Gin, the flavored white spirit is prepared after distillation of grains like corn, rye or barley. The flavoring agents used in making gin is coriander, Juniper berries, angelica, and a variety of herbs and spices. Gin was first produced back in the 17th century and was initially used for medicinal purposes; however today it is better known as a drink for various modern day cocktails, and recipes.
42 gm of distilled gin has 110 calories with no fat, carbohydrate or protein. It just has 1 mg of Sodium. A 25 gm serving of 37.5% volume gin has 52 calories with no proteins, carbohydrates and fat. So basically gin is all about calories and no other nutritional value. It is used to hustle up other drinks like Martini and Dirty Martini. The Classic Martini served in Red Lobster has some amount of gin in it. 1 serving of this drink has 140 calories, 1.5 gm fat, and 330 mg Sodium. The Dirty Martini used in the bars to make various cocktails has quite an amount of sodium in it. A 5 gm serving of this has 100 gm of sodium. Gin has saturated fat, monounsaturated fat, and even poly-unsaturated fat’ thus consumption should be restricted. This distilled drink doesn’t contain cholesterol.
Many people prefer to have gin with lime juice. This changes the nutritional value greatly. In 5gm of lime juice there is just 1 calorie. So when people have gin with lime juice then basically they are adding on to the vitamin C content in the drink. Lime also helps to keep the body hydrated. In compositions like Dirty Martini, Jello Shots, and Peru Payala, gin is used and flavors are added. Most people dip olives on a toothpick in Dirty Martini, they add the guava flavor to Peru Payala to intensify the drink.