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16 Reasons Why Gin Is The Best

Because you can't begin without "gin."

1. Gin and tonic can help fight malaria!

2. "Gin" is basically short for "juniper," which is super cute.

3. Vodka is made from potatoes. Gin is made from pine cones. Suck it, vodka.

4. It was created by a doctor (with a Ph.D in Good Times, I bet).

5. 1920s Prohibition-era "bathtub gin" almost always tasted horrible, but no one cared because gin is awesome.

6. Gordon's London Dry Gin was first distilled in 1769.

7. Gin is a spirit that's totally customizable.

8. Martinis are made with gin, not with vodka.

See, this isn't so hard. Is it, Mr. Bond?

9. Pugs love gin.

10. American standards demand gin be at least 40% ABV (alcohol by volume), whereas in the EU it's 37.5%.

11. Frank Sinatra "...loved Tanqueray gin, but it didn't love him." That didn't stop him from hanging with Bing Crosby, and having a ball.

12. The Philippines consumes the most gin in the world.

13. Gin does not make your nose red.

14. There are over 700 gin cocktail recipes. Get to drinkin', people!

15. Cats love gin.

16. World Gin Day exists.