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3 great ways to celebrate International Gin and Tonic Day in Los Angeles

Eugene Adams

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For those of you that didn't know, October 19 is International Gin and Tonic Day

While it may seem like a silly reason to have a "day," there is a heartwarming story behind it. Mary Edith Keyburn passed away on October 19, 2010, with a gin and tonic by her side. Mary's friends decided to mark that day as gin and tonic day to honor her memory.

According to her friends, Mary was a remarkable woman who happened to have a passion for the drink. She loved it so much that her family smuggled some into her hospital room. It was smuggled in a water bottle and hidden in plain sight.

International Gin and Tonic day didn't gain much traction at first, but Social Media helped it gain popularity. The International Gin and Tonic Day Facebook page was started in 2012. 

According to the Facebook Page, people from over 25 countries sent photos of themselves celebrating the day in 2020. 

Here are three great ways you can celebrate Gin and Tonic day in Los Angeles. 

Go to a Bar

The bar scene in Los Angeles is one of the best in the world. There is no shortage of great bars to choose from

Keep in mind that just because it's International Gin and Tonic day doesn't mean that's all you can drink. You can switch back to your usual order afterward. 

With Friends at Home

Making a Gin and Tonic is not particularly difficult. There are only two ingredients, three if you count the ice. 

If you're not in the mood to spend Los Angeles bar prices, you can easily make yourself a drink at home. 

Yes, you can drink alone, but it's always better to celebrate with friends. Invite a couple of friends over and enjoy. 

Not at All

Not everyone drinks alcohol, and that's ok. You don't have to celebrate if you don't want to. 

International Gin and Tonic Day is still a fun little piece of information to know even if you don't celebrate it. 

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