Aside from the classic Martini and the ever popular gin and tonic, gin is a great spirit to experiment with.Make the best cocktails at home with our Gin 101!
Still not convinced? Here are gin fun facts!
1.Gin is meant to be mixed with cocktails, not on its own. Unlike tequila and vodka which can be slammed as shots, gin is meant to be mixed since it’s botanicals and herbs come to life.
2. Holland made gin first. While gin is England’s national spirit, it did not originate there. English soldiers saw Dutch soldiers drinking Jenever to boost morale. It would be another 150 years before gin was born.
3. You have an excuse to drink more gin and tonics. If you’re traveling to the Tropics, a little gin here and there won’t hurt since the quinine in tonic water is an anti-malarial. Gin is also attributed to healing arthritis, boosts appetite, and acts as a short term solution to bloating.
4.Frank Sinatra liked it. Do you need any more reasons?