World Gin Day is celebrated on the Second Saturday of every June. This year it will be celebrated on June 12. World Gin Day is a day to celebrate Gin! Gin is a distilled spirit that has a rich history that covers the mysterious origins of its use. Also, gin has been used medicinally, but only once stated as medicine. While spirits have been used medicinally, only one started as a medicine and then became a mixer for one of the essential medicines in history. This refreshing, smooth drink is extracted from the berries of the Juniper tree and can trace its origins back to an older bottle from Denmark perceived as Jenever.
“I don’t know what reception I’m at, but for God’s sake give me a gin and tonic.” – Denis Thatcher
History of World Gin Day
World Gin Day was established by England’s authority on the juniper-based drink, the Gin Monkey. Emma, the titular Gin Monkey, has been a massive fan of cocktails of all kinds and has worked everywhere in the Newcastle, London, and Leeds area in multiple cocktail bars. Delivering this experience to the streets, she performed her Gin Monkey site, put together with the intent of saving courageous bar-hoppers from obtaining the worst of the alcohol joints at their end. After having had an amazingly hard time finding anything worth drinking when she first arrived in London, she determined someone had to solve this problem for other travelers, and it might as well be her. Since then she’s taken a dedicated role in contributing independent and disinterested views of the gin joints in her area.
But Gin has had a great history as a medicine, or rather, as a way to make medicine more delicious. Quinine is the distillation of the ground bark of the cinchona tree, which gave a tonic that was capable of handling Malaria. Regrettably, the quinine was amazingly bitter, and gin was used to cut it. The flavor touches, and to this day the Tonic in the Gin and Tonic contains a small bit of quinine to capture the flavor of the original.
Other Celebrations on June 11
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How to Celebrate the World Gin Day
Celebrating World Gin Day is by diving straight and experimenting with some of the drinks that Gin has made incredible. Celebrating World Gin Day is best done by jumping straight in and studying with some of the drinks that Gin has done fantastically. Take a look at Buzzfeed for a list of drinks that are out of this world, and don’t forget to check in with Gin Monkey to get the updated list of the best places in the world to have a smashing gin. Gin Day is the best day other than yesterday and tomorrow to have a sweet Gin Cocktail. Share your celebration photos on social media by using the hashtag #WorldGinDay.
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