International Gin & Tonic Day!

Happy International Gin & Tonic Day!

Since 2010, people around the world have celebrated International Gin & Tonic day on October 19th. Our new article celebrates everything G&T including the fascinating history behind the infamous drink as well as some of our top picks for gin glasses!

Read it below!

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The History of the Gin & Tonic

The Gin & Tonic was created back in the 19th century by the Presidency armies, the military force of the East India Company. While stationed in the India subcontinent, malaria became a problem for the European soldiers, so as a preventative cure they were instructed to drink quinine with tonic water. This mixture however had a bitter and unpleasant taste.

 

To make the drink more palatable, the officers began to add a mixture of water, sugar, lime, and gin to the quinine and tonic – and thus the Gin and Tonic cocktail was born!

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 Our Favourite Gin Glasses

While Gin and Tonics have in the past been traditionally served in a highball glass or rocks glass, Gin Goblets and Gin Balloon have quickly become a new favourite among drinkers around the world. The large glasses provide ample space for the ice, tonic, and gin, as well as give a more aesthetically pleasing presentation.

 

Here are our top picks for gin and tonic glasses! (Click to order)

 

Ambassador Gin Goblet

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Juniper Gin Balloon

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 Speakeasy Gin Cocktail Glass

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 Vina Splendid Gin Goblet

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 Hayworth Cocktail Glass

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Looking for more gin glasses options? Check out our international gin & tonic day Pinterest board here for more!

 

See gin glasses and much more in our NEW! Christmas Essentials flyer here

 

Or contact us to order sales@hughjordan.com | 01 862 7200

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