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For $300, You Can Drink Gin Made From The Bodies Of Foraged Ants


Juniper. Notes of pine. A touch of coriander. And… ants?

Anty Gin, a new brand of liquor produced in the U.K., is using insects to help flavor the spirit. The culinary project is a collaboration between the Nordic Food Lab, a gastronomic research nonprofit, and The Cambridge Distillery, the world’s first “gin tailor.”

The most striking feature of the gin is its inclusion of foraged red wood ants from forests in Kent, England. These ants fire acid into the air when threatened in nature, which some people have said smells “a bit like salt and vinegar,” according to The Telegraph. Anty Gin thought it could harness these unique aromas to create a “distinctive” flavor.


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