The second Saturday of June is World Gin Day.
It has been designated as a day to celebrate and enjoy gin. Its refreshing floral notes are perfect for a summer weekend.
There are now many craft gins available to sample.
What’s your favourite gin-based cocktail?
And remember, when life gives you lemons, crack open the gin.
Activities for today
- Try a gin you’ve never had before;
- post a photo of your new gin on social media, along with your impression of it;
- try a gin cocktail you’ve never had before;
- look for offers and promotions on gin today;
- look for gin tasting sessions;
- order a gin tasting kit to hold a tasting at home with friends.
The first year for World Gin Day was in 2009. The day was created by Neil Houston in Birmingham, England. About World Gin Day. Accessed July 2021 at https://worldginday.com/about/
A Saturday was picked on purpose: “to make the most of the day, we like to give you the Sunday to recover….” About World Gin Day. Accessed July 2021 at https://worldginday.com/about/
In 2013, Neil passed the torch for promoting the day to a friend of his, English spirits author Emma Stokes, who writes that she is now, “Monkey of gin and chief in charge of World Gin Day…” Accessed July 2021 at http://www.ginmonkey.co.uk/ She is also the author of a 2015 book, “The Periodic Table of Cocktails”.
De Souza, Nicole. 5 Tantalising Things To Try In Melbourne On World Gin Day. Melbourne, Australia: Secret Melbourne. 11 June 2021. Accessed July 2021 at https://secretmelbourne.com/world-gin-day/
Whitbread, Louise. World Gin Day 2021: Everything you need to celebrate in style. London, England: The Independent. 10 June 2021. Accessed July 2021 at https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/food-drink/spirits/world-gin-day-2021-uk-b1862446.html
Varandani, Suman. World Gin Day 2021: Funny One-Liners To Share With Those Who Love The Drink. New York, New York: International Business Times. 12 June 2021. Accessed July 2021 at https://www.ibtimes.com/world-gin-day-2021-funny-one-liners-share-those-who-love-drink-3223625