Launching in line with Gin and Tonic Day on 19th October, we are urging you to sign our petition for a Gin and Tonic emoji to get Gin and Tonic well and truly on the digital map.
The Gin market is expected to grow annually by 11.4%, but despite these record numbers, there are still no plans in sight for a Gin and Tonic emoji from Unicode.
In the early 1750s, the British people were drinking so much Gin that it became a public health crisis to the point that the Gin Act had to be introduced. For a spirit which has had such an impact on British society, we feel that it is time it has the recognition it deserves in the form of an emoji with Unicode.
We have over 3600 emojis available on our devices, including popular drinks such as whisky, wine and beer. Unicode, the world standard for text and emoji, have also included arguably lesser useful emojis such as: tiki cocktail, a teacup with no handle, five different umbrellas, nine different books and ten different flowers!
We are aiming to collect 10,000 signatures to present to Unicode in line with International Gin and Tonic Day.
To support the petition, we have created the Gin and Tonic emoji graphic: a balloon glass containing a clear liquid with the traditional slice of lime as a garnish. If Unicode accepts our call for the Gin and Tonic emoji addition, this very graphic could be used worldwide.