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UK gin lovers’ campaign for Gin and Tonic Emoji - Lixir fight for #JusticeforGin with petition
Lixir Drinks, tonic water and mixer brand, are calling for UK gin fans to sign a petition for a Gin and Tonic emoji. Lixir Drinks are asking gin fans everywhere to sign the petition and get Gin and Tonic well and truly on the digital map.
In 2019 alone, Brits bought 83 million bottles of gin, that’s enough to make over 2.3 billion Gin and Tonics! It may come as a surprise to some that the UK sends 14% more gin around the world than it does beer.
Despite these record numbers, there’s still no Gin and Tonic emoji for one of the country’s favourite tipples. Gin lovers are up in arms at being denied the classic drink emoji for so long. Lixir Drinks have stepped up to give the people what they want; a campaign for Unicode to include a Gin and Tonic emoji.
Over 3000 emojis are 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, teacup with no handle, five different umbrellas, nine different books and ten different flowers!
The aim is to collect 10,000 signatures to present to Unicode this summer.
Not only that, Lixir Drinks 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 accept Lixir Drinks call for the Gin and Tonic emoji addition, this very graphic could be used worldwide by summer 2021.
To sign the petition, visit https://gin-and-tonic-emoji.co.uk now. Sign it. Share it. Have a G&T. (And please ensure you confirm signing the petition via the confirmation email you received).