Weekly Photo Challenge: New

What better theme to start the new year with, than “new?”

For years I’ve been wanting to make a custom-flavored gin.  Santa obliged this Christmas, and in cahoots with my husband, put a gin-making starter kit under the tree.  The infusion process began today with a juniper berry bath. Tomorrow, we’ll start experimenting with the botanicals to create something new. (And tasty. We hope.)

Juniper berries in a bottle.
Juniper berries taking a vodka bath.

(A little cardamom here, some black pepper there, a smidge of lavender or lime … the possibilities are endless.)

Other visions of new we liked: