In the 1600th century, English soldiers came in contact with Dutch Jenever Spirit and brought it back home, where it quickly became known as Gin. Usually made from grain-based spirits, Gin is distilled and matured with a range of herbs & spices, creating ranges from very light delicate flavours to spicy experiences. Today Gin is a worldwide spirit with 100’s of recipes and flavors. In Zambia, they are distributors and retailers that sell gin on this category page. Some brands available include but are not limited to Hope on Hopkins, Linton Hill, Old Inn, Gordons, Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire, Hendrick's, Highclere Castle, Tanqueray and Four Pillars.
Gin today is produced in different ways from a wide range of herbal ingredients, giving rise to a number of distinct styles and brands. After juniper, gin tends to be flavoured with botanical/herbal, spice, floral or fruit flavours or often a combination. It is commonly consumed mixed with tonic water in a gin and tonic. Gin is also often used as a base spirit to produce flavoured, gin-based liqueurs, for example sloe gin, traditionally produced by the addition of fruit, flavourings and sugar.
Gin is a flavoured, distilled, colourless to pale yellow liquor made from purified spirits usually obtained from a grain mash and having the juniper berry as its principal flavouring ingredient.
The juniper berries in gin contain flavonoids, which can clean clogged arteries. It can also reinforce the connective tissues of the veins. Having moderate amounts of gin every day (one small glass) can decrease the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular diseases.
Gin joints allowed women to drink alongside men for the first time, leading to many women abandoning their children and turning to prostitution, earning gin the moniker “Mother's ruin.” Action had to be taken by the government.
You can always drink your gin straight. Some people will even tell you that it's the best way to enjoy gin. Just pour the gin over a few ice cubes and drop in a lime wedge if you fancy. Naturally, to enjoy a spirit neat it must be of good quality – there's nothing worse than nasty, bitter, cheap gin.
Red wine. When it comes to a healthier alcohol, red wine is top of the list. Red wine contains antioxidants, which can protect your cells from damage, and polyphenols, which can promote heart health. White wine and rose contain those too, just in smaller quantities
In fact, the average ABV of vodka is virtually identical to that of gin (40%), though the upper extremes on vodka are a little more severe (95%vs 76%). As a result, it's safe to say that getting drunk on gin isn't much more difficult than getting drunk on vodka