There's a common saying that 'Gin makes you ... ahem... sin'. But science has backed the phrase with a new finding that says gin makes you sexy!

A study on the effects of different alcohol types has found that hard spirits like gin, vodka, whiskey and rum are associated with bringing on emotions of energy and confidence and sexiness.

The Bangor University and King’s College London study, published this week, studied over 60,000 people over a year. They all had spirits, red wine, white wine and beer in the study time, and 42.4% reported that drinking spirits made them feel sexy.

On the flip side, spirits were more likely to extract feelings of aggression, illness, restlessness and tearfulness than all other drink types. This might explain things to anyone who blames their G&T’s for them getting weepy on a night out.

Red wine was found to be a relaxant in 52.8% of respondents and almost half also reported feeling relaxed when drinking beer.

The study showed that women were significantly more likely to experience emotional differences with alcohol, with the exception of feeling aggressive.

So, if you’re looking for love this party season, perhaps gin is just the tonic!