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#1 splinky

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 12:19 AM

lately, i like whole foods 365 brand because it's made with real cane sugar. i also like fentimans tonic which is flavored with lemongrass. i haven't tried qtonic, yet. which tonic water are you all using?

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 12:24 AM

Fever Tree. Q tonic was disappointing.
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 01:35 AM

QUOTE(helena @ Jun 30 2009, 08:24 PM) View Post
Fever Tree. Q tonic was disappointing.


To me, Q Tonic wasnt disappointing because, I never heard of it.. Rocky at Blue Hill gave it to me in a drink. I was shocked at how much better it was over the regular crap..

Fever Tree sounds like a must try. Where can i purchase some for use at my home.
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 01:46 AM

I prefer a nice Gin Rickey myself, but if your objection to Schweppes, Canada Dry, etc. is the HFCS, you could try making your own. (NB: I have not tried this, because I prefer a nice Gin Rickey myself.)
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 01:53 AM

QUOTE(Squeat Mungry @ Jun 30 2009, 09:46 PM) View Post
I prefer a nice Gin Rickey myself, but if your objection to Schweppes, Canada Dry, etc. is the HFCS, you could try making your own. (NB: I have not tried this, because I prefer a nice Gin Rickey myself.)

morgenthaler's recipe is similar to fentimans. the main difference is that fentimans also contains ginger

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 03:06 AM

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Fever Tree sounds like a must try. Where can i purchase some for use at my home.


WF and Wegmans both carry it.
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Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:38 PM

QUOTE(splinky @ Jul 1 2009, 12:19 AM) View Post
lately, i like whole foods 365 brand because it's made with real cane sugar. i also like fentimans tonic which is flavored with lemongrass. i haven't tried qtonic, yet. which tonic water are you all using?


Qtonic seems all the rage these days. I had qtonic for the first time in New York a couple of months ago (it's not available locally). I thought it was awful. Flat (not many bubbles) - with a peculiar off taste.

My regular drink is gin with a splash of tonic (I'd probably drink it in Moscow in the winter). And my usual tonic is Schweppes diet tonic water. Even though it has artificial sweetener - it's a bit on the "bitter" side. Second choice is Canada dry diet tonic water (a touch sweeter than Schweppes). Third choice is regular Schweppes. Robyn

BTW - I would rather add a splash of water to my gin than ever have tonic from a "gun" a a bar. It's always disgusting.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 07:12 AM

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#9 splinky

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 12:20 PM

QUOTE(Squeat Mungry @ Jun 30 2009, 09:46 PM) View Post
I prefer a nice Gin Rickey myself, but if your objection to Schweppes, Canada Dry, etc. is the HFCS, you could try making your own. (NB: I have not tried this, because I prefer a nice Gin Rickey myself.)

please to provide your gin rickey russipee

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 01:04 PM

QUOTE(SRD @ Jul 6 2009, 03:12 AM) View Post
Schhhh - you know who.


Schweppes is traditional, or so I am told. A homemade tonic resulting in a brown-tinged G&T just seems wrong somehow.
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#11 Squeat Mungry

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE(splinky @ Jul 6 2009, 05:20 AM) View Post
QUOTE(Squeat Mungry @ Jun 30 2009, 09:46 PM) View Post
I prefer a nice Gin Rickey myself, but if your objection to Schweppes, Canada Dry, etc. is the HFCS, you could try making your own. (NB: I have not tried this, because I prefer a nice Gin Rickey myself.)

please to provide your gin rickey russipee

Pretty basic: 1-1/2 (okay, 2) ounces gin over ice in a highball glass. Juice of half a lime. Fill with soda, garnish with a lime wedge and Bob's your uncle.

Sometimes if I feel fancy (and who doesn't, sometimes?), I'll add an ounce or so of dry vermouth and a dash of Angostura.
It is a pretty poem, Mr. Pope, but you must not call it Homer. -- Richard Bentley

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 01:54 PM

QUOTE(Squeat Mungry @ Jul 6 2009, 09:07 AM) View Post
QUOTE(splinky @ Jul 6 2009, 05:20 AM) View Post
QUOTE(Squeat Mungry @ Jun 30 2009, 09:46 PM) View Post
I prefer a nice Gin Rickey myself, but if your objection to Schweppes, Canada Dry, etc. is the HFCS, you could try making your own. (NB: I have not tried this, because I prefer a nice Gin Rickey myself.)

please to provide your gin rickey russipee

Pretty basic: 1-1/2 (okay, 2) ounces gin over ice in a highball glass. Juice of half a lime. Fill with soda, garnish with a lime wedge and Bob's your uncle.

Sometimes if I feel fancy (and who doesn't, sometimes?), I'll add an ounce or so of dry vermouth and a dash of Angostura.

could i use, say 8 ounces of gin?

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 03:26 PM

Depends on the circumstances. Some days, just pour in half the bottle and leave out the soda.
It is a pretty poem, Mr. Pope, but you must not call it Homer. -- Richard Bentley

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 08:45 PM

Don't know about the tonic, but I must say I really enjoyed the g & t I had made with Miller's recently. Dangerously smooth.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 08:49 PM

QUOTE(hollywood @ Jul 20 2009, 04:45 PM) View Post
Don't know about the tonic, but I must say I really enjoyed the g & t I had made with Miller's recently. Dangerously smooth.

is it made from poodle and husky parts?

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*