A Brief History of Gin

created at: 04/09/2015

Whether you like yours mixed with a splash of tonic, some soda and lemon, or stirred with vermouth and a twist, we can all agree: gin is indeed the spirit of spring. And throughout its history, its been proposed to cure everything from the black plague to malaria. Supposedly, today is international Gin & Tonic day, but that’s not a real thing, is it? Regardless, here are some fun facts and ten ought-to-try bottles from the team at MentalFloss.com: A Brief History of Gin—and 12 Kinds You Should Try