Are you cold? Allow me to introduce you to hot gin 4 years ago

Are you cold? Allow me to introduce you to hot gin

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Someone has invented hot gin so you can drink away the freezing cold (and whatever other underlying issues you may have.) And when I say someone, I mean a person living in the 18th Century.

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But as is the case with many things from the 1700s, see Unionism and gas lighting, hot gin is only just becoming vogue.

It is appearing in the festive pop-ups of Ealing, which is as good a weather vane of haut couture you will find. What other indicators of mainstream popularity are there to consult? Ah, a Stylist listicle compiling the best recipes researchable with 15 minutes of dedicated Googling.

The actual hot gin itself was first produced during Georgian wintertime. London held frost fairs on the frozen River Thames where gin would be heated with a red hot poker. According to a founder of popular distillery Sipsmith, who have started replicating the phenomenon at London's Ham Yard hotel. It is called Hot Gin Roof, and it will warm the cockles of your heart in this, the coldest of winter weeks.

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Think mulled wine but with gin. Mulled gin. Hot gin.

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Pull that poker out of the fire and stick it in your gin.