If you're a booze hound, you've likely dreamed of making your own label, but you're not about to setup your own pot still on your NYC fire escape (and if you are - more power to you). The best you can really hope for in a teeny city apartment is taking an already existing hooch and infusing it. That's fine if you want to make a flavored vodka, but gin has been a bit trickier. Until now.
The Homemade Gin kit lets you go the infusion route, but with juniper and other botanicals. All you need is a bottle of your favorite vodka to start off. You take the herbs and juniper and stuff them into a 500 or 200 ml flask (included in the kit) and let your concoction sit for a few days. Once 36 hours has gone by, you can get ginned up, custom style. The only thing that makes a better gift than some homemade hooch is the kit itself - it's $39.95 for the box and $10 for botanical refills. Get it here.