Drinking gin and tonics is the key to longer life, according to a 100-year-old lady

Sure why not

According to 100-year-old woman Mabel Jackson, the secret to long life is drinking six gin and tonics a day.

She told the Suffolk Gazette: “I have two at lunchtime, one at tea time with a biscuit and then three more during the evening while I do my knitting. I swear the gin keeps me young!”


She started drinking 82 years ago, and has drank 4,264 bottles of gin since then.

She said: “I worked it out one night when I couldn’t get to sleep. Instead of counting sheep, I counted gins. You get around 35 measures in a bottle, so as I always have six a day it takes me around a week to get through a bottle. I know this because I buy one every Wednesday from the Co-Op. On that basis I buy 52 bottles a year, making 4,264 bottles since I started. That’s quite an achievement!”

I’m with you Mabel.