The merit in this question lies in the fact that we have diverse types of workforce. For example, the days of 9-to-5 are not so much consigned to the past, but merely tell a small part of the global labour story. Let’s consider health workers, firefighters or other shift workers. Such people would typically work shifts that may run from say 7:00 in the morning through to about 2:30 or 3:00 in the afternoon. Another shift would run from say 3:00 in the afternoon to about 11:30 at night. Then another shift would run from 11:30 at night through about 7 the next morning. What that actually means is the start of day appears at a different time for different people, depending upon the different occupations that they have.
That being the case, we can at least suggest that there would be a preferred gin drink at any time of the day.
Often, a gin and tonic after work is held in high regard as reasonable standard fare. Of course, it does bring up the possibility that having finished at 7:00 in the morning, you may be struggling to find some place to have your after-work gin and tonic in a bar. Cocktails for example, could be at midday, the afternoon or in the evening, depending upon where you are and the occasion involved. In my estimation, there really isn’t a bad time for gin at all,
However, the time of day that you choose to drink your gin is a personal preference. In these days of interconnectedness through technology virtual parties are becoming a more popular way to connect people in different locations in efforts to bring celebratory energy within reach.
As an aside, my experience as an assistant distiller – making gin on an industrial scale – whilst first learning the trade, would be to start early in the morning. The reason being that your taste buds are at their best in the morning, and certainly after a good night’s sleep. At that time, typically the stills would be fired up and we’d take various measures from the stills during production periods. This is typically when people’s olfactory senses are also at their best. An absence of aftershave, antiperspirants or other aroma-rich distractions helped ensure that the team were well attuned to producing high quality product time after time, every time