Gin Lovers Unite!

Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by SWTroopers, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    I had some of the New Amsterdam recently. It was a surprise. Very smooth and pleasant.
     
  2. Ethan Bentley

    Ethan Bentley One Too Many

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    I'm inclined to agree, a very pleasant drink. A smooth martini. I've heard some complain that it is too smooth and almost vodka-like. Regardless of such hairsplitting it goes very well with tonic, is delightful with vermouth and a fine tipple on it's own.
     
  3. Brad Bowers

    Brad Bowers I'll Lock Up

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    I prefer a little more serf, myself.;)

    Brad
     
  4. LocktownDog

    LocktownDog Call Me a Cab

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    I just couldn't find anything special about New Amsterdam. Not saying I disliked it ... but not sure I would ever go out of the way to make a purchase. Sort of like Seagrams ... not great, but it'll do in a pinch.

    Just tried Pinnacle. It was okay. Along the same lines of NA.

    One that was recommended by a friend: Bluecoat. Haven't found it locally and never really heard anything about it. Has anyone here tried it?
     
  5. Time gentlemen please

    I remember reading somewhere,might have been Graham Greene or Maugham, that a gentleman is someone who doesn't drink gin after 7.30...I assume that's PM.....
     
  6. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Smarty. ;)

    I feexed.
     
  7. univibe88

    univibe88 One Too Many

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    I have been craving a martini something fierce! I got home from work and mixed up a fantastic Beefeater martini - my old standby. Spicy and assertive...yum!
     
  8. Rock31

    Rock31 Familiar Face

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    Had a Hendricks martini tonight, it was wonderful. I don't know what I am going to spend more on, hats or alcohol because of this board :D
     
  9. 1961MJS

    1961MJS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Orange Blossom Special

    Hi

    I found this recipe in a W. E. B Griffin Marine Corps Novel. FDR made some for his visitors.

    Shot of Gin over ice
    Dash of Angostura bitters
    Fill class to roughly 1 inch of the top of the glass with Orange Juice
    Top off with Tonic Water

    It's effectively a sour Orange drink, very refreshing, and it's easy to drink too much of it.

    Later
     
  10. DanielJones

    DanielJones I'll Lock Up

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    Squeeze a little lime in it and you're good to go. And with Fever Tree tonic you can't go wrong. No flavor stomping with that combination.

    Cheers!

    Dan
     
  11. Puzzicato

    Puzzicato One Too Many

    That sounds delicious. I'll have to track down orange bitters!
     
  12. 1961MJS

    1961MJS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hi, I messed up the recipe a bit, it's actually a Dash of Angostura bitters. Sorry about that.

    Later
     
  13. Puzzicato

    Puzzicato One Too Many

    That's fantastic! I can try that today!
     
  14. 1961MJS

    1961MJS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hi

    Just drank the Hendrick's G&T with the cucumber, and it's very good. I DO like limes though. I'll have to try both lime and cucumber sometime. I cut the cucumber in spears, drank the gin, now I'm eating the cucumbers. I guess it's a drunk's salad.

    The liquor store doesn't sell good tonic water, all I could get was Canada Dry.

    Later
     
  15. Ethan Bentley

    Ethan Bentley One Too Many

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    Mrs. B and I have been enjoying some Gordon's Gin and Tonics this afternoon (one of each of the five varieties of Gordon's we have).

    Impressed with the ginger flavours in the Distiller's Cut, quite nice indeed.


    Bluecoat is a bit different very heavy on the citrus but worth a try iof you can find a bottle sub of $30.00.
     
  16. 1961MJS

    1961MJS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hi

    This place:
    http://www.highplainsinc.com/
    makes gin now. It's cheap here in Kansas $12.99 a 750 ml bottle I think. I have Hendricks, so I'm not getting anymore gin yet. I promise to try some when I get the other bottle empty.

    It may be a while, I just picked up some Old Overholt Rye since I almost killed off the Sazerac earlier in the week.

    Later
     
  17. Unca Dusty

    Unca Dusty Familiar Face

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    Gordon's

    I put a liter of Gordon's in the freezer starting around the same time of year I switch from felt to straw hats. Drink about 2 liters over the summer. I like it unmixed, undiluted and crisp in a little sweating glass.

    If I do mix it, I like 1:3 gin to grapefruit juice with maybe a splash of grenadine to make it embarrassed. (Used to be called a Pink Pussy Cat, I believe--not the toughest sounding cocktail, but hey, I'm secure...)
     
  18. Yeps

    Yeps Call Me a Cab

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    Hello gin folks.

    On Friday (my birthday), I had my first Martini and rather liked it, and realized that I have a taste for gin. I don't have enough experience to know about different brands and such, and don't drink, or plan on drinking enough any time soon to particularly learn.
    However, I am curious about cocktails and such.

    What are good things that compliment the flavor of gin?

    I like tonic, and I like gin, but somehow at least the one time I had one, I didn't like the combination. The tonic struck me as sweet, which doesn't bother me, except that I don't like the combination of sweet and alcoholic.
     
  19. CopperNY

    CopperNY A-List Customer

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    i come from a Bombay Sapphire background, but have been converted to Hendrick's for G&T's, or straight/rocks. a soothing/distinctive flavor.
     
  20. LocktownDog

    LocktownDog Call Me a Cab

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    I spent last evening drinking Beefeater neat with newcastle backers. The two compliment each other very nicely. Of course, my head has been pounding all day today. Ugh.
     

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