Gin, when mixed with tonic water, once seemed to be the sophisticated drink of college students everywhere. But it often gets overlooked in this day and age of quintuple-distilled premium Vodkas and sweet infusions of things they used to make grandmother’s perfumes with. Gin has never been an easy spirit, but then again it’s never been a single spirit either. Gin is a family -- a very close-knit family, but a family nonetheless -- that share certain traits: most notably a reliance on juniper berries for their main flavoring component. The word Gin, after all, comes from the spirit’s original name; Jenever, Dutch for Juniper!