Never had gin before..... If you can drink vodka straight i'm sure you can drink gin straight. I think Strong alcohol usually tastes like rubbing alcohol or paint thinner. Vodka -rubbing alcohol. Rum- paint thinner.Depends on the type of gin as to what it will taste like, however they are all nasty. Rubbing alcohol is a good comparison. Also Tangeruay tastes like the smell of pine air freshener.