Mother's Ruin gets a makeover

Gibson at Kettner Exchange Gin has always been a drink of dubious repute. Its history includes mass alcoholism, rioting, and bootlegging. Yet, add the slightest of accoutrements, the barest whisper of citrus zest, a splash of good aperitif, or a thin slice of cucumber, and "mother's ruin" transforms miraculously into a sleek, sophisticated bon vivant.