Did you know that Gin & Tonic (G&T), the cocktail, was introduced by the army of the British East India Company in India.
In India and other tropical regions, malaria was a persistent problem. In the 1700s it was discovered by Scottish doctor George Cleghorn that quinine could be used to prevent and treat the disease. The quinine was drunk in tonic water, however the bitter taste was unpleasant. British officers in India in the early 19th century took to adding a mixture of water, sugar, lime and gin to the quinine in order to make the drink more palatable, thus gin and tonic was born.

 

and I’m pleased to let you know that my friend Richard of Imagine Africa Safaris offered me a wonderful glass of GIN&T with rosemary , poolside and savannah view.
What more to ask? 🙂
Absolutely refreshing!

 

Sapevate che il cocktail Gin & Tonic fu introdotto dall’esercito della Compagnia delle Indie?
In India ed in altre regioni tropicali, la malaria era un problema persistente.
Nel 1700 un dottore scozzese scopri’ che il chinino poteva essere usato per prevenire e curare la malattia. Per eliminare lo spiacevole gusto amaro gli ufficiali inglesi ai primi del 900 aggiunsero al chinino e alla tonica un mix di acqua, lime e gin. Nacque cosi’ il GIN & Tonic

Uno dei piu’ memorabili l’ho bevuto a bordo piscina con vista savana offerto dal mio amico Richard del tour operator Imagine Africa Safaris con l’aggiunta di un po’ di rosmarino.
Cosa chiedere di piu’? Assolutamente rinfrescante 🙂

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