Medicinal Waters

"Mi gin tonic"
Andres Calamaro

Today, we think of tonic water as a mixer, something added to straight gin to improve the flavor. But originally, it was the other way around. Read more about Medicinal Waters

A Little Bit Country

"Gin and Juice"
Snoop Doggy Dog
"Gin and Juice"
The Gourds

Sometimes, a simple mixed drink can be appreciated across cultures. And few are as simple as the drink Snoop Dogg made famous: gin and juice.

The principles of mixology teach us that, like any drink composed of a shot of distilled spirits mixed with a single mixer, gin and juice is considered a highball. Orange is the most traditional juice, which leaves you with something like a slightly herbal screwdriver. Others recommend pineapple or grapefruit juice, although unsweetened grapefruit juice leaves you with more of a sipping and less of a rolling beverage. Read more about A Little Bit Country

Gin and Curry

"Sloe Gin"
Tim Curry

This week, we reexamine your preconceptions about an artist and a drink most people think of as pretty one-dimensional. The artist is singer and actor Tim Curry, and the drink is gin. Specifically, sloe gin. Read more about Gin and Curry


"Love Is Like A Bottle Of Gin"
The Magnetic Fields

In 1999, Stephen Merritt set out to explore every type of love song. It ended up taking him three albums, and at least one bottle of gin. Read more about But...

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