Gin cures hayfever so I'll be throwing out all my antihistamines when I get home
As a hayfever sufferer, I've always dreaded this pollen filled time of year, but not anymore.
Now instead of having to hide away in a cloud of tissues and Claritin, you can now casually sip on gin and get the same effects. Kind of anyway.
That's right we no longer have no avoid beer gardens and eating outdoors, yay!
According to findings by AsthmaUK, it seems that one of the trendiest drinks is also a cure-all for hayfever.
The reason for this is because clear spirits like gin are low in histamines and sulphites, so drinking them won't trigger symptoms.
I recently noticed that when I went on nights out if I drank gin or a gin-based cocktail I would feel fine the next day. This surprised me as I wouldn't regularly be a gin drinker and thought it would have given me a hangover so I was delighted to find it suited me.
On the other hand, beer was making me feel really ill even though I'd usually be a beer drinker. After a quick google though I found that fermented beverages like beer are culprits when it comes to setting off hayfever so I guess I'll have to put the beer away.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but if you love a glass of red wine with your al fresco lunch you may find yourself with puffy eyes. Dark drinks like red wine are on the opposite end of the scale. It'll basically give you the same effects as rubbing your face in a bunch of flowers.
Seeing as gin is the drink du jour in Ireland at the moment I don't foresee getting your hands on a cool glass a problem.
Now when you fancy a gin and tonic all you have to say is "It's for my allergies", and you won't even be spoofing.
So who's coming for a rooftop cocktail?