Shoot Your Shot: History of Gin and Tonic

This week we look into one of history's most intriguing "lemons into lemonade" moments. We'll discuss how malaria led to the invention of the Gin and Tonic! We cover malaria medicine, how bad it tasted, and how a little gin turned out to be just what the doctor ordered. Join us this week on The Tipsy Timeline!

We take the long and winding road from malaria to the Gin and Tonic. We discuss just how big of a deal malaria was, the discovery of anti-malarial drugs, distillation of quinine, and why this became intertwined with tonic and/or gin. And a little British Colonialism holds it all together. Sources for this episode come from the following sources
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