Seed Researchers Just Saved the Gin and Tonic from Extinction
Thanks to a seed-banking project from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, juniper—one of the main ingredients in gin—is now safe from the fungal disease that had threatened to wipe it out.
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Why Gin-Lovers Should Switch to Jenever
When Julia Ziegler-Haynes brought MUNCHIES along with her to the Netherlands, she took everything she learned and whipped up a lavish brunch and cocktail menu for her Dutch buddies.
Scotland Is Running Out of the Gin-Producing Juniper Plant
A new study from conservation group Plantlife has found that Scotland’s supply of juniper, the plant used to flavour gin, is being killed off by deadly fungal disease phytophthora austrocedrae.
How to Drink Hallucinogenic Beer Like a Viking Shaman
Nowadays, it’s hard to think about consuming craft beers without hops, but ancient brewers used to flavor their wares with whatever they could find. Foraged herbs and spices even had magical powers, and those beer makers even used them as medicine for...