Summer Drinking: Guide to Gin

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Our recent survey discovered that many of you drink gin in the summer, and for good reason. Gin's crisp, herbal flavors are perfectly refreshing on a hot day, paired with lime or cold, sparkling tonic.

We remembered this article from the San Francisco Chronicle which ran back in January, and we wanted to share. It's a great overview of both classic and contemporary gins: The other white spirit. The author gives some tasting notes at the end.

We're partial to traditional, juniper-heavy gins, although the cucumber and rosewater Hendricks has been in serious rotation lately. We'd like to check out Aviation (lavender and cardamom?) too. What kind of gin do you drink, and why?

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.