Well if science says it, it must be true.
Summer is an enjoyable time of year for most but for those who suffer with hay fever it can be a bit of a grind.
Thankfully, a solution is at hand. According to Asthma UK, drinking gin and tonic on days with a high pollen count can ease your pain.
It's all thanks to the fermentation process of clear spirits, which leaves them with low levels of histamines making them more suitable than beer or cider.
Any excuse, says you.