As consumers become more health conscious leading into summer, our team conducted PR research and confirmed the health benefits of alcohol consumed in moderation, bolstering our pitching and media relations efforts for Martin Miller’s Gin. From lowering your risk of cardiovascular disease and dementia to preventing the common cold, we found that both wine and spirits have a long history of medicinal use – with gin having the richest history of all.
Gin’s single defining flavor ingredient, the juniper berry, has been used for its health benefits by many cultures for centuries. The juniper berry’s strong essential oils are proven to fight viruses and bacteria and help with joint pain and digestion problems, among other ailments. With an eye on quality, today’s most innovative gin brands, like Martin Miller’s Gin, are traveling the globe to source the best possible juniper berries and ingredients for distillation.
From Medicine to Mixology and Back Again
Historically rooted gin remedies like the Gin and Tonic, infused with herbs for a modern twist, continue to hold their ground as a perennial favorite among imbibers. Yet, aside from the perks of being the perfect Spring refreshment, these simple classics continue to bring medicine into mixology, proving that some health elixirs last the test of time.
With a focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle leading into summer, here are our picks for three timeless Martin Miller’s Gin elixirs that will entice your taste buds and do your body good.
Cucumber Thyme Gin and Tonic
As Winston Churchill once said, “The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.” One of the healthiest cocktails you can drink, the mix of the quinine in the tonic water and the spirit has sealed its place in medical history – warding off diseases like malaria during periods of British conquest. Quinine is a natural muscle relaxant and disease prophylactic.
Enjoying one gin and tonic a day is proven to ward off the common cold and relieve muscle cramps. Add elements of cucumber and thyme for a fresh twist with an antioxidant and vitamin boost!
• 1 ½ ounces Martin Miller’s Gin
• 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
• 3 cucumber slices
• Fever-tree tonic water
Simple to prepare, easy to love and good for you – sounds like the perfect cocktail right? The Pink Gin is a simple mix of gin, bitters and lemon peel that aids in digestion. Stirred with ice, served up and garnished with a lemon peel, the Pink Gin is a healthy concoction you can enjoy year round.
• 2 ounces Martin Miller’s Gin
• 3 dashes Angostura bitters
• Twist of lemon
Proven to aid in the treatment of arthritis, gin soaked grapes are delicious herbal remedies. The combination of the alcohol as a temporary pain reliever, health benefits of the juniper berries and bioactive compounds of the raisins work their magic reduce joint pain.
• One box of dried white or golden raisin
• Martin Miller’s Gin
1. Empty the box of raisins into a shallow container.
2. Pour enough gin into the container to cover the raisin.
3. Cover the container and keep it covered for 7-10 days.
4. Allow all of the gin to evaporate, so that only the gin-soaked raisins are left in the container.
5. Keep refrigerated and consume nine raisins per day.
What are some of your favorite gin health remedies? Share your tips in the comments.