52 dates // 7

52 dates // a thousand threads
The date // bathtub gin! (okay not exactly…)
The method // this homemade gin kit
The place // home sweet home

Mark knows how much I love a good strong gin — so this weekend he surprised me with my own little gin-making kit so I could brew it up as strong as I liked.

The kit uses vodka as a base and includes all of the juniper and botanicals you need. You just add everything in, give it a good shake, and leave it to sit for around 36 hours. Easy as can be…

52 dates // a thousand threads
Hey, you have to drink it down a little to fit the berries and botanicals, right?

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We’ve left ours now for a little more than 36 hours, and it’s turned a nice solid golden color that I can’t wait to try. Check over on Instagram tonight and I’ll let you know how the first official taste test goes!


  1. Posted February 17, 2014 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    What a fun date! John’s always dreaming about what to add to his dream gins!

  2. Posted February 17, 2014 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    That seems pretty neat! What an awesome date idea.

  3. Posted February 17, 2014 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    such fun! that was sweet of him to surprise you! I really love these photos 🙂

  4. Posted February 17, 2014 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Ooh can’t wait to hear about the results – a kit like this would make a great gift for my hubs!

  5. Posted February 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    My favorite drink is a good gin and tonic, so I have a feeling this, I might like 🙂

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