WHAT IS GIN?
Gin, first distilled in the Netherlands in the 16th century, obtains its flavor from juniper and a unique combination of botanicals. Some common components include angelica, licorice, orris root, dried citrus peel, caraway, and coriander.
Gin has evolved into four distinct styles: the original Dutch genever, Old Tom (no longer exists), London dry, and Plymouth.
An age-old common mixer for gin is tonic.
A gin and tonic is generally served on the rocks with a squeeze of lime or lemon.