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Post by crystalball » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:13 pm

This thread is so lonely. Just like drinking on your own. Which I'm doing. Sloe gin and fresh lemonade. Beautiful!

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Post by humblebee » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:00 pm

I just invented vodka and iced tea. STOP EVERYTHING.

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Post by tonieee » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:31 am

humblebee wrote:I just invented vodka and iced tea. STOP EVERYTHING.
I've stopped!

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:52 am

I've not had one for ages, but I can recommend gin and ginger, especially when the weather is warm. It tastes like summer flowers.

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Post by humblebee » Wed May 20, 2015 3:57 pm

Have any of you ever tried hopped cider? I speak as one who is strongly cider-averse. But I just noticed that hopped cider exists, and I wonder if it might be the thing to overcome my aversion.

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Post by crystalball » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:23 pm

Last night I had rhubarb gin for the first time... wait - this needs to go in the 'poems we like' thread.

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Post by humblebee » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:29 pm

crystalball wrote:Last night I had rhubarb gin for the first time... wait - this needs to go in the 'poems we like' thread.
Tell us more!

My, but isn't Hendrick's nice with cucumber.

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Post by crystalball » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:33 pm

humblebee wrote:
crystalball wrote:Last night I had rhubarb gin for the first time... wait - this needs to go in the 'poems we like' thread.
Tell us more!
It's been nearly a week and my bottle is nearly finished. What more can I say?

Also, this Islay gin is incredible:

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Heh, remember when we used to laugh at bars selling loads of different gins? Heh.

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Post by Yex » Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:14 am

So, I recently got married. My wife and I call each other by the pet names "Mouse" and "Bear", respectively. We each decided to invent a cocktail each for the wedding.

The Bear - gin, lavender lemonade, muddled sage

The Mouse was supposed to be - sparkling wine, hibiscus vodka, pomegranate juice, but they discontinued the hibiscus vodka, so it ended up being:
sparkling wine, regular vodka, pomegranate juice, hibiscus flowers soaked in hibiscus syrup.

The Bears were amazing; the Mice were kind of disgusting, and definitely shouldn't have had vodka in them.
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Post by holyzombiejesus » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:41 pm

This was in The Guardian a couple of weeks ago and it's really really good. It's very drinkable though so it may be worth making two batches in one go.

White Sangria

A gorgeous, fruity number in which the basil draws the drink towards a more aromatic and savoury conclusion. Thoroughly grown-up. Serves four. (EDIT: LIke fuck it does)

6 strawberries
30g sugar
1 750ml bottle sauvignon blanc
Juice from 1 lemon
1 small apple, sliced
1 small handful fresh basil leaves

An hour ahead, cut the strawberries in half and sprinkle with sugar: the sugar will draw out flavour and form a syrup. Combine everything in a large jug, making sure to scrape in all the sugary strawberry juice, top with ice and stir. Serve in chilled tumblers or rocks glasses.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle ... tol-drinks
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Post by holyzombiejesus » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:45 pm

Talking of rhubarb gin, I'm going to try this at the weekend if it's sunny. Not fannying about with ice spheres though.

Rhubarb and ginger
Raw rhubarb replaces the more traditional lemon in supplying acidity here. Weirdly, the flavour that emerges in the end is one of rose petals. We serve this with an ice sphere: to make these at home, buy a pack of party balloons, rinse, fill with water to a size that fits in your glasses (note: balloons expand when they freeze) and put in the freezer. Once frozen, simply cut open the balloons to release the spheres.

1 handful chopped rhubarb
50ml gin
1 dash bitters
20ml sugar syrup
Ginger beer (we use Fentimans)

In a jug, muddle (ie, bash) the raw rhubarb, then add the gin, bitters, syrup and ice. Stir, making sure you dislodge any rhubarb that has been pressed to the base. Put an ice sphere in a glass, strain in the cocktail, top with ginger beer and garnish with a thin slice of rhubarb.

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Post by crystalball » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:58 am

Nice!

Ice sphere? Pffft. (I'm totally trying that.)

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Post by holyzombiejesus » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:55 pm

Won't they taste funny from the balloons?

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Post by Amanda » Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:30 am

Maybe I'm weird, but I make ice spheres using a set of spherical ice molds designed especially for that purpose. I don't use them that often, but sometimes you want a giant chunk of slowly-melting ice in your beverage. Plus it looks fancy.

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Post by holyzombiejesus » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:34 am

Where do you get them from? I just buy my ice in nowadays which seems a bit grand, like those people who buy ready sliced/ grated cheddar. Plus, once I forgot, saw a friend, went for a couple of pints and had to cycle home with water pissing out of my bag.

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Post by Amanda » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:10 am

My ice molds came from the grocery store. I've seen the same ones for sale at stores where gifty things are sold and stores where kitchen gadgets are sold. I'm in California; perhaps your mileage will vary.

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Post by tonieee » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:36 pm

Today I discovered that martinis (or to be more precise, gibsons) give me massive, unending hiccups :-).

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Post by tonieee » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:42 pm

And also the spinning bedroom syndrome, which I've not experienced for many years.

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Post by humblebee » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:01 am

tonieee wrote:And also the spinning bedroom syndrome, which I've not experienced for many years.
tonieee wrote:Today I discovered that martinis (or to be more precise, gibsons) give me massive, unending hiccups :-).
I can't explain anything about the way martinis affect you, but I do now have a mental image of a very sparkly James Bond.

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