Hungarian Gin Essence:
Our Hungarian Gin essence made of Juniper berries with white wine, fermented, double distilled.
A juniper berries is the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers. It is not a true berry but a cone with unusually fleshy and merged scales, which give it a berry-like appearance. The cones from a handful of species, especially Juniperus communis, are used as a spice, particularly in European cuisine, and also give gin its distinctive flavour. Juniper berries may be the only spice derived from conifers.
The berries imported into Egypt may have come from Greece, the Greeks record using juniper berries as a medicine long before mentioning their use in food.The Greeks used the berries in many of their Olympics events because of their belief that the berries increased physical stamina in athletes.The Romans used juniper berries as a cheap domestically produced substitute for the expensive black pepper and long pepper imported from India.
Juniper berries may have various side effects that have not been tested extensively in clinical trials. Mainly due to an increased risk of miscarriage, even in small doses, consuming juniper berries may affect pregnant or breastfeeding women and people with diabetes,bleeding disorders or after surgery. In traditional medicine,juniper berries were used for female birth control.
The Juniper berries are used in northern European and particularly Scandinavian cuisine to “impart a sharp, clear flavor”to meat dishes, especially wild birds (including thrush,blackbird,woodcock) and game meats (including boar and venison). They also season pork,cabbage, and sauerkraut dishes. Traditional recipes for choucroute garnie, an Alsatian dish of sauerkraut and meats, universally include juniper berries. Besides Norwegian and Swedish dishes, juniper berries are also sometimes used in German, Austrian, Czech, Polish and Hungarian cuisine, often with roasts . Northern Italian cuisine, especially that of the South Tyrol, also incorporates juniper berries. Juniper, typically used to flavor gin, a liquor developed in the 17th century in the Netherlands. The name gin itself is derived from either the French genièvre or the Dutch jenever, which both mean “juniper”.Other juniper-flavoured beverages include the Finnish rye-and-juniper beer known as sahti, which is flavored with both juniper berries and branches.
We recommended Our Hungarian Gin essence mixed with (pink, elder flower, cucumber, etc) Lemonade.