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    A craft gin is a proper gentlemans drink and Im getting into it

    I love a Gin and tonic. My favourite so far is the Rhubarb and Ginger Gin but I want to work my way through the best Gins and ideal mixers. I always have a slice of lemon and lime handy. About three ice cubes and chilled tonic does the trick. I dont think the gin glass should be filled with ice. I just buy Sainsburys tonic water

    I think the most popular brand names are the fast food of gins. ie..Gordons and Greenalls. I dont think 37.5 ABV is good enough and is skimping.

    I am going to try Roku the Japanese Gin and then Martin Millers made with Icelandic water Im looking for a special blend of botanicals and a Gin to beat all the rest

    I have a gin kit with a small infuser ball seive but I dont know what Im supposed to infuse in there.

    Lets have your favourite brand and tips for the perfect Gin and Tonic.
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    A nice glug of Hendricks, Fever-tree ‘full fat’ tonic, chilled, 3 medium cubes of the cold stuff and a nice slice of Cucumber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WESTLOWER View Post
    A nice glug of Hendricks, Fever-tree ‘full fat’ tonic, chilled, 3 medium cubes of the cold stuff and a nice slice of Cucumber.
    Oh, and very importantly, good company and Sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    Cucumber
    Yup ! You’ll never go back once you’ve tried it!

    According to Hann it all depends on the gin you're drinking and the botanicals that are used to flavour the gin. ... Hendrick's uses cucumber and rose petal botanicals in their distillation process, which is why the fresh slice of cucumber compliments it so well.
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    'orrible stuff
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    This Rambla 41 Lot d’Hivern is really different but delicious. Smooth and fruity (juniper and figs) and non-chill filtered.

    Best with Fever Tree Indian tonic (not Mediterranean).

    Good as is, but going to try it with half a fig and a few blackberries as recommended.





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    Quote Originally Posted by WESTLOWER View Post
    Yup ! You’ll never go back once you’ve tried it!

    According to Hann it all depends on the gin you're drinking and the botanicals that are used to flavour the gin. ... Hendrick's uses cucumber and rose petal botanicals in their distillation process, which is why the fresh slice of cucumber compliments it so well.
    Plus 1 for Hendricks and cucumber, that’s the way to drink it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmcin626 View Post
    Plus 1 for Hendricks and cucumber, that’s the way to drink it.
    Where do you stick the cucumber?

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    More seriously, from where I buy my jam and marmalade [from their Thursday Cottage range], check out Tiptree's fruit-flavoured gins :https://www.tiptree.com/index.php/pr...n-liqueur.html

    The strawberry (and raspberry) one, in particular is superb, as the quality of the ingredients (especially the fruit used) is top-notch, which is the same in their (superb) jams/conserves.

    Enjoy that gin ICE COLD [yes store it in the fridge], served in a tall glass, topped with ice-cold Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water, which in my opinion is the best with this particular gin: https://fever-tree.com/en_GB/product...an-tonic-water, and a nice fresh strawberry (or raspberry, if applicable), and enjoy it during the coming weeks with Wimbledon!

    Another option is to add a dash to some chilled Prosecco, to make a strawberry or raspberry Gin Royale!

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    My current favorite gin is The Botanist from Islay, with Fever tree and some blueberries and lots of ice of course.
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