Gin is one of the world’s most popular alcoholic beverages. It is a distilled drink that is obtained from juniper berries and mixed with other botanical ingredients. This alcoholic drink is known for its versatility, which allows to create interesting and unique combinations. In this post we will talk about a combination that will not leave you indifferent: gin with blackberrys.
Gin with blackberry
Gin with blackberry is a soft drink with a fruity taste obtained by mixing gin with fresh blackberries or a blackberry syrup.
In addition, it´s a drink that can be easily prepared at home, which makes it even more interesting.
Blackberries are fruits that grow in bushes and are characterized by their rounded shape and dark color. They are a natural source of antioxidants, fiber and vitamins, which makes them a very healthy fruit.
Properties of blackberries
Blackberries provide a lot of beneficial health properties. For example, they are rich in antioxidants, which helps fight free radicals and protects the body’s cells. They are also a good source of vitamin C, fiber and folic acid.
Blackberry consumption can help prevent cardiovascular diseases, improve digestion, strengthen the immune system and maintain healthy skin.
The combination of gin with blackberry results in a drink with a soft and fruity taste, which also provides health benefits.
- If we use fresh blackberries, we can add them directly to the gin bottle and let them macerate for a few days so that the gin acquires its flavor and aroma.
- If we prefer to use a blackberry syrup, we simply add an adequate amount to the gin bottle and mix well.
How to prepare a gin with blackberry at home?
Preparing a gin with blackberry at home is very simple and does not require many ingredients.
Here we leave you a basic recipe to prepare a delicious gin with blackberries at home:
- 500 ml of gin
- 200 grams of fresh blackberries
- 50 grams of sugar
- <1 branch of cinnamon (optional)
- Wash fresh blackberries and make sure they are clean and dry.
- In a glass jar with airtight lid, add fresh blackberries, sugar and cinnamon branch (optional).
- Add the gin to the bottle and close the lid. Shake the jar to mix all the ingredients.
- Let the mixture macerate for 2-3 days in a cool, dark place. Shake the jar once a day to make sure all ingredients are well mixed.
- After the days of maceration, strain the mixture to remove the remains of blackberries and cinnamon.
- Transfer the blackberry gin to a clean bottle and store in a cool, dark place.
- Serve the blackberry gin in a ball glass with ice and a slice of lemon or lime to add a fresh touch.
Tips to enjoy gin with blackberry
This combination can be enjoyed in many ways. Here are some tips for getting to enjoy this delicious drink :
- Serve the gin with blackberry in a ball cup, so that the aromas can be better appreciated.
- Add ice and a slice of lemon or lime to add a fresh touch.
- Combine with soft tonics, such as strawberry tonic or elderflower tonic.
- Experiment with different pairings to find the perfect one. Some interesting options may be blue cheese, dark chocolate or red fruits.
- Preserve blackberry gin in a fresh, dark place to maintain its properties and taste.
Gin Bruni is the best choice for any occasion. Do not hesitate to enjoy it with your friends and family.