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The other GIN poll
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I blame atommickbrane for this.

Poll #338513 Juniper-flavoured spirits are my friends

Gin is:

The best spirit
5(20.8%)
Yummy
11(45.8%)
Okay
3(12.5%)
Okay, if there's nothing else
0(0.0%)
Revolting
5(20.8%)
I am a gin virgin
0(0.0%)
I am a heathen and prefer alcopops
0(0.0%)

Favourite classic gin-based cocktail?

Martini
2(8.3%)
Gibson
3(12.5%)
Gimlet
2(8.3%)
Gin and Tonic
8(33.3%)
Gin and It
0(0.0%)
Gin Fizz
1(4.2%)
Alexander
0(0.0%)
Pink Gin
1(4.2%)
Tom Collins
1(4.2%)
Other
6(25.0%)

What is this "other" of which you speak?

Would you use the same brand of gin in all of the cocktails above?

Yes
9(39.1%)
No
10(43.5%)
I wouldn't clean chewing gum off pavements with gin, let alone drink the stuff
4(17.4%)

Martinis are best:

Shaken
5(23.8%)
Stirred
7(33.3%)
Drunk quickly
4(19.0%)
Avoided
5(23.8%)

Gin : Vermouth ratio in the perfect Martini?

1:1
2(10.0%)
2:1
3(15.0%)
3:1
3(15.0%)
4:1
2(10.0%)
5:1
0(0.0%)
6:1
3(15.0%)
I merely scowl at the vermouth bottle
3(15.0%)
Martinis are foul
4(20.0%)

French or Italian vermouth?

French
6(30.0%)
Italian
7(35.0%)
Neither, I merely scowl at the vermouth bottle
2(10.0%)
Martinis are still foul
5(25.0%)
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I like gin martinis drunk with caution...I had a too much gin experience where for a week afterwards everything I drank tasted like gin and grapefruit juice, so I have to take it easy...I do like the old gin and juice combo though...
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I haven't answered the Martini bits because I can't remember ever having drunk one. (This doesn't mean it's never happened.)

Now, now I want a Gibson, you evil, evil man.

I'm going for drinks with the RTs at 5.30 (I doubt 'll get a Gibson in the Parade Bar, but I might manage a Gimlet), so could you make your own way up (I'll probably be out of the bar but not in a state to drive)?

Righty-ho. I rather feel like one myself, but that will have to wait until I get home, since I'm never going to be able to get a cocktail from the refreshments trolley on board the Portsmouth-Cardiff train.


Er, but what is a Gibson?

Yrs,
A.N Uneducation (PeoN)

Take one martini. Remove the olive. Insert a silverskin cocktail onion.


EWWWWWWWWW! Pickled mingions!!

butbutbut! *gin-soaked* pickled onions == NUM! (as you wouldshould say)


Ewwwwww MING. No THANGYEW! Pickled onions = GROSS.

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but, butbutbutbut Gibsons are sooo nice, they're like a savoury booze, and it's great, and I can never decide between a normal Martini or a Gibson, sometimes I greedy and demand both an olive and an onion (I'm sure there's a name for that apart from Nicola is a greedyguts)

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Pah, heathen! People don't put vegetables in whisky because the whisky makes them taste bad! (fruit, on the other hand...)


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I detect a soft drinks poll here...


btw, the recipe for French 75 seems to be very variable. Some places says that it is champagne, cognac and lemon juice, and that if you substitute gin for cognac, it becomes a champagne collins. Others suggest adding cointreau in addition to the gin.

Still sounds good, any which way.


Yeah well I believe the Happy Hour cocktail menu in the Chapel Bar over the interweb/the actual French.

I'm inclined to trust them as well, since a) they give the provenance for the recipe (Harry's Bar, post WWI) and b) it's not sickly sweet, which is in keeping with the contemporary tastes for the inter-war period.

Must try the Chapel when I'm next in London. Haven't been round Islington way for years.


That really should have been ticky oxes on the cocktails...

Ah, but "favourite" and radio boxes requires you to choose just one (as opposed to clicking every ticky-box that's offered). Intentional, it was.

btw, you likely to be at the BSFA meeting next weds?


Nope, 'fraid not. I will be either on an aireyplane or in Detroit.

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