HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log in  
Share
 

 Gin drinks

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Aaron

Aaron

Age : 35
Location : Ada, Ok
Registration date : 2008-09-20

Gin drinks Empty
PostSubject: Gin drinks   Gin drinks EmptySun Mar 29, 2009 2:39 pm

What is your favorite gin? And what sort of drinks do you like to make with it? Last night I had my first tonic and gin as well as a martini I think I messed up the martini but the tonic and gin I got right. Thoughts? Opinions? Thanks.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.aaronjoliver.tumblr.com
Hermit

Hermit

Age : 66
Location : Ascension Parish
Registration date : 2008-04-22

Gin drinks Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gin drinks   Gin drinks EmptySun Mar 29, 2009 3:14 pm

I don't drink enough Gin to really have a favorite,
but I'm buying a bottle, I reach for Bombay Sapphire.
I like it with tonic or grapefruit juice.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Doc Manhattan

Doc Manhattan

Age : 40
Location : Land of Steady Habits
Registration date : 2008-05-26

Gin drinks Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gin drinks   Gin drinks EmptySun Mar 29, 2009 3:36 pm

After years of calling for Bombay Sapphire, I gave the regular Bombay a chance, and now it's my regular, especially for drinks where gin isn't the forward flavor. Every so often I turn back to Beefeater, because it was my grandfather's favorite.

There isn't much I don't like as gin drinks go--G&Ts, Negronis, even an ice-cold a gimlet (made with fresh lime, please, no Rose's syrup.) But a gin and tonic (or bitter lemon) is really the best when clear liquor weather arrives.

(When it was still in production, I loved Tanqueray Malacca for g&t... then a good friend who worked for the importer told me that they were phasing it out, and he smuggled me about 6L of it from the sample room. It is all years gone now.)
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://tobaccocellar.org/tinlist.php?cellar=808
JJPHOTO

JJPHOTO

Age : 44
Location : Texas
Registration date : 2008-12-03

Gin drinks Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gin drinks   Gin drinks EmptySun Mar 29, 2009 3:39 pm

We reach for the Bombay Sapphire as well. Gin and tonics are decent, but we stick with martinis. There are a zillion different recipes for martinis, but here's how we make ours...

Fill the jigger on top of the shaker twice with the gin and pour it over the ice in the shaker.

Take the dry vermouth and fill the jigger about 1/2 full and pour over the ice.

Then we take our olive jar and put a teaspoon of the juice from the jar in the shaker to make a dirty martini.

Shake and strain in a chilled martini glass with some olives.

Like I said, tons of different recipes, but this is what we've found that we prefer.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.jasonjohnsonphoto.com
paddy-boy

paddy-boy

Age : 40
Location : Birmingham, AL
Registration date : 2009-01-28

Gin drinks Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gin drinks   Gin drinks EmptySun Mar 29, 2009 5:32 pm

Bootles for Martinis
Plymouth for Gin and Tonic
Back to top Go down
View user profile
SmokeyTweed

SmokeyTweed

Age : 36
Location : Edmonton, Alberta
Registration date : 2008-10-13

Gin drinks Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gin drinks   Gin drinks EmptySun Mar 29, 2009 7:20 pm

I have a bottle of Tanq on the go right now but Hendrick's actually produces a fine little gin.

I really only drink gin with Grapefruit juice as i can't stand tonic unless it has lime or fresh cucmber in it.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
mark
Admin
mark

Registration date : 2008-07-02

Gin drinks Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gin drinks   Gin drinks EmptySun Mar 29, 2009 9:34 pm

When the really hot weather hits it's beefeaters gin and tonic, splash of lime,,,I've always bought beefeater, never really experimented with others,,,down a fair amount of vodka and tonic too on the dogday afternoons,,,,light and refreshing,,,
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Winslow

Winslow

Age : 73
Location : Midlothian,Va.
Registration date : 2008-04-11

Gin drinks Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gin drinks   Gin drinks EmptySun Mar 29, 2009 10:40 pm

I have a friend from Ireland,he says in Ireland gin is considered a whore's drink.
You would not go in a Pub and order gin. Mad

Winslow sunny
Back to top Go down
View user profile
SmokeyTweed

SmokeyTweed

Age : 36
Location : Edmonton, Alberta
Registration date : 2008-10-13

Gin drinks Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gin drinks   Gin drinks EmptySun Mar 29, 2009 11:43 pm

Winslow wrote:
I have a friend from Ireland,he says in Ireland gin is considered a whore's drink.
You would not go in a Pub and order gin. Mad

Winslow sunny

I've also heard this from a few of the locals...so i only offered to by ladies Gin and those who refused i didn't need to talk to.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
adauria

adauria

Location : Wake Forest, NC
Registration date : 2008-02-28

Gin drinks Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gin drinks   Gin drinks EmptyFri Apr 03, 2009 10:21 am

+1 on Hendrick's for Martinis. I love that gin. Another favorite is Tanqueray Ten - kind of citrusy as gin goes and great for a g&t or Martini.

But Bombay Sapphire, regular Bombay, regular Tanqueray, Beefeater, etc. all make quite acceptable gin drinks!

-Andrew
Back to top Go down
View user profile
docwatson

docwatson

Location : Central Massachusetts and midcoast Maine
Registration date : 2008-03-21

Gin drinks Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gin drinks   Gin drinks EmptyFri Apr 03, 2009 5:39 pm

Winslow, you have me rolling on the floor. My partner Nancy drinks Gin & Tonic with lots o' lime. Wait til I tell her of this post. lol! lol!
If she visits an Irish Pub and not to be considered a prostitute what would your friend suggest for a drink other than beer, ale, or stout???
lol! lol! lol!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Winslow

Winslow

Age : 73
Location : Midlothian,Va.
Registration date : 2008-04-11

Gin drinks Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gin drinks   Gin drinks EmptyFri Apr 03, 2009 6:56 pm

Cider,hard cider is what the girls drink in Ireland.I'll have to ask Patrick next
time I talk to him but I wasn't joking about the gin and whores.It goes back to
Irish history when you could get blotto for the least money with gin.

Winslow sunny
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Natch

Natch

Age : 68
Location : foothills of the Ozarks
Registration date : 2007-12-21

Gin drinks Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gin drinks   Gin drinks EmptyTue Apr 21, 2009 3:31 pm

My wife and I measure the season's by is it G&T season, or not. Once it gets into the 80s, it's a G&T on the porch with bear feet on sleeping dog after work.

Natch
Back to top Go down
View user profile
the macdonald

the macdonald

Age : 44
Location : Windsor CT
Registration date : 2008-08-31

Gin drinks Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gin drinks   Gin drinks EmptyTue Apr 21, 2009 3:49 pm

I don't know about Ireland specifically, but Gin was so cheap in Colonial America, Dr's used it in place of water for washing instruments, not because it would sterilize them, but because it was cheap. They preferred water, but Gin would do in a fix. It was part of the "house call kit" as a sedative.

As far as Gin goes, Hendricks’s cold in a glass with a twist. Hendricks’s makes everything else taste like bilge water. If you want something done right, do it yourself, if you want something done better, give it to a Scot.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Benjamin Button

Benjamin Button

Age : 38
Registration date : 2008-10-09

Gin drinks Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gin drinks   Gin drinks EmptyWed Apr 22, 2009 10:43 am

My absolute FAVORITE summer time gin drink is Hendricks Gin and Tonic with cucumber.

Shave some cucumber into long thin strips (run the cucumber along a cheese grater or something of the sort, skin and all). Put the cucumber strips (about a pipe bowl full for reference) and add gin, and ice into a shaker. Shake vigorously until the gin is well chilled. Pour (don't strain) the Gin, ice and cucumber into a rocks glass and top with tonic water. Don't add lime!

This drink is absolutely delicious! The reason it works so well is that Hendricks is distilled with cucumber and rosewater as well as some other botanicals giving it a pleasing floral undertone to it. When adding cucumber as a garnish, it emphasizes that aspect of the distilling process and adds so much to the drink.

HIGHLY recommended!

-Adam
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Justpipes
The Duke
Justpipes

Age : 60
Location : Randolph County, NC If you don't know, you wouldn'
Registration date : 2007-12-17

Gin drinks Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gin drinks   Gin drinks EmptyWed Apr 22, 2009 9:28 pm

Does anyone brew a brown colored gin? Hey! I'm a redneck and if it ain't brown, it don't interest me! Where's that half pint jar of Old Crow I was sipp'n a minute ago? drunken
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.practicegodspresence.com/
Doc Manhattan

Doc Manhattan

Age : 40
Location : Land of Steady Habits
Registration date : 2008-05-26

Gin drinks Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gin drinks   Gin drinks EmptyWed Apr 22, 2009 9:52 pm

Justpipes wrote:
Does anyone brew a brown colored gin? Hey! I'm a redneck and if it ain't brown, it don't interest me! Where's that half pint jar of Old Crow I was sipp'n a minute ago? drunken
I know some moonshiners who'd beg to differ... that White Lightning is clear as day.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://tobaccocellar.org/tinlist.php?cellar=808
Justpipes
The Duke
Justpipes

Age : 60
Location : Randolph County, NC If you don't know, you wouldn'
Registration date : 2007-12-17

Gin drinks Empty
PostSubject: Re: Gin drinks   Gin drinks EmptyThu Apr 23, 2009 8:51 am

Doc Manhattan wrote:
Justpipes wrote:
Does anyone brew a brown colored gin? Hey! I'm a redneck and if it ain't brown, it don't interest me! Where's that half pint jar of Old Crow I was sipp'n a minute ago? drunken
I know some moonshiners who'd beg to differ... that White Lightning is clear as day.

The very best moonshine I have tasted had color to it. Be careful with the clear stuff now a days!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.practicegodspresence.com/
 
Gin drinks
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Brothers of Briar :: Related Pursuits :: The Kitchen & The Speakeasy-
Jump to: