Switching to Gin

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Re: Switching to Gin

Postby fennel » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:20 pm

Ducatista wrote:
fennel wrote:Genever (a kind of Dutch gin)

Tell a Belgian that and see what happens.
Morte Subite, I presume. Except in Flemish.

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Re: Switching to Gin

Postby fennel » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:32 pm

So, back to vodka for just a moment:

We keep little batches of tomato juice, strained off at cooking time from the tomatoes we put up, and use it for various dishes. But when we accumulate a quart or more, thoughts turn to Bloody Marys.

Very simple. Just a couple of shots of Tabasco, a few teaspoons of Wienke's dill pickle juice, vodka to suit, and a cup or so of juice. No ice, since everything is already cold. It's like a Love Supreme in a glass.

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Re: Switching to Gin

Postby Roy » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:15 am

fennel wrote:So, back to vodka for just a moment:

We keep little batches of tomato juice, strained off at cooking time from the tomatoes we put up, and use it for various dishes. But when we accumulate a quart or more, thoughts turn to Bloody Marys.

Very simple. Just a couple of shots of Tabasco, a few teaspoons of Wienke's dill pickle juice, vodka to suit, and a cup or so of juice. No ice, since everything is already cold. It's like a Love Supreme in a glass.

Rarely make them at home, but like Bloody Marys maybe once a year. When I do I use this old recipe for the mix. After that I am done for them for the year.

Bloody Mary

36 Oz Tomato juice
1 golfball size horseradish
1 dash crushed garlic
1/2 Oz Roses Lime juice
18 squirts Worcestershire
9 squirts Tabasco
1/2 Tsp celery salt
1/2 Oz sweet & sour mix
Vodka to taste at serving

Blend in blender and refrigerate overnight.

For Martinis may I recommend Santa Catalina Island

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Re: Switching to Gin

Postby Jademan7 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:09 am

During the summer, I really enjoy a Tanqueray and Lemonade. Tight and crisp!

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Re: Switching to Gin

Postby Ducatista » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:09 pm

fennel wrote:Morte Subite, I presume. Except in Flemish.

Exactement.

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Re: Switching to Gin

Postby shyguy » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:22 am

We enjoy gin in the summer, almost exclusively gin and tonic.

I got a book for Christmas a couple years ago, The Gin Manual, that was a very interesting read - the history of gin, description of some different "kinds" of gin (Dutch, English, American, etc.) and genever, and then a fairly extensive "rating" of I guess 50 or so brands of gin. The rating gave each gin a score for how it worked for gin and tonic, gin fizz, and martini's. I don't totally agree with the scores (like for instance it rated Tanqueray kinda low for gin and tonics), but it was just good food for thought. You might want to check it out. Gives you lots of choices and thoughts about them. There's not much on our local gins, of course.

I do most of my gin shopping at Woodman's. I really like Brokers, which is a reasonably priced English gin (similar to Tanq). Bloom's is good. I bought a friend a bottle of The Botanist yesterday as a housewarming gift, which is pretty decent. I really like Opihr, altho I haven't found anyone in Madison who carries it. We drink Seagram's as an everyday gin. Boodles I like too. Bulldog is a newer one that is pretty decent. I could go on . . . . . :thumbup:

Lots of choices, not that many that are "undrinkable", IMHO.

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Re: Switching to Gin

Postby fennel » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:16 am

I've never had Boodles, but I can already tell that I'd like it.

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Re: Switching to Gin

Postby narcoleptish » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:06 pm

Boodles is on my short list of a bottle to buy for the house. My reasoning? I had several empty booze bottles in our basement when I was a kid and the Boodles one was my favorite. Classy squarish bottle. It's a nostalgia thing probably.


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