Swirl and shake until the sugar has dissolved and then add in the rest of the gin. Just starting out or looking to branch into flavour combinations? Get a large preserving jar (mine was a 1 litre one) and put the zest and juice of the limes into it. Whichever stage you are at, you need to try this chilli and lime gin. 50ml Opihr Spiced Gin; Premium Ginger Ale; Chilli to garnish; Method. Lots of ice and tonic will probably be handy! Method: Sterilise 1 litre jar with boiling water and add 70cl vodka. The recipe below is a pretty good mid point on this scale. I’ve just made some Chilli Gin. Ingredients 2 red chillies 2 limes 50 g caster sugar 500 ml gin 25ml Chilli … You couldn’t make it up. Add your botanicals – 40g juniper berries, 10g coriander seeds, 1/2 cinnamon stick , 1/2 liquorice root, 2 cardamom pods. Enjoy your gin making and do let me know how you get on! Combine all ingredients in a highball glass, add crushed ice and mint, then muddle. Your email address will not be published. remembering to give it a good shake every day or two. Of course I plan to make a raw Thai green chilli-stuffed olive (those tiny fiery devils – with all the seeds of course) Martini when I next go to Thailand. But tasty with it. Some floaty white stuff developed on the grated line that had sunk to the bottom of the jar. If the heat is anything like suggested then a very small sip to begin with should suffice. Made with Tanqueray London Dry Gin, build over ice, stir, & serve in a Copa glass with a Chilli & Peppercorn garnish. Creator of the Chilli and Lime Gin, Ciarán Russell from Sipsmith said about the gin: “We decided that zesty limes paired with our blend of seven specially sourced and taste matched chillies for a kick of flavour was the ultimate way to launch our Sipping Series range and we hope that sippers agree.”. Just bottled this. The gin is the first in Sipsmith’s ‘Sipping Series’ in which they hope to “push the boundaries of creativity” in the distillation process. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. He's the one that writes this blog and stares at jars of raspberry gin. Build in our globe glass (or Collins glass) with ice. Serve over ice, with a splash or two of tonic. If you’re feeling like you’re going to need it way spicier, you can always add a second chilli in or taste at the mid-way point in the process and add some more. Is it safe to drink? Made some for Christmas, a great success! Heat lovers are going to be all over it, whilst those who prefer milder flavours will run a mile. It should keep for about 3-4 months, but to be perfectly honest it’s never lasted very long when I’ve made it! Great idea for a winter warmer at Christmas time. Top with soda and garnish with a sprig of mint. Runs on liberal amounts of coffee, cheese, cake and gin; bribable with same. Infuse for 24 hours in a cool dark place. Clearly I’m incapable of reading your very clearly written recipe…I’ve just made this for my Dad for Father’s Day but added 1 litre of gin instead of 500ml…oops! Sipsmith recommend making a Chilli & Lime Margarita with the gin. I wanted it to have a pretty good hit of spice to it, but also a) I am wimp and can’t handle too much spice; and b) too much spice would drown all the other flavours, making it a little pointless. No sugar, no lime; it’s gonna be brutal! Put in a cool, dark place and leave for about a fortnight (no one can be expected to wait much longer!) Chilli gin that would be the vegetable competition prize. Learn how your comment data is processed. It’s a summery looking drink, with a little devil on the inside. Have a taste — the juniper flavour should be developing. This is a deliciously warming gin. Make it in advance and … If the heat is anything like suggested then a very small sip to begin with should suffice. Oh, I do things like that all the time, don’t worry. Just watch the fire! Sipsmith recommend making a Chilli & Lime Margarita with the gin. That’s wimpy stuff! Craig's a gin-loving, food-obsessed, twenty-something adventure enthusiast. Thanks for the recipe. What I wouldn’t recommend is adding any sort of powder or flaked chillies – this isn’t going to be the same and will end up as a mushy mess. Shake again. Coffee filters work very well too for this and Limoncello. To this add the chillies, sugar and about a third of the gin. Especially in sunlight, the green comes through from the lime to make it look so refreshing. I would recommend ring of fire chillies perfect for a kick. Antidote to a Wet, Miserable Afternoon: Chilli Chocolate Brownies | What do you see when you stare out the window. Sipsmith have launched a gin that looks set to be divisive. Sipsmith Chilli & Lime Gin is available to buy in-store or online at Tesco. For a sweeter treat, sugar the rim before pouring … Place all the above ingredients in a jar, cover with lid and shake vigorously. For the gin base I used Gordon’s – any half decent gin will do (not own brand: if it tastes like paint stripper beforehand, it will do so afterwards as well!) Hi! It’s perfect to cut through big flavours if you’re sitting back after a BBQ, and equally it’s quite at home in a glass throughout the autumn months to warm you up on a crisp day. Chilli and Lime Margarita. Never happened to me, but if you’ve filtered it and it’s still clear I would certainly try it – not proper medical advice though. How strange! So where are you at in your gin making life?