Is gin good to drink by itself? No tonic water, no mixers, no carbonated water - just gin. Is it good to drink? Also, any other good/decent brands besides Beefeater? Please don't recommend whiskey, as I won't touch the thing due to several reasons.
t.want to buy and drink something other than wine
Gin is typically very dry and feels like sand when drunk straight. Very few people would recommend it. Good for mixing cocktails, though.
Top widely avail brands: Bombay Sapphire, Beefeater, Tanqueray.
st george distillery from california is putting out some great gin they have 3 different gins all focusing on different aspects of typical gin flavor
botanivore, terroir and rye gin
botanivore is my favorite and i do consider it drinkable straight, but i really like it with gin and tonic or even like a moscow mule subbed for vodka its really floral
>tastes pretty much like vodka
Couldn't have made a more retarded statement. Did your tongue get cut out of your mouth? Have you ever tasted ANYTHING?
Don't listen to this idiot, OP. Gin is WAY different than vodka. It is a neutral spirit tincture of primarily juniper berries (imparting a 'piney' taste) and other herbs and sometimes citrus.
Well, not necessarily.
Look into some good Croatian or Serbian rakija. It's usually made from plums, has a mild fruit taste, still kinda harsh but can be drank straight. I like it cold.
No, I wasn't implying that. I personally love gin; it's almost all I buy. If you think you'd dislike any piney-ness, get New Amsterdam gin. Cheap, and really downplays the pine flavor in favor of citrus.
the calories in alcohol are the main reason drinking makes you fat, not the stuff you mix it with
if you have a 2:1 mixture of 1l tonic water and 500ml gin the tonic water has 350 calories and the gin has 1300
I think Gin is by far the worst tasting liquor. When I used to drink to get blackout drunk I would either drink rum or vodka with ice.
My sister only drinks white rum because she's a calorie counter.
Plymouth is my favourite. It's best with a splash of Angostura Bitters, which I personally don't count as a mixer, but it's also pretty good without it if you do count bitters as a mixer.
Don't listen to the haters here. Gin is a great drink. The best spirit for sipping in hot weather. It carries sharper flavours than dark spirits, which perks the senses a little when the beating heat leaves you feeling lazy and indolent. Tequila is good for such weather as well, but I prefer gin as I feel it has more variety.
When most Americunts have Martinis (using gin, not vodka or chocolate or whateverthefuck), it's just gin stirred in ice a bit. That whole "salute in the direction of France" is the most uncultured bullshit I have ever heard.
But yeah, most people prefer gin with no mixers.
It's not a real Martini though. Put some vermouth in that shit.
A nice wintery/holiday mixture I concocted was
>2 part tanqueray
>1 part lemon juice
>served over ice
The cinnamon isn't small enough for it to be a liquid sol, so it becomes more of a suspension if not often stirred, but it's sour, spicy and if you want you can add a little sweetener or simple syrup.
It's really not bad. Id say gin is my favorite liquor after whiskey. The amount that you see gone in this bottle were shots.
Okay, so OP here.
I got some Beefeater gin today, and am sipping on it right now.
I really like the taste: the taste (and aroma) of pines and berries is a unique one, and I really like it, for some reason. I added just a very tiny amount of ice-cold mineral (carbonated) water, but I am very much enjoying the taste. It's - how to say? - very calming, because it tastes like the forest.
Hendricks. Best gin I've ever had straight and neat. Infused with rose and cucumber. One ice cube doesn't hurt either.
where do you get 41% hendricks? at least in the US all I've seen is 44%
I'll admit that I haven't sampled that many types of gin but I will agree that hendricks is my favorite though. Great by itself or in cocktails; incredibly versatile.
Boodles is best gin, served neat, for under $20