Once the gin is ready, pour the liquid through a sieve into a measuring cup to remove the botanicals.**
*Make sure your glass bottle is made of tempered glass and doesn’t have any cracks. I first used a very cute sloe gin bottle, but it wasn’t tempered and cracked when I added the boiling water to sterilize it. I cut my hand pretty badly, so please be careful here!
**Don't worry if your gin isn't totally clear. As you can see in the top image, mine had a hint of color from the botanicals, which is totally normal in cold compounded gin!