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Old 03.08.2021, 11:11
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Re: The Gin Thread

An absolutely terrible Lidl one is their Hampstead Gin (in a black bottle). It really is undrinkable. A Youtube review (yes, I know) said it was great but it tasted like cheap boiled sweets.
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Re: The Gin Thread

Aldi gin is pretty good: they did a rhubarb and bramble one which was fun and a "standard" Harrison's one which is as good as Gordon's and far less harsh than Tanqueray.
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Re: The Gin Thread

Plain Gordon's and Schweppes. Unbeatable if mixed in the right proportions. Also, I have milder hangovers compared to other fancy/expensive gins.
For cocktails, like Gibson or Dry Martini, Tanqueray 10.
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please no,
it brings the worst memories from all the shity clubs anywhere in the word. A plastic glass, and an ice cube. Gordon. Schweppes. If you were lucky it was not too warm and Schweppes had still some bubbles in.
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please no,
it brings the worst memories from all the shity clubs anywhere in the word. A plastic glass, and an ice cube. Gordon. Schweppes. If you were lucky it was not too warm and Schweppes had still some bubbles in.
LOL! The picture and comment couldn't be more appropriate.
My dad, who had worked as a barman in his youth, would never drink 'anything less than Tanqueray', and that's what we always had at home.
However, when I was appointed, 20 years ago to a position in Vietnam, along with two Londoners I learnt to appreciate the taste of hot Gordons with hot Schweppes and lots of ices cubes in the glass (jar); ice cubes made of water from who knows where... Those were the days!
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Old 05.08.2021, 17:46
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Plain Gordon's and Schweppes. Unbeatable if mixed in the right proportions.
What are the right proportions?
There must be a rule of thumb?
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Old 05.08.2021, 18:38
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What are the right proportions?
There must be a rule of thumb?
The old British Airways serving. Lots of gin, not much tonic seems to go down well.
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Re: The Gin Thread

Around 1:4, so 5cl gin with 20cl of tonic
for me it could be more gin too, but it also depends on the gin. It's a personal taste thing, but gin should come through for sure. I think the older I get, more gin I add.
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Re: The Gin Thread

OK - This article is about the greatest martini bar in San Francisco, which i frequented through the 80s-90s, but any of you who appreciate a good gin&tonic may find the story interesting!
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Re: The Gin Thread

Gin thread huh...



Nordes gin (or can get away with Generous Gin "Azure"), Fever Tree Mediterranean, a slice of lemon (squeezed) and two big ice cubes.



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Re: The Gin Thread

As it is Friday afternoon, I will (soon) pour myself a Hendricks with sugar free Schweppes tonic, garnished with a cucumber and three big ice cubes as I don't keep my Hendricks in the freezer.

Haven't found a sugar free version of Fever Tree here in Spain...

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Re: The Gin Thread

Now on this, we can agree...

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Re: The Gin Thread

If you're in Spain you can find the Nordes gin for around 20E! In Galaxus here it is around 55



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As it is Friday afternoon, I will (soon) pour myself a Hendricks with sugar free Schweppes tonic, garnished with a cucumber and three big ice cubes as I don't keep my Hendricks in the freezer.

Haven't found a sugar free version of Fever Tree here in Spain...
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