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Why do gin and tonics taste so danged good

Discussion in 'Cooking & Spirits' started by the skipper, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. jdurbin1

    jdurbin1 Tandberg enthusiast Subscriber

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    Had a very tasty gin & tonic this past week made with Monkey 47.

    John
     

     

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  2. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

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    Yes please.
     
  3. valvenator

    valvenator curious bystander, serious procrastinator Subscriber

    Thanks to whomever started the Bombay Sapphire Gin and Fever-Tree tonic threads, I've become a fan of Gin.
    It's something I'd swear I'd never be a few years back.
    Since Bombay is my scale right now, how does the Hendrick's compare?
     
  4. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

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    Apples and oranges really.

    Hendrick's isn't traditional in that it's infused with rose and cucumber. Yeah... I thought the same thing when I first heard about it, and coincidentally I was a die-hard Bombay Sapphire fan. One G&T made with club soda and "El Guapo British Colonial Style Tonic Syrup" (which if you haven't tried.... you should) instead of a pre-bought tonic water was enough to change my allegiance! It's now my favorite. Even if you try it and don't like Hendrick's, do yourself a favor and get a bottle of that syrup and make your own tonic water!

    However, when I'm out of El Guapo, Fever Tree is the best!
     
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  5. RT Fan

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    Heading north to Maine in a few weeks and just noticed the New Hampshire State liquor stores have the regular white label Bombay on sale, 1.75ml for $25 each. I might have to wave in one or three.
     
  6. KeninDC

    KeninDC Speedfreak Jive Subscriber

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    Prefer it to the Sapphire. Also fond of Boodles gin.
     

     

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  7. RT Fan

    RT Fan AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    As do I, don't need the extra alcohol when drinking G&T's, because like potato chips, you can't have just one. (Considering I make them in pint glasses!) :beerchug:
     
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  8. electronjohn

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    It's 86 here right now...and you guys are makin' me mighty thirsty. Seagram's is my gin of choice for tonics. I have a couple of mugs dedicated for G&Ts...park 'em in the freezer for a couple of hours, pull 'em out when they're nice & frosty, add ice, a generous dollop of gin...and then enough lime to give the mixture an appealing faint blue hue. Swig heartily & repeat until prostrate:)
     
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  9. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

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    In about a week it will be 86 at 5AM here in "surface of the wet sun" miami beach and G&T is the only way to stay cool and put up with the douchebag contingent.
     
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  10. JosephH

    JosephH AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    The Polar Diet Tonic with Lime is ideal. Of course, I also add fresh lime if available. Great summertime drink to cool me down!
     
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  11. ducati_EL34

    ducati_EL34 Super Member

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    Gordon’s. Next up is a Gin Made in Charleston S.C.
     

     

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  12. ducati_EL34

    ducati_EL34 Super Member

    Oh you don’t like booze. :rolleyes: :D That explains your sentence regarding Gin. Not all Gin is the same. There are many different types of Gin, each with own unique tastes.
     
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  13. hemiram

    hemiram Active Member

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    I tolerate most booze, but every GIn I've tried, wow, nothing but disgusting. Kind of like tomatoes. Yeah, I hate them big time.
     
  14. ducati_EL34

    ducati_EL34 Super Member

    Yum. There is nothing like a good tomato sandwich with mayo salt and pepper!
     
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  15. Long time Bombay Sapphire drinker for Martinis and G&T.

    Lately, I prefer Hendricks for Martinis (very dry, up with Blue Cheese stuffed olives, shaken not stirred, thank you). However for G&T it is strictly Bombay Sapphire with fresh lime and good tonic water.
     
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  16. gtv2000

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    For me it's Gilbey's and Squirt (an old college drink where I developed my gin drinking skills)

    Tanqueray for G&Ts

    and Sapphire for Martinis.
     
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  17. hemiram

    hemiram Active Member

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    I hate mayo almost as much as tomatoes. #1 on my hate list, nothing comes close, it ranch dressing. Just the smell of it makes me retch.
     
  18. tnmike1

    tnmike1 AK Member Subscriber

    Good tonic is fever tree Mediterranean tonic designed for gin and tonic or Q tonics
     
  19. tnmike1

    tnmike1 AK Member Subscriber

    Just got some Tanqueray Rangpur. Supposedly more fruity and don't need a lime or lemon. I'll see later tonight. Mixing with fever tree Mediterranean tonic
     
  20. tnmike1

    tnmike1 AK Member Subscriber

    Follow up. Waaay too much fruit for me BUT today tried it with Sprite and a good balance. Won't buy it again since I like classic juniper with a touch of lime. This is way over the top lime and other fruits...way far from classic gin
     
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