Muddled with tonic, sloshed into a cocktail or just glugged over ice, we Brits just can’t get enough of our gin.And luckily for us it turns out there’s an entire day every year dedicated to the drinking of mother’s ruin.World Gin Day takes place on 10 June, and sees booze-soaked events popping up across the globe.What better excuse could you possibly need to pour yourself a generous glassful?We’ve rounded up some of our favourite gins – plus some top accompaniments and gin-flavoured goodies.If you’re not quite splashing the cash, Ophir Gin is our favourite bargain bottle at a solid £23 a pop. And for that you get a deliciously intense, spicy flavour.At the mid-range, you can’t beat Bathtub Gin for it’s smooth, botanical taste for a solid £32.60 pricetag.And if you’re really feeling fancy, why not go for a gin that’s been to space? All bottles of Moonshot Gin bottles are concocted entirely from botanicals that have soared up into the atmosphere. And it tastes pretty great as well.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. Read more from Yahoo Style UK:The many health benefits of drinking prosecco You can now jump aboard a gin cruiseThese wines might just convince you never to rule Chardonnay out again
Hearing that alcohol can be good for you is one of the simple joys in life. We’re all aware of the health benefits of a glass of wine but what about the likes of gin? The popular spirit is low in calories but also has a number of other hidden properties.A shot of gin can do everything from keeping your skin looking its best to getting rid of constant aches and pains. Here’s a few of the alcohol’s secret health tricks.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. Read more from Yahoo Style UK:8 foods to naturally boost your moodWhat casual drinking does to your body
The great thing about going out for a fancy gin and tonic is that the bartender always knows exactly what sophisticated garnish to include.
The world has its fair share of ridiculously-pleasant-sounding jobs - being a wine taster, restaurant critic, you name it. Based in Redherring in Lowestoft, Suffolk, a restaurant is looking for a “culturally refined individual” to join their team, spread the love of gin (i.e. According to the online advert, applicants must - obviously - love gin, have three years of gin-drinking experience, and understand gin’s history.
As it is, alcohol is already a genius invention. But some creative thinkers out there have pushed them one step further to give our favourite tipples an unconventional twist, be that in taste, look, or magical properties.
As if the thought of eating and drinking everything you can get your hands on wasn’t exciting enough, this year’s Christmas could be the best ever. Sipsmith Gin has created a mince pie-flavoured gin that brings together two of the greatest things in human history. Master distiller described the limited edition £20 set as “Christmas in a glass” - and we’d be hard pressed to argue with that.