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(Yahoo)   An 'experiment-gone-right': You can now buy a purple gin that tastes like Christmas   (uk.sports.yahoo.com) divider line
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2020-09-21 9:08:34 AM  
I'll pass.
 
2020-09-21 9:19:41 AM  
How did they manage to make it taste like annoying relatives and disappointing presents?
 
2020-09-21 9:45:08 AM  

MrBallou: How did they manage to make it taste like annoying relatives and disappointing presents?


By making regular gin?

I have never had gin that didn't taste like carrot juice, pine needles, and rubbing alcohol.

Give me a good Islay malt any day of the week. Mmmmm, tastes like Band-Aids...
 
2020-09-21 10:34:04 AM  
Gin already tastes like Christmas.
 
2020-09-21 10:42:51 AM  
Celebrate a good old fashion Charles Dickens Christmas by getting sh*t-faced on gin - the Victorian era's meth!
 
2020-09-21 10:45:58 AM  

oldfarthenry: Celebrate a good old fashion Charles Dickens Christmas by getting sh*t-faced on gin - the Victorian era's meth!


Much like meth, it's not nearly as dangerous when made in proper facilities instead of bathtubs, but still dangerous.
 
2020-09-21 10:49:02 AM  
I have tried to like gin but the juniper in it just is icky.
This is coming from a woman who quit drinking Jack Daniels when it lowered its proof because it lost its bite.
 
2020-09-21 11:18:25 AM  
Oh, good, another flavor of vodak.
 
2020-09-21 11:37:17 AM  
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2020-09-21 11:37:53 AM  

oldfarthenry: Celebrate a good old fashion Charles Dickens Christmas by getting sh*t-faced on gin - the Victorian era's meth!


The cool Victorians were on laudanum (the Victorian's favorite opiod).
 
2020-09-21 12:29:51 PM  

Momzilla59: I have tried to like gin but the juniper in it just is icky.
This is coming from a woman who quit drinking Jack Daniels when it lowered its proof because it lost its bite.


New Amsterdam out of the freezer is pretty neutral, but yeah I can still taste it. there are some fine cocktails worth giving a try, Negroni is a really good one.

but my favorite is Aviation! it's gin (and none of that fancy purple xmas gin!), maraschino liqueur, creme de violette (or creme yvette if need be), and lemon juice. the thing has so much going on that it really does not taste of gin. just a little bit sour a little bit sweet and about as much octane as Avgas.

Dock's Oyster House in AC was my classic for years, until the plague decade started :(

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at a gorgeous little Italian cafe in my brother-in-law's rural Massachusetts town, I saw they had Violette on the shelf. so when I asked Nasir if he could make an Aviation, he responded with a one-raised-eyebrow glance that inquired if I was a crazy-person. I stammered, embarrassed, "oh, a lot of places don't even stock Luxardo." he looked at me as if I was even crazier. and then, "we do not, but only because we make our own."

oh and that is not a horrible 'murican "maraschino" cherry, it's a marasca/morello. plucked right out of the jar of their house-made maraschino liquer. twist is more traditional/canonical, but I'll allow it!

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/mmm, avgas...
//can't get a decent drink around here though
///"fine eye-talian dining!" place across the street from us had to look up Negroni on their phone
\V only after first serving me a flipping Peroni, ha
V then informed me: they don't have Campari, they never stock it
 
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