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History of Gin and Tonic that Kept British Empire Healthy

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History of Gin and Tonic that Kept British Empire Healthy

The venerable “G and T” is much beloved amongst drinkers young and old, despite critics’ claim that its taste resembles pine needles. Leave the tree chewing naysayers to themselves and pour another. The gin and tonic drink has, in its two hundred years of existence, never been out of style. Winston Churchill even once declared, “The gin and tonic drink has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.” This might seem preposterous, or even a good jest, but would Churchill lie to you? It all began in an exotic, far off land. India: the jewel...

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