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Gin and Tonic

Post by jalopezp » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:18 am

Hi! I just joined your forum. It's nice to be here, I do enjoy drinking and talking about drinking.

So I got this Turing test
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by Mr. Viking » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:34 am

I would like to see how well fresh blood would go in one
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by peetie44 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:48 pm

jalopezp wrote:Hi! I just joined your forum. It's nice to be here, I do enjoy drinking and talking about drinking.

So I got this Turing test to validate my registration and it got me thinking about Gin and Tonics. I'll also put lime on them, and will add a cucumber if using Hendrick's. My friend claims pomegranate is surprisingly good in them. Is there anything I should try on a gin and tonic?
It wouldn't occur to me to use pomegranate juice in a G&T...especially if you also include fresh lime or lime juice. Other than gin, tonic and a bit of lime, I've never had anything else in a G&T, except at a Cajun restaurant in Texas, where they included a partially-sliced jalapeño pepper...which was tasty.
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by Patchez » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:46 am

peetie44 wrote: where they included a partially-sliced jalapeño pepper...which was tasty.
This may be the enticement I need to start my affair with gin.
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by Miklo » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:05 am

Patchez wrote:
peetie44 wrote: where they included a partially-sliced jalapeño pepper...which was tasty.
This may be the enticement I need to start my affair with gin.
Me and Gin have been together for quite some time and need to spice things up to keep the relationship strong; I will have to give this a go.
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Post by Palinka (RIP) » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:08 am

I once had a spectacular nose-bleed into a G&T. Still drank it, 'though.
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Post by Mr. Viking » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:04 am

Palinka wrote:I once had a spectacular nose-bleed into a G&T. Still drank it, 'though.
was it good?
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Post by Jiggers McCoy » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:23 pm

Gin and ...Tonic? Do they mix?

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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by Zippy » Sun May 19, 2013 5:44 pm

Nosebleeds or not, Gin & tonic is the great. I like Saphire.
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Sun May 19, 2013 6:18 pm

Mr. Viking wrote:
Palinka wrote:I once had a spectacular nose-bleed into a G&T. Still drank it, 'though.
was it good?
I have drunk things far worse but it wouldn't be my first choice.

A Chef friend used to like to put a measure of cow blood (from the meatlocker - they cut their steaks etc., to suit the recipe or the customer, on the premises) into his Bloody Mary pitcher*, for the Sunday Brunch crowd and they were fucking delicious.

* He always got a big kick out of it whenever a vegetarian would have one and nearly die laughing if a vegetarian complimented his Bloody Marys. Mind you, they were good. I'll try and dig out his recipe and post it.
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by mistah willies » Mon May 20, 2013 8:06 pm

Palinka wrote:
Mr. Viking wrote:
Palinka wrote:I once had a spectacular nose-bleed into a G&T. Still drank it, 'though.
was it good?
I have drunk things far worse but it wouldn't be my first choice.

A Chef friend used to like to put a measure of cow blood (from the meatlocker - they cut their steaks etc., to suit the recipe or the customer, on the premises) into his Bloody Mary pitcher*, for the Sunday Brunch crowd and they were fucking delicious.

* He always got a big kick out of it whenever a vegetarian would have one and nearly die laughing if a vegetarian complimented his Bloody Marys. Mind you, they were good. I'll try and dig out his recipe and post it.
That gave me the willies. Damn.

OK, so where's the recipe?


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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by NightShiftCharlie » Wed May 22, 2013 4:55 pm

Sodastream stopped selling tonic water mix over here, and it's pissing me off, since I could keep it in rinsed-out 2 liter bottles instead of having to deal with all those 1 liter bottle they insist on selling tonic water in. Plus, it didn't have high fructose corn syrup (it might have been sweetened with half sugar, half Splenda, but it was still better than most of them. Now I've got to find a new tonic water. Any suggestions?
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by IndyGuy77 » Wed May 22, 2013 7:04 pm

Whole Foods sells a line of sugar-only sodas in cans, including soda water, tonic water and ginger ale. They're perfectly serviceable in G&Ts. They're something like 40 cents a piece, IIRC.
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by NightShiftCharlie » Thu May 23, 2013 8:18 am

Problem is, there's no Whole Foods in Carbondale; the closest thing is a Neighborhood Co-op. And the thing about SodaStream was that I could keep it bigger containers than those 1 liter bottles regular tonic water comes in, much less cans. Guess I'll have to stick with 7-Up (see my post below).
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by NightShiftCharlie » Mon May 27, 2013 6:40 pm

I finally had to break down over the weekend and get a 6pak of Hansen's from the Co-op. More later.
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