Mint-flavored Gin - Drink Secrets

Mint-flavored Gin

Mint-Flavored Gin: Trendy, But Classic At The Same Time

The new rage in cocktails and mixed drinks is infused alcohols. It gives a new twist on an old flavor and gives the cocktail connoisseur a new way of enjoying flavors that are right in the alcohol itself. Although it is a trendy thing as of lately, infused drinks have been around as long as alcohol itself. In fact, mint-flavored gin has been around since the American Prohibition and thereafter. Bafferts mint-flavored gin is one such gin that has been around since the early 1930s. It has been used throughout the decades to make many different recipes and drink favorites.


Mint-flavored gin's make an exciting addition to several mixed drinks. With just a hint of mint, they are not overpowering and don't taste watered down. Although there are several different manufacturers for mint-infused gin, doing it on your own can be fun and a great way to specialize the alcohol to your own taste and liking. Whether you like the flavor to be strong, or mild, when you infuse it yourself, you have all the control.


Infusing alcohol is as surprisingly easy. When making mint-flavored gin, just follow the following directions

Choose your brand of gin, you may want to begin with a lower priced version to begin with, better to experiment with

Find a clean, air-tight jar, any quart size jar will work well. Using a smaller jar will allow you to divide the concoction into a few jars which will allow you to experiment with different potencies to find the one you like most. Wash the mint and place it inside the jar. Fill the jar with gin and shake it a few times before sealing it.


You will want to find a cool dark place to store the jar. It should remain closed 3-5 days minimum and you should plan on shaking it 3-5 times a day for as long as you allow it to infuse. You can, at any time, do a taste test to see if the infusion is potent enough for your palate.

After it has achieved your desired taste, simply take the mint from the jar, you can do so by straining it, sometimes the best equipment is just a coffee filter, it will remove any of the remnants that remain in the jar.


Your new infused mint-flavored gin is ready to drink as soon as it is strained. Once you have made your own mint-flavored gin, try this great, time honored traditional drink. It will make you feel like you are at an old fashioned cocktail party. Although infused spirits may be all the "new" rage, the old favorites are still America's favorite.


The Mint Collins


  • Mint-flavored gin
  • Lemon juice
  • Club soda
  • Powdered sugar


  • Fill the glass with ice
  • Pour in all the ingredients, except soda into the full glass
  • Fill to the rim with club soda
  • Stir
  • Garnish with mint leaf, lime slice and a cherry
  • Serve

Drinks with: Mint-flavored Gin

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Mint Collins

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