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A Short Story of Gin and How It Was Invented for Medicinal Purposes
Gin was originally made and invented in the Netherlands. It’s key component is the juniper berry was used for medical effects which were ingested to combat against fever and colds. Therefore it was invented by the Dutch doctor Franciscus Sylvius de la Boe where he made schnaps distilled with juniper berries "genievre" the French name of the juniper berry.“Genever” came to England, where its name was shorten to today’s “Gin” where it was a popular choice for the rich there upscale cocktails.
Its most famous cocktail Gin and Tonic, arose in British occupied India , the soldiers had to consume quinine to stop Malaria. To cover up the sour taste, the British soldiers added water, sugar and lime with Gin. Hence the first Gin Tonic was born. The British then propagate their love for via there colonial exploits via the Commonwealth countries and global exporting voyages
Its introduction to American resulted in a purer gin via of column-still distillate expertise which made “London dry gin.” America’s gin story is primarily bound to cocktails, Martini and its blend of gin, vermouth and lemon peel as well as Gimlet and Gin & Tonic also aided set gin as a high-value spirit. Gin remained as America’s best-loved spirit up until vodka topped it in the 1960s.
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