Gin is a great alcoholic beverage to turn into a cocktail because of its dryness, herbal qualities, and (sort of) refreshing taste. When mixed with sugary fruit juices, the taste is more balanced than anything else.
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A citrus-infused gin cocktail has become more and more popular over the decades, however nowadays, drinkers lean towards the drier, subtler flavors.
Take for instance the classic gin and tonic. This mix has been a favorite for centuries. British colonialists invented this drink in India. What started as a medicinal additive quickly turned people into gin lovers. Over the years, people have garnished the drink with either lime or cucumber.
Speaking of gin and cucumbers, nobody knew how beloved this combination would be. After all, it’s a watery vegetable mixed with a botanical spirit. But it was just one of those things that worked. Cucumbers were known to bring out the juniper, pepper, and citrus flavors in gin.
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Moving away from organic ingredients, let’s look at gin and martini. This drink, which combines gin, vermouth, an olive (or lemon) has been a bar favorite for ages. The sweetness can be adjusted with the type of vermouth being used. You can also come up with a saltier, more savory taste by adding a splash of olive brine.