Gin-tonic, the drink of the eighties, is more hip than ever before. Bars, clubs, gin menus in restaurants - gin is everywhere. This book answers all the questions that gin lovers could possibly have. Richly illustrated, it covers the history of gin and the gin families with their distinct characteristics and flavours. Nowadays there are over 150 sorts of gin and 20 sorts of tonic water. What to choose and what to add next to the tonic water and gin? With food-pairing and accompanying dishes. Last but not least an overview is given of the most famous gin bars worldwide.