Today's featured gin infusion comes from Laura, our lovely team member who does so much for our brand behind the scenes. Laura has made more gin than anyone we know, and she is now mastering cocktail photography, I mean just look at that gorgeous photo.
This gin begins with a simple juniper + hibiscus infusion for the first stage. The hibiscus lays down the floral tones before the sweetness comes. Stage 2 involves the removal of the initial ingredients and addition of the fruits of pomegranate and raspberry.
Pomegranate really is the star of this infusion. It is a fruit that is revered for its taste, ability to stain your clothes and healing properties. Pomegranate contains the ever-so-important punicalagins which are anti-oxidants in the body. They’re so powerful that pomegranate juice has been found to have three times the antioxidant activity of red wine and green tea.
What are anti-oxidants? Antioxidants are compounds that stop oxidization in your body. When your body oxidizes it produces these things called 'free radicals' which damage cells in your body. Rusty metal is an example of oxidization outside of the human body. You don't want to have a rusty body, do you?
The three deep red-violet ingredients of hibiscus, raspberry and pomegranate give a romantic and deep wine red aesthetic to the gin, while the juniper base keeps the taste of the forest in your glass.
Cheers to Laura! Queen of garnishes!