?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Previous Entry Share Next Entry
The other GIN poll
chap
nmg

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%)
Tags:


  • 1

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.


  • 1