Believe it or not, gin falls into the broadest category of spirits, all of various origins, styles, and flavour profiles with juniper as the common ingredient.
Gin originated in the middle ages and has revolved from a herbal medicine, based on the older Dutch liquor, jenever, to the base for more classic cocktails than any other spirit and the current in thing. But the health benefits of drinking gin remain and should not be forgotten.
Juniper berries are known as super berries and contain flavanoids that improve blood circulation. and even help fight kidney and liver disease.
A drink of gin boosts the regeneration of cells and ensures a smoother, healthier skin.
Keep the waistline in check
Gin has the least calories of all the spirits and helps break down your food and aids digestion.
Gin relieves achy joints and gout and juniper berries are known as an effective treatment or chronic pain and inflammation.
Stop that cough
Mix that shot of gin with ginger to help soothe a sore throat and break down lung congestion.
For some ideas on how to spice up your gin check out 10 gin cocktails you can make in minutes