fresh lemon peel slices
  • 750 ml vodka


  • Infuse: 48-72 hours