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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:27 am

tdcwillies wrote:...so where's the recipe?...
Rather than hijack a Gin and Tonic thread, I have put the recipe on a different thread; click here for details.
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by Zippy » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:55 pm

Had a nice variation on the old GT the other day. I added a few drops of water from some artichoke hearts and a small Thai Basil leaf. Really nice! So nice I had to have 3 more.
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:26 am

Try some Plymouth gin (as Mr. Viking has) as an alternative to the ubiquity of London and, these days, Bombay gin.
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by Wolfcoat » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:59 am

Mr. Viking wrote:I would like to see how well fresh blood would go in one
Ja, me too. I just need someone to give me a good punch in the mouth to get it flowing...then the G&T can do double duty as an astringent and a drink!
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by Wolfcoat » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:01 am

Zippy wrote:Had a nice variation on the old GT the other day. I added a few drops of water from some artichoke hearts and a small Thai Basil leaf. Really nice! So nice I had to have 3 more.
Thai basil...NICE! That's is like some kinda Mojito/G&T variant.
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by Mr. Viking » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:18 pm

Palinka wrote:Try some Plymouth gin (as Mr. Viking has) as an alternative to the ubiquity of London and, these days, Bombay gin.
I would also recommend the increasingly popular "The Botanist" gin, made by Bruichladdich, the famous scotch distillery. it is quite dry and earthy, without the sharpness that london dry tends to have
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by Dear Booze » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:23 pm

I'm hoping I can get a little help from you...

Last night, I went to a neat little craft bar. Normally I don't go for the likes of this sort of hipster establishment, but I went...

I ordered a gin and tonic. It was the BEST G&T I've ever had!! Holy shit! I think the key was that the place makes it's own tonic. It wasn't your run-of-the-mill clear stuff; it was kind of dark yellow.

Does anyone have a good recipe for homemade tonic? I would prefer to use ingredient that can be purchased fairly easily.
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by mistah willies » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:24 pm

Dear Booze wrote:... It wasn't your run-of-the-mill clear stuff; it was kind of dark yellow.

Does anyone have a good recipe for homemade tonic? I would prefer to use ingredient that can be purchased fairly easily.
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Yet, proper tonic seems to appear to poosonbbly hint at containing to whishiper to have that thing smehwre in it. Hey, no mosquito deathening!

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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by Resident Asshole » Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:43 am

I would rather have a gin greyhound or salty dog than a gin and tonic but that's just me.
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by rivuxgamma » Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:43 am

Pretty much gin, tonic, and maybe lime for me. Maybe a splash of bitters if I need to tell my stomach it's an asshole. Unless it's Beefeater Wet. In that case it's just gin.
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by brandonman » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:41 pm

In the vein of this conversation, why the HELL does Walmart knowingly place the tonic water in the booze aisle, but sell it in these tiny ass soda-bottle sized containers? That is NOT enough to have even a single proper night of gin and tonics.
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by Dear Booze » Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:07 pm

brandonman wrote:In the vein of this conversation, why the HELL does Walmart knowingly place the tonic water in the booze aisle, but sell it in these tiny ass soda-bottle sized containers? That is NOT enough to have even a single proper night of gin and tonics.

I've noticed that too. On the other hand, I've had occasion where I've purchased the bid 2L of tonic and didn't finish it. Then when I went back to it a week or so later, I found that it went bad. The shit doesn't have much of a shelf life after it's opened. So now I buy the little ones that come in 6 packs.
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by mistah willies » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:20 pm

Dear Booze wrote:...I've had occasion where I've purchased the bid 2L of tonic and didn't finish it. Then when I went back to it a week or so later, I found that it went bad. The shit doesn't have much of a shelf life after it's opened. So now I buy the little ones that come in 6 packs.
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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by brandonman » Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:37 am

mistah willies, you're forgetting something.........



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Re: Gin and Tonic

Post by Mr. Viking » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:57 am

brandonman wrote:In the vein of this conversation, why the HELL does Walmart knowingly place the tonic water in the booze aisle, but sell it in these tiny ass soda-bottle sized containers? That is NOT enough to have even a single proper night of gin and tonics.
so if you only have one or two a week, you don't end up with flat tonic water. I know people who buy the little airplane cans becauser they're always fizzy
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