What you drinking tonight?

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  1. Sandi T.

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    #2121 Sandi T., Jan 11, 2020 at 4:42 AM
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    @andypandy, here's a trick I learned years ago. Leave out some tonic water until it goes flat. Freeze it in an ice cube tray. Use these tonic cubes in your gin and tonic in place of regular ice cubes. Sounds simple but makes quite a difference in terms of a delicious gin and tonic experience! :yum:) BTW, my favorite gin for a G & T is Plymouth.
     
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  2. Sandi T.

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    Gotta love that label! :kissing::cool:
     
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    #2124 Hobnail, Jan 11, 2020 at 6:57 PM
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    A lovely aged ale from my son-in-law. Having a sample, as I watch the snow pile up over the ice we had last night. Oye... Miles Davis on the box, so all is well.

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  5. Sandi T.

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    Lovely! There's a Trader Joe's a half a mile down the path from us so I'll have to look for that spiced ale, Hobnail. And I have Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue" CD in the cupboard--your post reminded me to take it out and give it a listen again. :) Cheers!
     
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  6. DCS222

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    Just been necking a couple of dry martinis (yeah really, I’m hoovering up the New Years party supplies), shaken not stirred... whilst watching the Witcher... well it seems ok this side of some James Bond cocktails... but suspect it starts to feel a bit Shiite if you think too hard about it!
     
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  7. Sandi T.

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    Well, @DCS222, with what did you make those dry martinis? I learned early on that martinis are only as good as what they are composed of--each element is key since there are no "throwaway" mixers involved. My two go to gin's for martinis (for me, gin,, never vodka) are Hendrick's and The Botanist. For my "whisper" of vermouth I prefer Vya. And depending on my mood, I either do a lemon twist or blue cheese stuffed olives. My preferred proportion is 3 oz. gin to about 1/4-1/2 oz. of vermouth. Shaken not stirred (actually shaken to within an ounce of it's little martini life). And strained into a cocktail glass that has come straight out of the freezer.

    So, tell me about the Witcher. We'll be due for a new TV series shortly after we finish the last three episodes of Goliath.
     
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    Sorry just having a beer as always. Snow on the ground. Not much to see here. Just waiting it out.
     
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    my good lady wife like Sapphire (I like Lakes gin or Caorunn)... tanqueray 10 is pretty good too. The vermouth is just what we can get hold of, not a huge market round here for it. The precise merriments, I mean measurements, are one dirty git feck off sized glug of gin to one la’al splash of vermouth... technique as you described, but I only had lime peel to garnish.

    the Witcher seem ok at the moment, just watched the first episode and will watch again... I imagine it’s Netflix’s answer to GOT which I’ve never watched

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    I sat down and binge watched the whole series of the Witcher with 2 of my sons over 2 days...gets better and better,Only trouble is I have got to wait until 2021 for the next series:eyes:
     
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  12. Sandi T.

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    Yep, January in the Midwest, phred. I remember that only too well. :( Hang in there.
     
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    That is definitely the downside to these Netflix and Prime TV series. One can binge watch a whole season but then ya have to wait (and wait and wait) for a new season to arrive. Sigh....:rolleyes:
     
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    @Sandi T.

    just out of interest, I tried the vermouth on its own, chilled, and it’s very doable, possesses Chardonnay impressions whilst maintaining the punch of a fortified wine... nowhere near as heavy so thought it would be.
     
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    Good on you for trying it on it's own, @DCS222! That's right up my scientifically-minded notion of holding your variables constant. And if the vermouth is good enough to drink alone, it's most certainly likely good enough to use in your cocktail. It does make a difference what vermouth goes into a martini--I've had a terrific Hendrick's martini with good vermouth--and quite the opposite. Hendrick's martini with a bad--or a bad proportion of--vermouth which changed the whole thing.
     
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    In honor of @DCS222's experimentation, tonight I had a Hendrick's Orbium martini with Vya vermouth. The proportions I used were 2 3/4 oz. gin to 1/4 oz. vermouth. Technically it was a Gibson since I made it with cocktail onions. Yum! :yum I told Mr. Sandi that this is my current favorite version of a martini. Those are rosemary and sea salt Marcona olives next to my cocktail.

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    Ok, this technically isn't what I'm drinking tonight like the thread title. It's what I drank this past Saturday night. I had a Botanist martini with dinner (not pictured) and this lovely combo for dessert. Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey with tiramisu with roasted pears. An outstanding pairing! And the martini paired well with my short ribs entree.

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    Lickin’ me lips here, Sandi T;
    But, hope you’ve already had a few draughts out of the whiskey glass...or it’s a very poor showing. ;)
     
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    I had, Ken. ;) Thanks for your concern. :joy:
     
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