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5 anecdotes on gin

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Nowadays most of us have access to comprehensive information on our favorite drinks. If you are an avowed fan of gin, you will enjoy the following anecdotes that we are about to share with you.

  1. The word gin comes from Juniperus, juniper. Gin is obtained by the distillation of barley and flavored with juniper berries amongst others. Therefore, it receives the name Juniper or Juniperus communis. The taste of this drink can be highly variable due to its elaboration process as well as the additives involved in the gin. Thus, the taste of a gin can enormously vary between one brand and another. The two main types of gin are the Dutch (less purified and more flavored grain) and the London Dry (free from sweeteners and colors).
  2. Gin was created in the Netherlands, not in London. Although gin is often associated with Great Britain and London, its origin is Dutch. It is believed that gin was invented by a physicist named Franciscus Sylvius during the mid-seventeenth century, and although there is evidence of the prior existence of a drink with some similar characteristics, it is said that it was in the Netherlands where Franciscus began selling gin in order to treat medical problems such as lumbago, biliary stones or gout. Shortly after that moment, gin found a new market in London. Queen Elizabeth or Queen Mom, was partly responsible for converting gin into a fashionable drink (she was a fan of its digestive properties).
  3. Gin was used to combat malaria.  As mentioned before, the discoverers and travelers from the eighteenth century were at risk of contracting dangerous diseases when traveling and exploring throughout the world. At that time, the bitter compound quinine was known as a preventive medicine against malaria. But the bitter taste did not appeal to everybody. For this reason, people began to mix it with gin. Some consider this story as the birth of Gin & Tonic. Gin was also used to combat scurvy.
  4. The Philippines are the best market for gin. This oceanic country is the world’s most important consumer of gin. Its market takes almost the half (43%) of the worldwide gin production. The San Miguel Geneva is one of the most popular gin on the Philippine market with 22 million cases sold annually. Further major consumer markets of gin are the United Kingdom, the United States, and Spain. Recently Gin & Tonic has become one of the most popular drinks thanks to the hipster culture but not too much time ago was seen as an outdated drink for older people.
  5. It was the favorite drink during Dry Law. During the prohibition of alcohol, London became a major producer of illegal gin. At the same time, bathtubs in American apartments were used to store thousands of liters of gin which was the most consumed beverage during that period. It was precisely there where most of the gin cocktails were created, as the spirit was mixed with other ingredients to outbalance its strong flavor.

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The best summer Gin and Tonic

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The Gin and Tonic has greatly evolved since the time tonic was introduced to the market as a cure for malaria. This drink with gin was invented by the British army to celebrate their victories. Today there are countless recipes and this cocktail managed to change and become more complex and sophisticated with the passing of the years.

The Gin and Tonic in all its variations is an ideal drink to enjoy and relax this summer. We can find suitable options for all tastes, from simple and classic to fruity, floral and fresh. This drink is still consumed in every corner of the world; its fame does not seem to decrease. A good Gin and Tonic requires a gin of excellent quality. The presentation is also a factor that should not be overlooked when it comes to delight our guests.

A Gin and Tonic that one must make this summer is the June & Tonic. Ready to learn how to make it?

  • 50ml of gin
  • 200ml of tonic water
  • 2 physalis

Its flavor and floral aroma will be the perfect mix of freshness and sophistication.

You can also try the Gin & Tonic of G’Vine:

  • 50 ml of G’Vine Nouaison or floral gin
  • 200 ml of tonic water
  • a thin sheet of ginger root
  • sanguine orange slice

For those who enjoy the refreshing citrus flavors, it’s time to have a Kamm & Sons:

  •  200 ml of tonic water 1724
  • 50 ml of Kamm & Sons (with ginseng)
  • 1 dash of elderflower cordial

This drink will be ideal to stimulate appetite and blood clearance thanks to the benefits of ginseng, and at the same time it will be an excuse for sharing something cool and refreshing with friends.

In these recipes you will find the key to enjoy the Gin and Tonic with premium ingredients this summer and It will also inspire you to make your own drinks and surprise everyone.

Want to try the best Gin and Tonics this summer? Then we recommend:

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The gin & tonic and its pairing

 - From tapas we pass to dishes and its tasting, then the art kitchen with new and impossible flavours and now everyone offers flavored gin & tonics with their pairing.

Yes, the tasting of gin and tonics is fashionable nowadays and not only in bars and restaurants, but at numerous gin and tonic tastings with their respective pairings to enjoy a full evening. We’ve seen it at events like Madrid Fusion and restaurants of top chefs like Elena Arzak.

An example to pair perfectly the gin and tonic are hamburgers. Nobody would say it before, but now this trend coming from United States joins the tasting of burgers with gins of various types and brands.

And, if we go out for tapas, the coolest bars opt for botanical ingredients and fruit flavours mixed with the most reputable gins, paired with Parmesan cheese and aubergine cakes and anchovies.

As we see there is something for everyone. Today we can also share the gin and tonic for dessert, so we can taste the first and second course with a good red Rioja and leave the gin tonic for sweet tooth dishes such as cheesecake, chocolate coulant or yogurt with berries.

But there are those who prefer to taste the gin and tonic for the entire lunch or dinner, to try new flavors. In this case, the drink goes perfectly with savory dishes such as razor clams, clams or mussels, rice with mushrooms and fish such as hake or cod.

The secret is to mix sweet and salty flavors with the bitterness of the gin and tonic, and all kinds of ingredients that we can taste as appetizers with gin & tonic with fruits, spices… and special tonics with lavender or cardamom.

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Gin Tonic, more than one

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The Gin and Tonic (or gin-tonic, as you prefer) is one of the world’s most popular cocktails. And like all great cocktails, there is not just one way to prepare it, but everyone has their own idea of the perfect gin and tonic, and that explains the large number of variations of this drink.

We start with the Gin: gin is probably one of the spirits which are more appreciated with great differences from brand to brand. If vodka is valued for its purity, or whisky for its elegance, the most important in gin is the personal touch of each master distiller, with a mixture of flavouring ingredients (called botanicals), each one contributes in a personal way which are the best kept secret of every distillery.

So we can find gin with citric aromas (lemon, lime, orange), forest (rosemary, mint), aniseed (star anise, wormwood), floral (violet, pink), and many more that surely bring a different touch to each Gin and Tonic.

The tonic water is also very important: if up until recently was an impossible mission to choose a brand ,now there are more and more shops and bars where they have an assortment of tonic that can harmonize or contrast, according to each taste, tonic with aromas of citric, pepper, …

The last – but perhaps the most striking-, is the decoration of the cocktail: if the original gin-tonic was accompanied with a slice of lemon (or lime), imagination takes over now and, in addition to the cucumber, we find bits of strawberry, grapefruit, mint and peppercorns. One of the less used ingredients, however, there?s one ingredient who can help us to enjoy the purity of gin that is juniper berries slightly crushed to expand their aromas.

Now that we have all the ingredients, how shall we prepare the gin and tonic?

Make sure that all ingredients are cold so that the ice melts the least possible, and not water down the drink. In a snifter, pour 5 large cubes of ice, a shot of gin and, as gently as possible pour the tonic to not waste gas. Decorate with your favorite dressing and enjoy!

Can you feel your mouth water? Do not worry, I will recommend a couple of large gin and tonics for your gin and tonic:

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A very different gin, known for its touches of orange and bitter orange.

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A gin dominated by the aromas of forest and, of course, juniper.

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The all over the world trendy tonic.

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Different from any other, will give a smoky spicy flavor to your gin and tonics.

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