World Gin Day
If you need a little something to whet your whistle, you’re in luck. An annual beverage holiday is here and parched people around the globe are in the mood to celebrate! Get ready to raise your glass, folks – the second Saturday in June is World Gin Day!
This annual beverage holiday was created in 2009 by blogger, Neil Houston, as a way to celebrate and enjoy a great tasting gin with friends. Since its inception, nations around the world have participated in the international event. Social media is celebrating, too.
Folks have been sippin’ on gin for centuries. According to Colleen Graham, gin was created by Dr. Franciscus Sylvus and was initially used for medicinal purposes. This spirited, light-bodied liquor gets its flavor from the aromatic juniper berries. Other botanicals including cinnamon, orange or lemon peels, fennel and anise can also be added.