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How New England Distillers Are Getting Creative With Gin

For decades, gin ruled America’s liquor cabinets and cocktail menus. In the 1920s, it was the bee’s knees, a simple mix of gin, honey, and lemon juice. By the end of World War II, we favored the sloe gin fizz, which built upon its predecessor by adding fruit-flavored gin and a dash of club soda. The classic martini, popularized by Dean Martin and others of the Rat Pack era, dominated the 1950s and ’60s. Read more about local distillers >>