Gin, a distilled spirit, uses juniper as a main ingredient (hence some gins having that sort of Christmas-y taste). But unlike other spirits, there’s little regulation on what constitutes a “gin” after that– there are many flavor profiles and ingredients that can be in your gin of choice. Its popularity is on the up and up, and being used more and more in cocktail programs around the country. Just please, do not shoot gin– it’s a spirit made for mixing. So what gins should you know? Here, some of the best and most known gins on the market.
A classic, Hendrick’s redefined the gin and tonic with the simple addition of cucumber. With flavors of cucumbers and rose, this gin is made for easy drinking.