Saturday, February 25, 2012

For Medicinal Purposes Only

You know you are a drunkard when . . .
Gin is your tonic.

Gin may have been invented in Holland around 1550 by Franciscus de la Boe, a professor of medicine, who thought he could cure stomach complaints, gout and gallstones with an infusion of juniper berries. Thank you professor! I've been moaning with a low-grade tummy ailment all day until the setting sun reminded me of the medicinal qualities of gin and tonic, along with a dash of bitters. So I sat quietly on the balcony sipping my medicine. I'm not sure that it has cured my troubles, but I'm no longer complaining. ;-)

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