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    Default Gin drinkers: what's your poison?

    Tanqueray? Beefeaters? Bombay (Sapphire)?

    ...or something else?
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    Probably Tanqueray, I was introduced to that brand in grad school by my best friend's British girlfriend...and Brits know their Gin. Although the others are also good!

    For me gin is ONLY a summer drink best had with a good Tonic and twist of lime?

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    I'm all for Seagram's. Although my opinion may not matter as I only use
    gin in LI Iced Tea.

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    Bombay is good.

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    If I want a good martini out I'll usually go with Sapphire as a default, but if I'm at a bar where I know they'll do it justice, a Hendricks martini can be awesome. Put a little slice of cucumber in there, nothing better.

    If I'm at home and I just want to savor some martini flavor without the price tag... Gordon's. I know it sounds ridiculous, but Gordon's makes a good martini if you're willing to go a little heavier on the Noilly Prat.

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    Seagrams. Lime twisted to be exact. Wash it down with some Mountain Dew and Tostitos and Im a happy guy.....for about 5 hours til I pass out.
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    Sapphire on the rocks.
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    OK, the sun is up, but have to skip the gin.....can someone please pass the JD?
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    Tanqueray and tonic, but definitely sapphire for a good martini(with very little vermouth, or none).

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    Bombay Saphire Blue! Martini with the vermouth bottle capped waved over the shaker.

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    Tanqueray is my fav!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    Probably Tanqueray,

    For me gin is ONLY a summer drink best had with a good Tonic and twist of lime?

    cnh
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    Hmmmm.... and I thought gin WAS poison. Guess I'm done learnin for today... j/k
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    I love gin and while I'm certainly no connoisseur , I prefer Tanqueray to Bombay Sapphire.
    Though I do like Sapphire . I would be interested in sampling some other brands such as Plymouth ,Hendricks and Magellan .
    Tonic and lime. Also martinis.Mmmmmmm martinis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzy21236 View Post
    I love gin and while I'm certainly no connoisseur , I prefer Tanqueray to Bombay Sapphire.
    Though I do like Sapphire . I would be interested in sampling some higher end brands .
    Tonic and lime. Also martinis.Mmmmmmm martinis.
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    See now I find Tanqueray to perfumy! We used to call it ghetto gin!

    Actually Gordon's gin makes a nice martini too.

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    Bombay Sapphire is my favorite, Tanqueray is second. Most of the time my budget calls for Seagrams Distillers Reserve or Gordons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    See now I find Tanqueray to perfumy! We used to call it ghetto gin!

    Actually Gordon's gin makes a nice martini too.
    Right on! Always good to find another believer in the Gordon's martini. Do you drink 'em dry like you do with the Sapphire martini or let a little more vermouth find its way in with the Gordon's?

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    There is a restaurant in Birkdale Village where I live and they have whats called a 007 Martini. 5 oz of vodka and 5 oz of gin. 1 will put you under the table!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kozak View Post
    There is a restaurant in Birkdale Village where I live and they have whats called a 007 Martini. 5 oz of vodka and 5 oz of gin. 1 will put you under the table!!!!
    Good God, do they serve it in a salad bowl?!?

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    When I was a gin drinker, it was Tanq or Saphire and tonic with two limes. But, now I've moved on to good bourbon on the rocks with a splash of water.

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    Saphire or Hendricks. Mixing Gordon's with 7up over rocks makes a nice sipping drink for an evening at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by On3s&Z3r0s View Post
    Right on! Always good to find another believer in the Gordon's martini. Do you drink 'em dry like you do with the Sapphire martini or let a little more vermouth find its way in with the Gordon's?
    Actually I don't drink anymore but when I did, it was pour some vermouth in the martini glass, coat the inside then pour it out, then add the shaken Gordon's gin with olives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kozak View Post
    There is a restaurant in Birkdale Village where I live and they have whats called a 007 Martini. 5 oz of vodka and 5 oz of gin. 1 will put you under the table!!!!
    I used to drink 9oz Absolute Peppar maritinis when I was a drinker. That warm feeling from the peppers would course through your blood.

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    I use to dislike Gin and would not tough the stuff until a friends gave my some Bombay Sapphire Blue and that changed my opinion.
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    normally I'll drink Hendricks, Q or Deaths Door. I like to have it often just straight or with some ice.

    Martinis I normally prefer to have a vodka but gin is always fun if the bartender knows how to make a good martini. If they don't well there's no recovery.
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    I like Gin, and never tasted one I didnt like but Tanqueray is my fave with Bombay blue second.

    Seagrams is "meh" for me. it will do though if someone else is buyin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willow View Post
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    Not much beats a gin and ginger ale... tasty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post

    For me gin is ONLY a summer drink best had with a good Tonic and twist of lime?

    cnh

    I definately agree with this...unfortunately or fortunately for me, depending on how you want to look at it, its typically 70 degrees or above and sunny 12 months a year in SoCal. Thus, I've been having a gin-n-tonic every night with my meal pretty much since last fall. I haven't had a beer in over 3 months. I doubt I'll be able to break this habit until I move somewhere cold.

    I've used Gordons, Seagrams, Tanqeray, and now I'm finishing off a bottle of Beefeaters. I just picked up a bottle of Bombay (not Sapphire, because only the regular Bombay label was on sale at CVS) for the next phase. I can swing $20 for a 1.75 L bottle but $35 or more is too rich for my blood at this point in my life.

    Hence, I wanted to see if there was a forum favorite. It looks like there's quite a few good brands that people enjoy!

    Ah...the Martini. I remember my dad usually drinking those whenever we had guests or went to others' houses for a get-together when I was a kid. He used to use either Gordons or Gilbeys. To be honest, I don't think I've ever tried one. What do I need for a good Martini aside from the gin?
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