The invention of gin is attributed to a Dutch physician, Francis Silva and dates back to XVI century. Gin is a spirit, that was widely distributed in England and Holland, in the XVIII century. In England, it was popular due to high duties on imported alcohol.
Dutch gin, which is also called Jenever, differs from the London by the technology and taste. In the British colonies, gin tonic was used as an antimalarial drink, as it successfully masked the bitter taste of quinine.
The basis of this drink is pure grain alcohol, in which herbs, roots and spices: star anise, coriander, cinnamon and certainly juniper berries that give gin its unique flavor are infused. For the best gin brands berries are imported from the Italian province of Tuscany. Then tincture is distilled a second time through the copper stills, "heads" and "tails" are removed, and clean gin is diluted with water to the desired strength (from 40 to 50 degrees).
This drink is characterized by specific dry and bitter taste, that is why it is often mixed with other drinks. Citrus juices are the best among soft drinks to be combined with gin.
In the European Union there are 4 types of gin:
Juniper (Genebra) — flavored gin with a minimum strength of 30 degrees.
Gin — the classic drink produced by a single distillation method, taste of juniper dominates.
Distilled gin — the result of a secondary distillation of ethyl alcohol with addition of herbs and roots.
London gin — result of distillation of herbal tincture with juniper berries; doesn't contain any sweeteners, colorants and other ingredients, except water.
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