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Eric the .5b
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Last night, I had some Botanist gin with like amounts of San Pellegrino blood orange, topped off with plain Perrier. (I remember this stuff being expensive when I was a kid - decades of bottled water and such have tanked that.) If I have more tonight, I'll lower the relative amount of soda - Botanist has a nice, sharp taste, but not quite that strong.

Also, good grief, but does Botanist have a pretty web site. The section on the botanicals is a delight.
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I bought a bottle of Canadian Club because it looked like the best tradeoff between price and quality at the store, and was pleasantly surprised to discover that it's quite good. I'd had in mixed drinks before, but I'd never really sat down and tasted it neat.
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JD wrote:I bought a bottle of Canadian Club because it looked like the best tradeoff between price and quality at the store, and was pleasantly surprised to discover that it's quite good. I'd had in mixed drinks before, but I'd never really sat down and tasted it neat.
I love Canadian Club. There's a note of toasted marshmallow to it that I think is super.
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Had a Plymouth G&T last night and it was terrific. Mrs. Mo said, "Either that's the smoothest gin I've ever had or for the first time ever you made your drink too weak for me."
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Celebrated the beginning of summer with Campari and soda, with a splash of orange bitters.
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:D A classic I enjoy every summer. In other news we had a high of 15C today. :-/
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JD wrote:Celebrated the beginning of summer with Campari and soda, with a splash of orange bitters.
I never learned to like Campari, but I do recognize the role it played in protecting our freedom of speech and press.
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And promoting the art of the Italian Futurists.
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I'm pretty sure it has something to do with bullfighters, too. And Cuban cigars. And old men. And the sea.
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Mo wrote:Had a Plymouth G&T last night and it was terrific. Mrs. Mo said, "Either that's the smoothest gin I've ever had or for the first time ever you made your drink too weak for me."
I've not had Plymouth gin, but I tend to like the smoother gins for martinis or straight. For G&Ts, I like a bit of astringent juniperness. Too smooth takes something away from the drink. Hence, IMHO, Tanqueray is good for G&T, but useless for anything else. Beefeater also works for G&Ts. Bombay Saphire, OTOH, is wasted when mixed with tonic. New Amsterdam also works well for G&Ts, and the price is hard to argue with.

BTW-the best tonic drink is Meyer's dark rum and tonic with a splash of lime. Try it. You're welcome.
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Number 6 wrote:
Mo wrote:Had a Plymouth G&T last night and it was terrific. Mrs. Mo said, "Either that's the smoothest gin I've ever had or for the first time ever you made your drink too weak for me."
I've not had Plymouth gin, but I tend to like the smoother gins for martinis or straight. For G&Ts, I like a bit of astringent juniperness. Too smooth takes something away from the drink. Hence, IMHO, Tanqueray is good for G&T, but useless for anything else. Beefeater also works for G&Ts. Bombay Saphire, OTOH, is wasted when mixed with tonic. New Amsterdam also works well for G&Ts, and the price is hard to argue with.

BTW-the best tonic drink is Meyer's dark rum and tonic with a splash of lime. Try it. You're welcome.
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I agree 100% #6. Plymouth is my favorite martini gin. However, I had tonic that needed a drinkin' and I was all out of Hendricks.
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My favorite martini gin is Beefeater. My favorite G&T gin is Tanqueray. Tanqueray 10, on the other hand, is terrible. I'm also partial to Hendrick's as mentioned by others, Bombay and Bombay Sapphire, and during my poor-person days, this:

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I haven't seen or heard of Plymouth gin, but maybe I just haven't been paying attention. I'll look for it.
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Plymouth gin is the Market, as is Junipero and Hendrick's. If after trying all 3, a person still leans towards Tanqueray or Bombay, there are Issues.
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Breuckelen Glorious Gin is probably tied with Hendricks for my favorite, but I suspect it's near-impossible to get outside of NYC. (Do not confuse it with the "Brooklyn Gin".)

In bad drinks news, my local grocery was out of Fever Tree tonic water, Q tonic water, AND Fentiman's tonic water. How the hell does that happen? I elected to drink rye and soda rather than use an inferior tonic water.
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JD wrote:Breuckelen Glorious Gin is probably tied with Hendricks for my favorite, but I suspect it's near-impossible to get outside of NYC. (Do not confuse it with the "Brooklyn Gin".)
It looks like the Total Wine near me has it for $50 a fifth. Junipero is $27, Plymouth is $24, and Hendrick's is $27. That had better be some mighty fine gin at twice the price of those three.
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Andrew wrote:
JD wrote:Breuckelen Glorious Gin is probably tied with Hendricks for my favorite, but I suspect it's near-impossible to get outside of NYC. (Do not confuse it with the "Brooklyn Gin".)
It looks like the Total Wine near me has it for $50 a fifth. Junipero is $27, Plymouth is $24, and Hendrick's is $27. That had better be some mighty fine gin at twice the price of those three.
$50 is pretty crazy given that Astor Wines is only asking $32.
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Tanqueray is a good mid-market gin for gins-and-tonic. But yeah, if you've got the extra coin, go for Hendrick's. And if you don't have the extra coin, New Amsterdam is good and even more coin-sparing, but its more citrusy, less junipery feel makes it a touch simple in gs-and-t.
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I used to drink mostly G&Ts but no longer. I am retreating pretty much from any mixed drinks. I occasionally drink Scotch, but I am cheap and isn't really some fantastic taste for me. I expect the increasing irregularity of drinking it will make it gross to me. I have mostly retreated to red wine and good Munich Helles lager (which in the U.S. means mostly Spaten).
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Ayn_Randian wrote:Tanqueray 10, on the other hand, is terrible.
Here, I have to disagree. Though I will state right out that for a G&T it's wasted and anything other than 90% martini is too much vermouth for it. I do like it neat however.
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I have obtained some honest to gawd, made in the backwoods of Kenntucky by a guy who had taken more shots at revenuers than he has teeth* moonshine. It's surprisingly good. But my god is it potent.

*I'm guessing. There was a cut-out between supplier and consumer.
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Number 6 wrote:I have obtained some honest to gawd, made in the backwoods of Kenntucky by a guy who had taken more shots at revenuers than he has teeth* moonshine. It's surprisingly good. But my god is it potent.

*I'm guessing. There was a cut-out between supplier and consumer.
I wish I could get some more. Grizzled, white-bearded "Uncle James" (possibly his real name, but I doubt it) hasn't been at the local VFW lately and neither have I. The stuff is as smooth as silk -- wrapped around a brick upside your head.
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Waht are you guys talking about that shit is horrible. Every culture has moonshine and it is shitty all over the world. Palinka in Hungary, soju in korea etc. etc. The game is get someone who doesn't look or talk like you to drink your rot gut piss then laugh at them because you are more of an alcoholic than they.
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I discovered that Widow Jane has a distillery only a couple miles from my house. They're making a new "Bloody Butcher" bourbon out of the Bloody Butcher breed of corn, which looks interesting:

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