Gin is a popular liquor celebrated on the second Saturday in June. It has a unique flavor that can be enjoyed on its own or in cocktails. Gin is often used in mixed drinks because it blends well with other flavors. Some common gin cocktails include the martini, gin and tonic, and the Negroni.
Gin is made by distilling alcohol with juniper berries and other botanicals. The exact recipe varies depending on the brand, but all gin contains juniper berries. Juniper berries give gin its characteristic flavor, which is often described as piney or citrusy.
Gin can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail. It is also a popular ingredient in mixed drinks. Gin cocktails include the martini, gin and tonic, Negroni, and Tom Collins.
If you are new to gin, start by trying it neat or on the rocks. This will allow you to experience the full flavor of the liquor. Once you have developed a taste for gin, you can experiment with different cocktails.
Celebrate Gin day (adults only) by trying different gin drinks and sharing your thoughts.