Gin originates in the Netherlands in the 17th century. His achievement is often attributed to Dr. Franciscus Sylvius. It was sold in pharmacies and used to treat kidney and gastric disorders, lumbago, calculi and gout. Ahead in this article you will know more about gin and juice cocktails.
Gin became very popular in England after the government allowed the production of unauthorized gin while imposing very high taxes on imported beverages. This has created a market for poor quality alcohol, not suitable for brewing. Being very cheap it became popular among the poor. By 1740 the production of gin increased six times more than that of beer. Out of 15,000 London locations, more than half sold gin. Beer, however, maintained its reputation because alcoholic fermentation was safer than contaminated water. Gin was therefore blamed for the medical and social problems it caused. The reputation of the two drinks was described by William Hogarth in the engravings of Beer Street and Gin Lane.
Gin is a spirituous alcoholic beverage, flavored with juniper fruits. Besides juniper it can have aromas of anise, cinnamon, orange or lemon peel, roots and seeds of angelica, coriander or wild plums. Alcohol concentration ranges from 40-45%. It is used in particular as a basic ingredient in various cocktails such as martini.
Tonic gin is one of the simplest and most delicious cocktails in the world. The Netherlands and England share their paternity over gin, which is popular all over the world today, thanks to its unique taste, which satisfies all tastes.
Tonic gin, the classic cocktail of today, has its origins in the early 1800s, in India.
British colonists found that quinine water, used for therapeutic purposes and often rejected because of its very bitter taste, was easier to take in combination with a measure of gin, a little sugar and lemon juice. The drink quickly surpassed its “useful” role and was brought to Europe, where it gained great popularity, thanks to its refreshing taste, and was refined over time.
Although it is easy to prepare, tonic gin has some secrets you need to know, if you really want to enjoy the freshness of this drink.
The main aroma of the tonic gin is bitter-citrus, sweet pine and juniper and tinted by the herbs chosen by the producer to give it a special character. Both gin and tonic water have a harsh, harsh, prominent taste.
The combination of the two is a perfect combination – and not only taste buds, but the chemistry itself. The molecules of the tonic water and those of the gin simply attract and combine in a different taste than that of the ingredients taken separately.
The colorless drink gets color and accent by adding lime slices, which bring elements of freshness and sour taste.
If maintaining body weight is a concern for you, well, you should know that tonic gin is the cocktail with the least number of calories – about 130 to a glass (200 ml).
The gin itself has an alcoholic strength of 40-45%, but a standard tonic gin cocktail (200 ml) has about 10-13% alcohol content.
Classic tonic gin is tasty, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experiment. On the contrary, you have an excellent base on which you can introduce new tastes and textures.
Gin and juice cocktail Recipes
- 2-3 oz of gin
- 2-3 slices of lime
- 3-4 oz of tonic water
Add gin, tonic water, and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake mixture then pour into serving glass. Garnish with lime. Ready, you made a perfect long drink, only good to serve!
Extra tip: If you want tonic gin to be a more exotic idea, replace slices of lime with slices of grapefruit. The result will be highly appreciated.
- 1.5 oz of gin
- 0.5 oz of lemon juice
- 0.25 oz sugar syrup
If you want something even more elegant, which gives you the thought of elegance and special grace, French 75 is the perfect choice. It is used especially during the holidays, it is a glass that should not miss the New Year’s party, for example, if you want something more than champagne. It is equally suitable for the moments when you give great news: entrance to Medicine, new job, betrothal, expecting a child, and others in this series. Add the gin, juice and syrup to an ice shaker. Shake and pour into an empty glass, which you fill with champagne. Enjoy the moment!
Gin Tom Collins
- 2 oz of gin
- The juice from half a lemon
- 1 oz of simple juice
- 3-4 oz of soda
- A slice of orange
Put the gin, lemon juice and syrup in a tall glass, filled with ice. Add the siphon, mix slowly and garnish with the orange slice.
Just one sip from this cocktail and you’ll fall in love with it, considering it an “adult siphon.” It’s probably the best alcoholic lemonade ever made. But beware: you will have a tendency, during hot summer days, to drink glass after glass.
- 2 oz of gin
- 1 oz of simple juice
- 1 oz of lime juice
- A slice of lime
Put the ingredients in a shaker, half filled with ice. Mix and pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of lemon.
The gimlet’s original recipe included lemon juice but in the meantime it has evolved, now using lime juice, which brings this cocktail along the same lines as Gin Rickey.
- 0.5 oz of gin
- 1.35 oz of apple juice
- 0.85 oz of dry vermouth
- 2-3 slices of apple
Put the ingredients in a shaker. Mix and pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the slices of apple.