Ginuary is the perfect time to try a Gin martini, go for a standard gin and-tonic or get creative with it. Gin has a rich history that began in Europe. The name Gin may have been originally used to treat ailments. It could be a Flemish word for “genever” or even “jenever”, which was then likely abbreviated to “gin”, as it’s now known. Gin is made from coniferous juniper berries and distilled grains. However, historians believe it has roots in Dutch culture. It could even be as old as the 11th Century. The spirit was made from juniper trees in Southern Italy by monks. Gin gained popularity in England in 17th century when King William III and Queen Mary II became co-regents. The English would support William by drinking gin, as it was cheaper than the alternative brandy. Today’s gin is probably a little different. It is purer, and it comes in a variety different flavors and styles. Ginuary is at a different point. This month celebrates gin as a versatile spirit. It offers many opportunities to discover and enjoy unique flavors and styles, as well as the recipes you can make with it. You’ll be able to spend the whole month of January enjoying all that is unique and enjoyable about Gin. These are some ideas to celebrate Ginuary. Gin is one of the most inventive spirits. Brands and companies are constantly innovating new types of Gin, as well as seasonal releases. January is the perfect time to replenish your liquor cabinet after you have been depleted over Christmas holidays. Many liquor and spirit suppliers are joining the celebration of Ginuary. This means that there will be special offers and discounts on a variety of brands of Gin. You can also buy a few bottles of gin to gift as gifts while you’re there. Gin can be used as a gift to celebrate special occasions such as hostess gifts, birthdays and other events. You don’t need to stick with the traditional martini, gin and tonic or other gin-based cocktails. These ideas will inspire you to make and try new gin cocktails.