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Gin yummy

The iconic G&T may well be a mainstay of your Christmas festivities, says nutritionist Eve Kalinik – but there’s more to the affectionately termed ‘Mother’s Ruin’ than meets the eye
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Gin seems to have originated in Holland, but found its real status in London in the late 18th century, with distilleries all over the city. Originally, gin emerged as more of a medicinal tonic thought to alleviate circulatory issues and, later, the notorious G&T found a place in warding off malaria for soldiers during colonial times – attributed more to the quinine in the tonic, but the gin could have helped, too.

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