Today will indeed be a happy day at the Casa du Borghese!!!! Today is my day. Today is National Gin & Tonic Day!!! And at least we now have an excuse for happy hour ASAP. Hail Hail...the whole gang is here!!!!The cocktail has a medical discovery back in the 1700s to thank for its origin — quinine, which is a bitter, crystalline compound found in tonic water — works as a kinda-sorta effective anti-malarial. When that reveal was made to British soldiers, who were staking down flags in every corner of the world (particularly in a few literally hot malaria spots), worked out that the bitter taste of quinine was overcome with a slug of gin, and the G&T came to be. Today’s tonic water contains far less quinine, and a bit more sugar, but it still is the ideal companion to the liquor derived from juniper berries and enjoyed since the Middle Ages. So whether you chose to make love to your tonic and gin like yours truly today.... sip one will drown the sorrows of the day with a few fancy takes on the classic cocktail at home. While I have many gins, Hendricks is by far my favorite flavor, infused with it's special ingredients of rose and cucumber.
In this quarantine....who needs curbside service, when one can have sofa side service?GIN🍸 GIN 🍸