Ginis adistilled alcoholic drinkthat derives its predominant flavor fromjuniper berries. Gin originated as a medicinal liquor made by monks and alchemists across Europe. It then became an object of commerce in thespirits industry. Gin became popular in England after the introduction ofjenever, a Dutch and Belgian liquor that was originally a medicine. Gin today is produced in different ways from a wide range of herbal ingredients, giving rise to a number of distinct styles and brands. After juniper, gin tends to be flavored with botanical/herbal, spice, floral or fruit flavors or often a combination. It is commonly consumed mixed withtonic waterin agin and tonic.