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Sangria = Another word for Gin and Juice?

I'm going to a Memorial Day pool party, and I'm planning on making this peach-rosemary white sangria. Problem is, I need to buy gin and I don't know anything about gin. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Weeping_angel on May 23, 2014 - 16 answers

Strange And Unusual Gin Drinks?

I want to write about obscure and little known gin cocktails, ideally ones with fun stories attached or a vintage pedigree . What are your favorite obscure gin cocktails? The more outlandish and exotic the better.
posted by The Whelk on Apr 4, 2014 - 44 answers

Purchase Sloe Berries

I have a cookbook from England with a sloe gin recipe using fresh sloes, but the plant apparently does not grow in the US (Come on, ConAgra, get busy!). Also, I have learned from a grower in England that starting several years ago, fresh sloes cannot be brought into the US (Is this coincident with the Tea Party?). Any help would be appreciated finding fresh sloes for use in California, and a toast in your name! Thanks!
posted by breadbox on Mar 25, 2014 - 8 answers

There's one bottle of gin on the wall

My partner and I are about spend the next two weeks camping in a fairly remote national park in Tasmania. We are bringing a bottle of gin because we like it and being compact it can come in by boat with our other supplies. We can buy limited other supplies before we leave to mix with it. Other than that we will have access to (possibly rather mediocre) tank water and a decent camp kitchen. So please give us all your creative gin cocktail recipes that can be prepared with limited ingredients in the middle of nowhere. We will toast you as we drink them!
posted by deadwax on Dec 27, 2013 - 15 answers

Making a fruit infused gin - what brand should I buy?

My CSA has damsom plums in it this week and I decided to make damsom plum infused gin. Damsom Gin [more inside]
posted by Julnyes on Sep 17, 2013 - 13 answers

Grow a quinine tree in California?

I live in Sunset zone 14. Could I grow a Cinchona Pubescens tree in my yard? Because: how awesome would it be to have both a lime tree and a quinine tree, maybe at the front walkway or something? (Cue Esquivel.) Bonus: where to buy the rootstock?
posted by prettyboyfloyd on Sep 4, 2013 - 2 answers

How does the amount of ice in a shaker affect a martini?

Does more ice in the shaker make the drink colder faster? Is there more or less dilution per second of shaking? in short, is there any reason I would want to have a particular level of ice in a shaker when making martinis?
posted by El Sabor Asiatico on May 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Not by the hair of my ginny gin gin

My favorite drink is a Tanqueray and tonic and has been since I was young. In the US, especially as a teenager, people told me that it was a cranky old man drink while marveling at how it glowed under blacklight. I traveled to London once, and a guy there told me that it was a "chick drink". I, of course, don't let what people think of it affect what tasty, tasty alcohol delivery vehicle I choose, but where you are, what's the "reputation" of gin-based drinks? Are they "manly" or "girly"? And how did it gain that reputation? I'm holding a gimlet right now because I've run out of tonic water.
posted by Hollywood Upstairs Medical College on Apr 11, 2013 - 60 answers

Help me find a simple, tasty winter cocktail!

I'm looking for a couple of suggestions of simple, non-summery mixed drinks to try. I love gin and tonics. I'm not a fan of wine or whiskey/bourbon, but I'm willing to try again. In the winter, I usually drink beer, recently IPAs (now that I live in the Pacific Northwest), but I used to prefer brown ales, stouts, and porters. What shall I try when my husband and I go out to a proper bar for drinks tonight? [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy on Jan 5, 2013 - 31 answers

My ginny gin gin cocktail

Cocktail troubleshooting: I am trying to create a drink for a party tomorrow, but my gin-based drink is too ginny. [more inside]
posted by supramarginal on May 17, 2012 - 18 answers

Help me find the spirit of Texas

Suggestions for unique spirits specifically from Texas. Open to Rum, Gin, Rye and Whisky [more inside]
posted by MarvinJ on Nov 11, 2011 - 14 answers

Cocktails for Fig Cake

Quick one - cocktails to go with a fig cake? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Aug 30, 2011 - 11 answers

Micro-distilled goodness in PA?

What great small batch, artisinal liqours are available in Pennsylvania? [more inside]
posted by youarenothere on Feb 26, 2011 - 14 answers

Gin, please.

Where can I find the best gin and tonic in downtown Toronto? [more inside]
posted by Gin and Comics on Feb 13, 2011 - 9 answers

How do you enjoy Hendricks Gin?

How to enjoy Hendricks Gin? [more inside]
posted by ridiculous on Jan 19, 2011 - 35 answers

Additional graduation gifts to go with a bottle of gin

I'm getting my little brother a nice bottle of gin for his graduation, but I'd like to include other side-presents along with it. But what? I'm not a gin drinker! [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Dec 6, 2009 - 15 answers

Gin and tonic - with a twist - in San Francisco

I'm going to Wootstock in San Francisco on Tuesday night, and will be craving a gin and tonic afterward - specifically Junipero, because of this thread. So, at the risk of turning MeFi into a gin palace: can anyone recommend a nice bar near the Swedish American Hall that serves a mean Junipero and tonic? [more inside]
posted by The Shiny Thing on Oct 19, 2009 - 14 answers

What is the gin to rule them all?

What is - in your opinion - the gin to rule them all? On a related note: Fruity, flowery, french gin I had that one night? [more inside]
posted by mathiu on Oct 16, 2009 - 34 answers

Will drinking aged mint gin kill me?

Friends sent me two in-flight-sized bottles of alcohol: a bottle of "mint gin" and a bottle of vodka. They are of unknown age (probably at least the early 1970s, possibly even older) and most likely American provenance. They appear to be unopened. Can I die/suffer permanent injury from drinking them?
posted by Damn That Television on Aug 13, 2009 - 10 answers

That's not a mojito, it's a pesky mosquito!

[End of Summer Drinks Filter]: Scandinavian summer is quickly coming to a close, and I need some great ideas for end of summer cocktails! Looking for new and exciting instead of the usual spirit and mixer stuff. Thanks follow mefite imbibers for your advice! [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1 on Aug 12, 2009 - 13 answers

La bonita baracha and her salty spice

Help me figure out how to reproduce this delicious cocktail I drank at Montage in Portland. Secret ingredient? Sriracha hot sauce. [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Jun 19, 2009 - 15 answers

Tasty crops for a gin garden?

Seeking appropriate and flavorful crop suggestions for my gin garden. [more inside]
posted by potch on Mar 30, 2009 - 21 answers

Delicious Tonic for Gin+Tonics

The best Tonic for a Gin and Tonic... [more inside]
posted by 1024x768 on Feb 15, 2008 - 24 answers

Finding and shipping Hendrick's Gin online

BoozeFilter: Google-Fu failing me. Where can I purchase a bottle of Hendrick's Gin online and have it shipped to Washington state? [more inside]
posted by frogan on Jan 8, 2007 - 15 answers

The domestic martini

My parents have been given a bottle of imported gin for Christmas. They are teetotal. While I do drink, I hate gin. Does gin have any household applications? [more inside]
posted by randomination on Jan 6, 2007 - 47 answers

Where can I buy Xoriguer?

Help me find this Menorcan Gin: GIN XORIGUER. [more inside]
posted by sulaine on Dec 11, 2006 - 3 answers

What's the best way to appreciate gin?

What's the best way to appreciate gin? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Nov 3, 2006 - 36 answers

Martini partini

Dry, veddy veddy dry... [more inside]
posted by Rothko on Aug 7, 2005 - 19 answers

Gin and Tonics

Gin and tonic demonic, bodies smell like chronic... so a couple weeks ago I discovered the drink known as gin and tonic. It had a small lime slice, ice and apparently just gin and tonic. I am totally not a cocktail person (wine and beer) and I have no hard liquors currently. How would I go preparing this Sprite-like contraption so it doesn't reek of a Victorian commoner. Details and general cocktail advice appreciated within. [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Jan 1, 2005 - 44 answers

The science of alcohol

I know that there are no carbs in hard liquor (gin, vodka, etc), but why? I've been told that the carbs are burnt off in the distilling process, but I'd like to know exactly how that occurs. Weblinks are helpful.
posted by Juicylicious on May 13, 2004 - 6 answers

Martini Etiquette

Speaking of booze, I'm new to martinis. What's the accepted shorthand way of asking for the classic "gin, vermouth, stirred, olives" version? Too often I end up with a drink that got too much olive juice or ice bits, or the bartender asks me if I want *cringe* vodka.
posted by machaus on Dec 19, 2003 - 23 answers

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