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Posted: 9/10/2010 5:47:29 PM EDT
So im enjoying a Seagrams and Cranberry with a splash of lime juice.

Whats your Gin and whats your drink?

Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:48:54 PM EDT
Tanqueray and club soda with lime.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:50:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 5:51:19 PM EDT by dark_light]
it's cold gin time again.....
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:51:55 PM EDT
I had a lot of gin & tonics for a period of about a month with the Seagrams Extra Dry. It was amazing for a while, but I finally got bored of it.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:52:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dark_light:
it's cold gin time again.....


Never heard of that. Of course this is the first time i have enjoyed Gin. Never like it when i was "Younger" but now i can't get enough.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:52:12 PM EDT
Tanqueray Ten and tonic.

Sapphire martinis.

Seagram's and a diet cherry limeade from Sonic - Gin & Sonic™
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:52:30 PM EDT
Hendricks, tonic, lime.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:53:22 PM EDT

+ a little dry vermouth for me, please.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:53:26 PM EDT
Saphire dry martinis
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:53:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Thorgrimm_the_Vain:
Hendricks, tonic, lime.


Hendricks, fuck yeah!

Though I prefer a gimlet.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:54:08 PM EDT
Tonic and some Dry Fly I managed to bring back from Portland.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:54:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 6:00:38 PM EDT by RustedAce]
Bombay Saphire. Neat.

maybe sometimes an olive or two.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:55:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 5:55:30 PM EDT by Guardian05]
Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Tanqueray Ten and tonic.

Sapphire martinis.

Seagram's and a diet cherry limeade from Sonic - Gin & Sonic™


Fucking awesome! That sounds great.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:55:42 PM EDT
does anybody remember gilbey's gin in the frosted bottle?

good stuff...
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:56:52 PM EDT
Not Seagrams if I can avoid it.
Bombay Sapphire for martinis, and beefeater or tanqueray for tonics, gimlets, etc.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:57:00 PM EDT
OH YEAH!

In fact, I just back home from picking up a new bottle.
Bombay Sapphire gin and Schweppes Tonic Water! Nectar of the Gods!

Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:57:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Guardian05:
Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Tanqueray Ten and tonic.

Sapphire martinis.

Seagram's and a diet cherry limeade from Sonic - Gin & Sonic™


Fucking awesome! That sounds great.
You'll love it. Make sure that you get a diet, though. The bitterness of the aspartame sort of mimics the taste of tonic water. Non-diet isn't as good. I've researched this drink thoroughly over several years!
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:58:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 6:01:26 PM EDT by grumpy-old-man]
Without question –– Crystal Palace. Best cheap gin I've ever consumed. Ask for it by name!!! And, accept no substitutes!!!!!!!

http://www.bartonbrands.com/crystalpalacegin.html
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:59:14 PM EDT
Bombay Martinis. Dirty.

Tanqueray Rangpur GnTs.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 5:59:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By grumpy-old-man:
Without question –– Crystal Palace. Best cheap gin I've ever consumed. Ask for it buy name!!! And accept no substitutes!!!!!!!


Isn't that vodka?
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:00:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 6:01:06 PM EDT by AZ_Sky]
I love Gin.

At home it's usually Gordons London Dry:



Or Hendricks:



I also like Bombay original (red label), not Saphire, and Beefeaters.

Segram's - ah, not so much - I just don't care for the flavor.....

And I like it straight on the rocks - no filler.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:00:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 6:00:40 PM EDT by grumpy-old-man]
Originally Posted By SenorTreinteOcho:
Originally Posted By grumpy-old-man:
Without question –– Crystal Palace. Best cheap gin I've ever consumed. Ask for it by name!!! And accept no substitutes!!!!!!!


Isn't that vodka?


Nope.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:00:35 PM EDT
Bombay Sapphire

Gin & Tonic....
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:00:57 PM EDT
Bombay Sapphire and Tonic.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:01:19 PM EDT
makes me want to go to the liquor store dammit
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:02:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jmzd4:
makes me want to go to the liquor store dammit


Happens to me all the time!
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:02:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Nlinc:
Not Seagrams if I can avoid it.
Bombay Sapphire for martinis, and beefeater or tanqueray for tonics, gimlets, etc.

Perfect for novelty drinks or company who come to your house you don't like that much. I always have "well" liquor on hand.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:05:09 PM EDT
I've had cheap Gins, and I've had very tasteful gins - I can enjoy 'em all - EXCEPT for Tanqueray ... don't know why.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:06:11 PM EDT
New Amsterdam or Hendricks while I'm still able to taste the quality. After about 4 doubles I switch to Barton.

As far as drinks fo I like gin and tonics or gin and grapefruit juice.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:07:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Floridian:
I've had cheap Gins, and I've had very tasteful gins - I can enjoy 'em all - EXCEPT for Tanqueray ... don't know why.

It's just your body chemistry. Don't sweat it.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:07:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 6:08:10 PM EDT by dugedug]
Boodles
Gordons
Hendricks
Gilbeys
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:10:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Floridian:
I've had cheap Gins, and I've had very tasteful gins - I can enjoy 'em all - EXCEPT for Tanqueray ... don't know why.


I tend to agree with you on Tanqueray, imo it is to heavily flavored (juniper) and the alcohol content is a bit high to make it a decent sipping Gin.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:27:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By chaindrive:
does anybody remember gilbey's gin in the frosted bottle?

good stuff...


LOL... yes, that takes me back...

I'm fond of Hendrick's these days.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:32:58 PM EDT
Gilbeys and Fresca rocks.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:41:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RustedAce:
Bombay Saphire. Neat.

maybe sometimes an olive or two.


+1
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:45:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 6:47:58 PM EDT by _Soggy_]
This thread makes me want to try some gin. Can you drink gin straight or on the rocks? (It seems like most don't) Would sprite suffice in lieu of tonic and lime?
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:47:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By _Soggy_:
This thread makes me want to try some gin. Can you drink gin straight or on the rocks? Would sprite suffice in lieu of tonic and lime?


You can use sprite, or 7up. I prefer a gin and 7 over a gine and tonic.

I'm not sure you would want to drink gin straight. Your tongue may shrivel up.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:48:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 6:50:33 PM EDT by Gulbrandr2]





Substitute redbull for limeade, lemonade, orange juice, etc. New Amsterdam is the best I've had

ETA: pic fix't.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:50:00 PM EDT
Sapphire or new Amsterdam with lemon aid or orange juice
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:50:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By _Soggy_:
This thread makes me want to try some gin. Can you drink gin straight or on the rocks? Would sprite suffice in lieu of tonic and lime?


I drink mine both neat (straight), and on the rocks.
Sometimes I'll toss in a couple of olives.
Personally I don't use tonic but many of my friends do. It will be up to you.
Gin is a VERY VERY acquired taste, I'd recommend buying a somewhat top shelf gin if you've never had it before because bad gin is nasty.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:50:37 PM EDT
I just picked up a bottle of Meijer brand cranberry soda, I'll have to try it with my Saphire I have in the fridge!
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:51:24 PM EDT
Little old school Gin & Tonic with lime. Brand insensitive
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:53:39 PM EDT

Sometime in 1981, I woke up at about 4:00am on a picnic table outside the rec center at Southern Illinois University (the one across the street from the towers).

I still had a gallon bottle of gin in my hand. Oh, it was bad.

I have not touched a drop since, and probably never will.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:55:05 PM EDT
Gin & tonic with a twist of lime


ftw.....
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:56:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 7:18:19 PM EDT by MoonDancer]
I've seen a couple posters that are recommending New Amsterdam gin.
Not to knock other people's taste, but when this first showed up in my local mart, I picked up a bottle. Honestly, it is the only gin in 39 years I've poured down the drain. Did I get a bad bottle / bad batch? I've drank Gilbeys, Seagrams, Beefeaters, Tanquerary, Boodles, Bombay, and Bombay Sapphire in my day (and probably a couple others I can't remember), but DAMN, MAN, NA was simply undrinkable!!!
Tell me I got a bad batch, please, and I'll try it again.

ETA to add Hendricks as one I've had a couple times. Okay, but I'm not overly fond of cucumber. Interesting for a time, but not something I will keep on hand.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:56:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NathanL:

Originally Posted By _Soggy_:
This thread makes me want to try some gin. Can you drink gin straight or on the rocks? Would sprite suffice in lieu of tonic and lime?


You can use sprite, or 7up. I prefer a gin and 7 over a gine and tonic.

I'm not sure you would want to drink gin straight. Your tongue may shrivel up.


What, you've never had an extra dry martini?



Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:58:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MoonDancer:
I've seen a couple posters that are recommending New Amsterdam gin.
Not to knock other people's taste, but when this first showed up in my local mart, I picked up a bottle. Honestly, it is the only gin in 39 years I've poured down the drain. Did I get a bad bottle / bad batch? I've drank Gilbeys, Seagrams, Beefeaters, Tanquerary, Boodles, Bombay, and Bombay Sapphire in my day (and probably a couple others I can't remember), but DAMN, MAN, NA was simply undrinkable!!!
Tell me I got a bad batch, please, and I'll try it again.


It was on sale at my local Fry's so I bought a bottle for $20.
I didn't like it either - I didn't toss it out, I eventually choked it down.
I'll not buy it again.
So you are not alone.....
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 7:00:11 PM EDT
I have spent a great deal of time behind the bar and have sampled many bottles of gin. Citadelle gin is where it's at.

Never had anything better....
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 7:01:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 7:02:10 PM EDT by Infallible]
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 7:05:39 PM EDT


Hendrick's FTW.
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