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What Gin or Vodka Ya Drinking 10,000?
Palama Offline
#1 Posted:
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Since there isn't a gin or a vodka thread, thought I'd start one up for those that like them. I don't drink much of either but made a gin & tonic for the Mrs. and myself while we wait for dinner time.

1 - Sipsmith with Schweppes tonic water, two lime wedges for wifey, one for me. Added some chopped up mint leaves too.
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oy
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Palama wrote:
Since there isn't a gin or a vodka thread, thought I'd start one up for those that like them. I don't drink much of either but made a gin & tonic for the Mrs. and myself while we wait for dinner time.

1 - Sipsmith with Schweppes tonic water, two lime wedges for wifey, one for me. Added some chopped up mint leaves too.

vodka or gin?
Palama Offline
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frankj1 wrote:
vodka or gin?


Gin
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Gave up the potato diet long ago, and after many gallons of Vox and Ketel One.
Always on the rocks with a splash of club soda and a lime.
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Tito's vodka.........because Wheel recommended it.
And I can get it cheap at the local B&M
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Ketel One, Absolute, or even Stolichnaya. Really depends which one is on sale that day at the Class Six.


Konan, have you tried Seagram's tonic water? It seems to be less bitter than the other brands to include Schweppes.
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#8 Posted:
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2 - Belvedere (rocks, twist)
3 - Tito's (also rocks, twist)

Both over the weekend
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Burner02 wrote:
Ketel One, Absolute, or even Stolichnaya. Really depends which one is one sale that day at the Class Six.


Konan, have you tried Seagram's tonic water? It seems to be less bitter than the other brands to include Schweppes.


No, not yet but will pick up some next time. Thanks.
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madspackler wrote:
Tito's vodka.........because Wheel recommended it.
And I can get it cheap at the local B&M


Dripping Springs is better, IMO
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mikey1597 wrote:
Dripping Springs is better, IMO

Wheel called Titos "swill"!

Re: tonic, though I do often buy Schweppes and Canada Dry, I find Fever Tree infinitely better and much "healthier".
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mikey1597 wrote:
Dripping Springs is better, IMO

I'm sure it is but not available in these parts.
Other than bourbon, not much of a selection in the state-controlled stores.
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madspackler wrote:
I'm sure it is but not available in these parts.
Other than bourbon, not much of a selection in the state-controlled stores.



I could fix that
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mikey1597 wrote:
I could fix that


Rut roh
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I rarely drink vodka but when I do I usually get hammered.

I rarely drink gin......that is all
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Mmmmmm vodka,Ketel One.
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#17 Posted:
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Hendricks Gin n lime..
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dkeage wrote:
Hendricks Gin n lime..

as much as I like Hendricks, I just can't like it with lime. It just has so much cucumber essence that I usually use a slice of cuke, or nothing.
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Sipsmith G&T

It's the only bottle of gin we have but been wanting to try the Hendricks...or at least to get a bottle for my wife to try.
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Burnetts gin, Segrams tonic water, and a slice of lime.
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Cathead Vodka- from Mattie B.
Excellent.
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mikey1597 wrote:
I could fix that


And Mikey certainly did...... got home last night to a crater in the driveway and the Mrs. holding the charred package remains. Got hit with a bottle of Dripping Springs and a glorious fiver of angels guarding the box on its journey.
Thank you so much Sir.
Christmas Day menu is changing to include Dripping Springs.

Now I just need to figure out how to say "thank you" properly. Think
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Not a gin or vodka guy, but I've heard of a horseradish vodka I am now considering.
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I keep a bottle of Stoli in the bar fridge... makes a nice cold shot... haven't hit it in a while tho...Think
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8trackdisco wrote:
Not a gin or vodka guy, but I've heard of a horseradish vodka I am now considering.



sounds interesting for sure.... Mellow
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DrafterX wrote:
sounds interesting for sure.... Mellow


Add to that a bleu cheese stuffed olive and that should be an experience.
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sounds like a plan... ThumpUp
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could make the perfect Bloody Mary too... Think
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DrafterX wrote:
could make the perfect Bloody Mary too... Think


Great idea.
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DrafterX wrote:
could make the perfect Bloody Mary too... Think

Mine had jalapeño stuffed olives and dill pickles from Rocky. Applause
Palama Offline
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Hendricks G&T at last night's dinner with out of town friends.
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recently...
Bristow Gin extra extra dry martini...gin from Mattie B...outstanding
Cathead Vodka on da rocks...vodka from Mattie B ...outstanding

Tonight, Belvedere Vodka stright up out of the freezer
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Palama wrote:
Hendricks G&T at last night's dinner with out of town friends.

I'm telling ya dude, float a slice of cucumber in a chilled pour and call it a martini. No olives, it has cucumber essence in it already. Hendricks does not need tonic.
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frankj1 wrote:
I'm telling ya dude, float a slice of cucumber in a chilled pour and call it a martini. No olives, it has cucumber essence in it already. Hendricks does not need tonic.


Hendricks is next on the To-Buy list. I don't know if my wife will drink it straight up but I'll tell her a wicked smaht fella suggested she try it that way.
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she can martini it with a couple drips of vermouth, I really do suggest cucumber over olives if she wants something to crunch while drinking it. Hendricks seems to have a very pronounced natural cucumber essence.

I happen to love gin/vodka and tonic, but I prefer slightly rougher gins and vodkas in them. Uber gins and vodkas just seem to get muted by mixers...for me. Try Fever Tree tonic if you can find it.

http://www.fever-tree.com/
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and Mattie B, if you are reading, that Cathead Vodka and Bristow Gin are outstanding.
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frankj1 wrote:
she can martini it with a couple drips of vermouth, I really do suggest cucumber over olives if she wants something to crunch while drinking it. Hendricks seems to have a very pronounced natural cucumber essence.

I happen to love gin/vodka and tonic, but I prefer slightly rougher gins and vodkas in them. Uber gins and vodkas just seem to get muted by mixers...for me. Try Fever Tree tonic if you can find it.

http://www.fever-tree.com/


Friend said to dice up the cucumber when we try the Hendricks.

Bought Fever Tree with the first bottle of gin (...Botantist...), but being newbs, can't say we knew how good it was.
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Clear alcohol is for bored white women with eating disorders.

I'd give the edge to vodka, but it all tastes the same to me.
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Palama wrote:
Friend said to dice up the cucumber when we try the Hendricks.

Bought Fever Tree with the first bottle of gin (...Botantist...), but being newbs, can't say we knew how good it was.

cleaner product, less sugar, real quinine (hence fever tree name)...

I like the idea to dice the cuke, thanks.
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frankj1 wrote:
cleaner product, less sugar, real quinine (hence fever tree name)...

I like the idea to dice the cuke, thanks.


Roger that.

Wife has also chopped up some mint leaves and put them into her G&T.
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Palama wrote:
Roger that.

Wife has also chopped up some mint leaves and put them into her G&T.

LIKE!
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Had some nice Moscow Mules over the weekend. Used the Dripping Springs from Mikey, half a lime and Buffalo Rock ginger ale. Good stuff
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Frank
So happy you are enjoying them bud. say the word when the bottles get low.
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Mattie B wrote:
Frank
So happy you are enjoying them bud. say the word when the bottles get low.

only if you will take a personal check!
They are both very good, Mattie.
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Belvedere Unfiltered, rocks, twist. Perfect with a Laranja and a 65 degree night on the deck.
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Brooklyn Gin with Fever Tree tonic water

The juniper berries have quite a different taste and the alcohol snuck up on us.
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Brooklyn G&T - quite a day at work, needed it.
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Bristow Gin & Fever Tree tonic
gin courtesy of Mattie B...really good
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I'm pretty much a scotch guy but I'll occasionally have a vodka tonic.
I drink ciroc because P diddy is my hero
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Botanist Gin & Tonic w/ Schweppes Diet Tonic Water, lime wedge and sliced mint
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