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Cheers to the start of a new year with Ginuary! Discover new gin cocktails, events and more to kick off your year in style.
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Cheers to the start of a new year with Ginuary on January 1! This day celebrates the beloved spirit of gin and all its delicious variations. It's believed that gin was first created in Holland in the 17th century, but it became popular in England when it was used as a remedy for stomach ailments. Now, it is enjoyed worldwide in various cocktails and even on its own. So why not kick off the new year by raising a glass of your favorite gin and toasting to all the exciting possibilities ahead? Let's make this Ginuary one to remember!

History of Ginuary

Ginuary Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Middle ages</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origins of Gin</div><div class='timeline-text'>Distilled alcohol flavored with juniper berries, the primary component in gin, was first used as a medicinal remedy in the Middle Ages.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>17th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Dawn of Modern Gin</div><div class='timeline-text'>In Holland, during the 17th century, gin evolved from a herbal medicine to a recreational drink, consumed by soldiers for its purportedly calming effects before battle.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>18th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Gin Craze in Britain </div><div class='timeline-text'>The 18th Century saw a 'gin craze' in Britain following a massive increase in domestic production, earning gin the nickname 'Mother's Ruin'.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>19th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Gin Cocktails</div><div class='timeline-text'>Gin gained popularity in cocktail mixology during the 19th century, featuring prominently in traditional cocktails like the Martini and the Tom Collins.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Craft Gin Renaissance</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 21st century has seen a resurgence of gin's popularity, with an explosion of new, small-scale craft distilleries innovating with flavors and techniques.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inauguration of Ginuary</div><div class='timeline-text'>The concept of "Ginuary," dedicating the month of January to the appreciation of gin in all its forms, was first introduced by an Australian blogger in 2013, and formalized as a celebration in 2016.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Ginuary

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create your own gin cocktail</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Experiment with different flavors and ingredients to create your own unique gin cocktail. Don't be afraid to mix and match to find your perfect Ginuary drink.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a gin distillery tour</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit a local gin distillery and learn about the process of making this delicious spirit. Many distilleries offer tours and tastings, making it a fun and educational way to celebrate Ginuary.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a gin tasting party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and have each person bring a different type of gin to taste. This is a great way to try new gins and discover new favorites while celebrating Ginuary together.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a gin festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many cities host gin festivals during Ginuary, featuring tastings, workshops, and other fun activities. Look for one in your area and make it a fun day out with friends.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a gin-infused cooking recipe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative in the kitchen and try cooking with gin. From gin-cured salmon to gin and tonic cupcakes, there are plenty of delicious recipes to try out during Ginuary.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Ginuary

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a celebration of gin</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Ginuary is dedicated to the juniper-based spirit that has been a staple of many cocktails for centuries. It's the perfect excuse to try new gin brands and flavor profiles, or to simply enjoy your favorite gin drinks without feeling guilty.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Gin has a rich history</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Did you know that gin originated in Holland in the 1600s and was used for medicinal purposes? Or that it became an extremely popular drink in London during the 1700s? Gin has a fascinating history, making Ginuary not only fun but also educational!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Gin can be enjoyed in many ways</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There are so many ways to enjoy gin - from classic G&Ts to more complex cocktails like martinis and negronis. You can also experiment with different mixers, garnishes, and even infuse your own flavorings. Ginuary is the perfect time to get creative and discover new ways to enjoy this delicious spirit!</p></div></div>

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Ginuary FAQs

When is Ginuary?

Ginuary is celebrated on January 1 every year. In 2024 Ginuary will occur on a Monday.

Ginuary Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jan 1

Sunday

2024

Jan 1

Monday

2025

Jan 1

Wednesday

2026

Jan 1

Thursday

2027

Jan 1

Friday

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