Is Gin and tonic a British thing?
Britain is a very multinational place and it just seems all my pure blooded British lol friends like gin whilst my EU buddies don't like gin at all. Not sure if it's just a person to person thing or would countries like a gin and tonic
- L. E. GantLv 79 months agoFavourite answer
Think of gin being a variation of schnapps or vodka. Schnapps or vodka are basically fast-brewed and distilled alcohol from easily available vegetation, just like "pure" gin is -- stuff you could make in the bathtub. Gin was the form most often produced in Britain (especially England -- the Scots, Irish and Welsh tended more to forms of whisky).
Most Europeans think of gin as being close to poisonous (the very cheap "moonshine" tended to have a largish level of methanol, or "wood" alcohol, so they preferred their schnapps and vodkas.
- Cheese and OnionLv 59 months ago
Of course Britain is multinational. It's made up of more than one nation.
I have no idea what is meant by "pure blooded British lol friends".
- 9 months ago
The drink is a particular phenomenon as its taste is quite different from the taste of its constituent liquids which are rather bitter. The chemical structures of both ingredients are of a similar molecular shape and attract each other, shielding the bitter taste
- Anonymous9 months ago
It's a drink liked by some, but not the general public. Beer is number one for commoners.