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Old 02-26-2015, 11:31 PM   #1
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ideas to prepare gin

a friend of mine is coming down for spring break tomorrow and ive got a bottle of gin lying around. any ideas how to prepare some drinks besides neat/rocks?
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:36 PM   #2
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+ ginger ale + lemons (a lot, like 3 slices)
+ tonic + lime
+ tonic + cucumber
+ lemonade
+ vermouth (martini)

that's all I bother with. anything more, I prob can't taste the gin.


what gin is it though. some of those work better with certain brands.


also if you do g+t make it 1 part gin to 2 parts tonic. wastes the bottle fast but is so good.
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:37 PM   #3
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I'm probably the only person who enjoys it straight. Only drink I know is gin n tonic or OJ. But just drink it out the bottle and chase if you have to.

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Old 02-26-2015, 11:39 PM   #4
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I like high end gins straight, where they have a good taste mix worth having it neat. normally though if I want a "light" neat drink (basically not whisky or rum) I get a vodka instead.
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:40 PM   #5
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this thing. havent ever really tried gin so i cant say if its good or not
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:47 PM   #6
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this thing. havent ever really tried gin so i cant say if its good or not


http://www.cinchreview.com/fleischm...in-review/8795/

never heard of it cause it's US I guess, but google gave me that review. basically like Gordon's. which is okay and bog standard gin. can do most anything with it really. it will mostly be down to the quality of the mixer (especially the tonic, never cheap out there)

as for whether you'll like it, hard to say, some people really hate the typical gin flavour, while some love it, I can never predict how someone will go when I give them something to try.

i mean if you hate it you can just drown it in lemonade and get it in you.
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:48 PM   #7
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Gin and tonic is the go-to. I wonder if fruit punch and Sprite might be good.

I personally drink gin and club soda with lime, but it's an acquired taste. Took getting used to for me anyway. But if you wanna get drunk without getting fat, it's a miracle.
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sprite is pretty solid. I discovered it and ginger ale + gin (depends on the ginger ale brand tbh) when I was going to standard club bars that have shitty standard drinks selections so tried to make up for overpaying for meh gin with a interesting mixer.
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:58 PM   #9
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Get a tall Glass
2 parts gin
1 Part Martini/Vermouth
10 Parts lemonade
add a bit of lemon zest
Nice light gin. really good in summer
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:10 AM   #10
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1 part gin
5 more parts gin


a drop of distilled water if the abv is higher than 40%.

You are now ready to consume your unique creation.
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:23 AM   #11
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Yeh, Orson pretty much owned this already.

Gin and tonics (w/a lime of course) are super good. I only recently discovered this goodness.

Do that.
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:48 AM   #12
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Tbh, I've never even had gin. Had vodka, rum, beer, wine, brandy, cognac, whiskey, scotch, and grain alcohol, but never gin. What does it even taste like?
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:55 AM   #13
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Also, Orson, you did mess up at one point not specifying what kind of vermouth. I don't drink martinis, so I only have sweet vermouth for my Manhattans.
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Old 02-27-2015, 03:41 AM   #14
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can't go wrong with gin and tonic
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:25 AM   #15
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+ tonic + elderflower
+ bitterlemon

Buy some sloe gin and then you have a load more different flavours available to you http://www.channel4.com/programmes/...-drinks-recipes
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/...l-gin-cocktails
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:36 AM   #16
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Toni, so British.
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:44 AM   #17
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:53 AM   #18
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:56 AM   #19
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Gin & lager.

Gin & lemonade's nice. People will moan at you 'cause it's not classy though.
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:58 AM   #20
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empty bottle
fill with any other liquor
drink

but for srs, people usually like gin and tonic. it's pretty simple and popular so maybe try that
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