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The Gin and Tonic Project - A Compendium of Its History, Variations, and Locales

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1 hour ago, DaveO said:

How did this very traditional, non special, not spruced up, good but not stupendous gin, stand up against the versions you have been trying recently?  Inquiring mind(s) would like to know?

It drinks much like it reads, affected somewhat in ways that cannot possibly be explained by the ambiance of the location in which it was imbibed.  It paired well with the Yankees / Mets game (July 21) on the TV at the bar that the Yankeees won 7 - 6 after the Mets' 3 run rally in the top of the 9th came up short.  It tasted just like that.

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This is sort of my “walk of shame” in this thread. Here goes. 

Freezer cold Tanqueray with diet CHEK brand tonic water (Winn Dixie brand) and a big piece of lime. Ice maker (crescents of) ice in a French jelly jar. View of the ocean. Perfect. 

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1 hour ago, dcandohio said:

This is sort of my “walk of shame” in this thread. Here goes. 

Freezer cold Tanqueray with diet CHEK brand tonic water (Winn Dixie brand) and a big piece of lime. Ice maker (crescents of) ice in a French jelly jar. View of the ocean. Perfect. 

I have made tons of G&T’s in this manner often for barbecue’s and at pool parties.  The bigger the group the likelier the “glassware” were large plastic cups and for large groups the ice might have come from a 5’ bag from the market or 7-11.  

My old summer beach house was too many blocks from the beach and did not provide ocean views. C’est la vie.

Well appreciated by large groups or intimate gatherings.  No walk of shame imho 

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Otium - $11.  Plymouth gin.  Gin poured first. Then ice. Then fever Tree tonic. Lime.  Met (briefly) Jordan Wolfson whose (Female figure) is on view at The Broad. Brush with celebrity L.A. style.  The exhibit is recommended. We saw folks without reserved tickets ( these tickets are separate from museum admission tickets, although both are free) getting in on standby, so give it a shot.

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On 7/25/2018 at 9:40 PM, Pool Boy said:

My wife got the bark in pieces and not powdered, but we'll be careful - thanks for the tip!

We're going to try our homemade tonic again this weekend. I wonder if it has evolved in he refrigerator over the last couple of months. It's unusual and quite interesting.

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On 7/5/2018 at 7:58 AM, dcs said:

Gin & Tonic.  Such a simple drink, yet the variations in the manner of its preparation and service seem endless.  I am proposing a compendium of these variants to document its history and hopefully provide a guide for those who might be seeking a truly satisfying Gin & Tonic in an unsuspecting place.  Just the facts...  the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Does the tonic come out of the gun or a bottle?  What did it cost?  What is the rail gin?  Aristocrat (Spirits of 76) or Plymouth (Rare Tavern)?  There is a time and place for each.  My suggestion is that the list be limited to examples you actually drank, and not just plucked off a cocktail menu somewhere.

I'll kick it off with the GTF at Baba Cocktail Bar.  Cucumber infused gin (I believe this is done in-house, but honestly I did not see where it came from).  Fever Tree elderflower tonic.  Rose water.  Edible flower petals.  Citrus essence.  Lime.  Glass poured with half of the tonic and you are given the rest of the Fever Tree bottle to mix to your taste.  $11.  A strong offering.

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While at Ambar, Clarendon the other night I ordered a G & T, asking if it was the same cocktail as downstairs at Baba.  While the response was in the affirmative from a server, I wouldn't swear that she would be an authority on the topic.   The $11 cocktail was served in a large goblet with ample ice.  It came with a bottle of Fever Tree, but I did not check to see if it was elderflower.   The menu said cucumber infused gin.  In lieu of the flower petals and lime it came with a long thin slice of cucumber.   I have no idea what the base gin was.   Frankly I did not detect a strong sense of cucumber.

Wasn't bad but it wasn't exceptional, priced somewhere in the middle or lower end of "fancy" cocktails.

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