Well, you're welcome... today is International G&T Day...
We know, we know, as if G&T's need a day ;)
We did some research and found out some fun facts about that little tipple.
Did you know:
- 73% of gin in the world is consumed in the form of a gin and tonic
- Early Australians would pay for Gordon’s London Dry Gin in gold dust!
- Although gin and tonic is a classic British cocktail, the largest gin drinkers in the world are actually our neighbours, the Philippines, who are responsible for
half of the world’s gin consumption.
- The origins of the G&T can be traced back to the 19th century when British soldiers in colonial India needed to drink tonic water containing quinine as an antimalarial potion; malaria being the most widespread disease at the time. Gin and lime was added to the tonic water to counteract the nasty taste.
- G&Ts are best consumed under ultraviolet light to witness its glow-in-the-dark magic!
Wait, what was that last point?
If you're right into your gin - or know someone who is - happy International G&T Day, and we'll just leave this little Chrissie pressie idea right here then, shall we?
They're called Gingle Bells, they're a gift set of six floral gin baubles, filled with gin sourced by master distiller Reg Papps, infused with six different natural botanicals for a distinctive flavour and colour.
Written by: @dantheinternut