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Gin is my favourite spirit, so you bet I am excited today is World Gin Day, and I will definitely be having one tonight to celebrate.
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There are few things more English than a refreshing gin and tonic. Most of the most famous gins you see around the world come from the UK, but it actually originates in Holland.
The English actually discovered gin when they were fighting the Thirty Years’ War in and saw Dutch soldiers drinking Jenever to boost morale before heading into battle. This is how the term “Dutch Courage” came about, and the English took on the idea of making and drinking gin.
Not a gin lover-
What is there not to love about gin? All gin uses juniper as its main ingredient, however, there are very few limits to the hundreds of botanical ingredients a distillery can use with it. No two gins are alike, making the spirit very diverse in flavour. So many classic cocktails call for gin including Martini, The Negroni, Satan’s Whiskers, Pink Gin (my current favourite).
Gin for medicinal purposes-
Juniper berries are an incredibly healthy fruit that carry a multitude of medicinal benefits. juniper berries can also help fight off coughs and lung congestion. The oils contained in juniper berries agitate bronchial passages and expel mucus.
Gin also helps to relieve the pain caused by achy joints, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis.
If you’re having issues with bloating, or urinary tract infections, gin may be able to help. Since juniper is a diuretic, it increases urine output and therefore stops water retention. In the case of UTIs, increased urine output often flushes out toxins and bacteria associated with the infection.
Visit a gin distillery-
To learn more about gin, take a trip to a gin distillery. You can even visit the oldest working distillery in the world in Plymouth. The building has been around since 1430 as a monastery, and every drop of Plymouth Gin has been made there since 1793.
Gin Cocktail Recipe-
- gin 50ml
- St Germain elderflower liqueur 25ml
- apple juice 75ml, not from concentrate
- lime juice 10ml
- cucumber ribbons to serve
Shake all the ingredients except the cucumber with ice and strain into a tall glass with filled with fresh ice.
Decorate with cucumber ribbons to serve.
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