This weekend marks World Gin Day's 10th anniversary and here is everything you need to know.

World Gin Day is held every year on June 9 and is a global celebration of all things gin and whether you are drinking it neat, straight on in a cocktail, you should definitely celebrate.

To celebrate (no, we are not offering you free gin) here are some facts that you can get wrong recounting to your friends in the pub later.

Gin was welcomed into this world around 1689.

According to the people at Sipsmith’s, London’s most popular drink in the winter of 1823 was the Hot Gin Twist. One man wrote a 149-line poem for the newspapers extolling its virtues.

A Martini is made with gin and sweet vermouth, a dry Martini is made with gin and dry vermouth.

Gin and tomato juice was all the rage as a hangover cure in New York City in 1928, years before the vodka-based Bloody Mary made its debut at the King Cole Room in the St Regis Hotel.

Gin’s primary flavour is the sweet pine and soft citrus of the juniper berry.

By 1726, London had 1,500 working stills and there were 6,287 places where you could buy gin.

Nearly all juniper used in gin is picked wild. Almost none is cultivated.

The juniper berry is actually not a berry at all.

During the plague years, doctors wore masks filled with juniper berries as they thought the plague was spread by bad odours.

In 1721, Britain consumed 3.5 million gallons of gin.

The 'bathtub gin' that was made in the United States during Prohibition had dangerous – even lethal – physical effects due to the fact that it sometimes contained methanol. Sufferers were blinded or even poisoned.

How do you make the perfect G&T?

50ml of your favourite gin

A high quality tonic - It should either follow 1:1 or 1:3, depends how strong you like it

Wedge of lime.

Highball Glass