Produced with Juniper berries, gin is one of the most unusual – albeit still very popular – types of alcohol on the market.
Its unique qualities lend it well to many different types of flavor production, though it is, of course, most prevalent in the creation of cocktails and mixers.
Unsurprisingly, one of the most common uses for gin flavor is in the recreation of these cocktails and mixers – including, of course, martinis and their numerous variants. However, there is no reason to think that this is the only use for gin as a flavor component.
When recreating a gin flavor, one of the key things to keep in mind is not only the juniper flavor and aroma that gives it its most notable characteristic, but the botanicals that make it such a unique and refreshing alcoholic beverage. Everything from licorice to refreshing citrus can be found in gin, depending on the style.