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Drink Dictionary Word
Dry Gin
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Category: Spirits
Alc/vol: 40% to 50%

Dry gin is one of the most widely used spirits in cocktail recipes. It is a grain spirit flavored with juniper berries, coriander, cinnamon, iris root and other spices, depending on the producer. Dry gin is sometimes also flavored with lemon and orange zests. It is made with corn, rye and malted barley. The Grain is soaked in water, fermented then distilled in one continuous operation. During the distillation a pouch of herbs and spices is suspended in the still. Dry gin is clear, colorless and produced worldwide. Dry gin is sometimes (rarely) aged in charred oak casks. This leaves the gin with a slightly yellowish tint. Best enjoyed straight up, on the rocks, in mixed drinks, cocktails and tall drinks. Blends well with fruit juices, dairy products, carbonated drinks, fruit liqueurs, fortified wines and vermouth. Produced in England, Canada and other countries. Clear and colorless.

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