Friday, July 13, 2012

putting the gin in imaGINation





we're on a gin kick around here. summer cocktails featuring this fresh tipple are the norm nearly every evening. the latest is a dash of homemade strawberry syrup and a generous bit of gin topped off with water freshly fizzed in our soda stream (i can HIGHLY recommend acquiring one of these little babies) and a couple of slices of strawberry, freshly plucked from the garden.

we've decided we're too old to drink cheap gin, so we've invested in some good stuff. picked up the botanist yesterday - i thought, hmm, i like the islay whiskies, so why not gin? it's cool and oh-so-very smooth. a very good addition to the posh gin collection. haven't tried the london no. 1 yet, but just the packaging (and the price €32), make it sure to be in the posh end. geranium, i told you about previously. and hendrick's is the gin that made me like gin. all we're lacking at the moment in the posh end is beefeater crown jewel in the purple bottle. will have to keep an eye out for that as we pass through the duty free next week.

happy weekend, one and all!

16 comments:

Gretel said...

Ooh, scrummy! We've only got London gin at the moment, though we are partial to Plymouth gin - you've inspired me to go a bit posher now. (Any excuse for a G&T!)

Catherine said...

Life is too short to drink or eat anything that's cheap! LOL!
Love the colors in your photos!
Wishing you a beautiful weekend!
xo Catherine

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

Thanks for the great gin tips! I'm quite the novice, but have found that I do have a love of Islay single malts....I'll be checking out these gins! My first real foray into gin and tonics was through a friend who served them with her lavender infused gin (from her garden)...glorious! Enjoy!!

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

Thanks for the great gin tips! I'm quite the novice, but have found that I do have a love of Islay single malts....I'll be checking out these gins! My first real foray into gin and tonics was through a friend who served them with her lavender infused gin (from her garden)...glorious! Enjoy!!

Magpie said...

hmm. it IS friday afternoon.

Bill said...

Stop using your bath tub and make your own. And use proletariat potatoes. Self-sufficiency right?

Sandra said...

I don't know posh from pine needles, but I do know I have been drinking gin for a good long while and I drink Beefeater. But I don't think there is any crown jewel. :) I don't care for smooth gin, if I want smooth I'd drink (cough, cough) vodka. Give me that piney bite!

My son, now 38, had to write a poem when he was in 2nd grade. I remember it well. "My mother is so very thin, that's because she drinks a lot of gin." Try looking at the teacher with a straight face after that little gem.

julochka said...

posh is where it's at.

julochka said...

sadly, I do drink quite a lot of cheap(ish) wine...

enjoy your weekend as well!

julochka said...

this islay gin doesn't seem to have that peaty smokiness of the whiskey. but it's good anyway.

julochka said...

indeed.

julochka said...

sadly, we do not have a bath tub. :-(

julochka said...

and wouldn't potatoes result in vodka?

julochka said...

that is an awesome poem!

I too like that piney bite...you'll see. :-)

Bill said...

Comrade,

Everything in the Soviet Union was made with potatoes. Sputnik, that was actually a space potato ... you Yankee Capitalists misspelled its rightful name ... it was Spudnik.

Boom Boom Larew said...

This makes me want to give gin a second chance!