A 1.5-ounce serving of 80-proof gin has 97 calories on average. The mixers that people use for gin often drive up the calorie content for the drink.
Gin can officially be traced back to the 17th century, when it was first produced in Holland. Some people argue that it was found earlier in Italy, but this claim lacks evidence. The popular booze was initially produced as a medicine that was used to treat a variety of ailments, including gallstones, gout and stomach issues. The Dutch started to add juniper flavors in order to make it more tasty. In the early 1700s, gin was put up for sale by licensed sellers.