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14 signs that gin is your one true love

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There’s no denying it; gin, in all of its botanical-based glory, is having something of a renaissance at the moment.

We recently discovered that our favourite juniper juice is packed full of health benefits, not to mention the fact that there’s all sorts of exciting gin-based celebrations around the UK (including distillery sleepovers and boozy afternoon teas).



Yes, gin is having a moment – but we loved it long before it was cool.

If you, like us, suspect that you and Mother’s Ruin might be soulmates, look this way; we’ve unveiled all the signs that you’re meant to be together... 

14 signs that gin is your one true love

1.      You think about gin, even when you’re not with it

You were always on my mind, gin

"You were always on my mind, gin"

… and you’re pretty confident that gin is thinking about you, too.

2.      You’ve introduced gin to your family and friends…

"You're just like that couple in Titanic, only no one dies..."

"You're just like that couple in Titanic, only no one dies..."

They’re all fans. How could they not be, when gin is so good for you? Sure, there’s that one person, who says they just “don’t get it”, but you have a strong suspicion that they’re just jealous.

3.      You’re comfortable being your most authentic selves together

"Gin likes you, just the way you are"

"Gin likes you, just the way you are"

You can be sat at home on a Friday night, dressed in PJs, waiting on a takeaway order, and settling down to watch an entire TV series on Netflix. And gin doesn’t care. Gin is right there alongside you, chilling gently in a glass, and refusing to judge your life choices.

4.      You’re best friends

"And now I'm in a whole new world with gin..."

"And now I'm in a whole new world with gin..."

You’ve had some of your best and messiest times together – and gin has always been there to help you celebrate those special moments in life.

5.      You’re secure enough to be apart…

"And, after all, you're my wonder...gin?"

"And, after all, you're my wonder...gin?"

Nobody can drink gin 24/7, sadly.

Well, not unless it's the non-alcoholic version, that is...

6.      … but nothing is better than being together

"They don't love you like I love you, gin"

"They don't love you like I love you, gin"

You’re always counting down the hours until gin o’clock, aka the best time of day.

7.      It’s like you can’t even see other drinks

"You're the one that I want..."

"You're the one that I want..."

Yes, you’ve heard of rosé, and vodka, and tequila… but you know that they’re nothing compared to gin. Gin is the ultimate, your one and only – and you don’t care what anyone else says.

8.      You like to treat gin to something special every now and then…

"I never dreamed I'd love somebody like you"

"I never dreamed I'd love somebody like you"

How about a specialist tonic to spice things up, eh?

9.      You respect each other (and you genuinely care about gin's future)
 

"Will you still need me when I'm 64?"

"Will you still need me when I'm 64?"

You know that gin is a sophisticated drink, that requires great reverence – and gin, likewise, knows that you’re woman of very refined taste indeed. That’s why you work so well together. And yes, you’ve read countless articles about how juniper bushes are endangered, and you’ve been busy working out a plan to save them.

For purely selfless reasons, obviously.

10.  You cater to the needs of gin, without even thinking about it

"'Cause I've had the time of my life, and I owe it all to gin"

"'Cause I've had the time of my life, and I owe it all to gin"

Translation: you always have a cucumber in your fridge, ice in your freezer, and limes in the fruit bowl.

11.  You can always find it in your hearts to forgive one another

"I'm going crazy, crazy, crazy, just thinking about you lately"

"I'm going crazy, crazy, crazy, just thinking about you lately"

Gin may have given you a headache, and you may have ignored it for several days as a result, but you always find it in your hearts to forgive one another.

12.  You appreciate all the romantic gestures that gin makes for you

"I don't wanna miss a thing, gin"

"I don't wanna miss a thing, gin"

It happens all the time - literally all the time. And you haven’t failed to notice how it gently whispers your name when you open the bottle.

To all those naysayers claiming it’s just “air escaping from the bottle” - they don’t know gin like you do.

13.  You’re not afraid to experiment together

"Baby you're perfect, just the way you are..."

"Baby you're perfect, just the way you are..."

You feel comfortable enough with one another to try out new things, whether that’s a dash of hibiscus, a sprig of lavender, or an extra-special sloe number.

14.  You just know 

"Love can touch just one time, and last for a lifetime..."

"Love can touch just one time, and last for a lifetime..."

When you know, you know.

Words: Kayleigh Dray

Illustrations: Sejal Kapadia

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Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray is editor of Stylist.co.uk, where she chases after rogue apostrophes and specialises in films, comic books, feminism and television. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends. 

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