If you have asked yourself if you’re supposed to use vodka or gin in a specific cocktail, don’t be embarrassed. I’m a professional bartender and cocktail competition competitor, and I ponder this question regularly. These spirits– like the gin vs vodka debate– are complex, engaging, and fun.
Yes, you can make your own gin at home, without any high-tech equipment or a chemistry degree. Well… kind of. No actual distillation is involved.
It’s just not a Bloody Mary without a garnish. Here’s the list – the common, the delicious and the downright ridiculous