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How do you garnish your gin.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lindenlea, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    I do like a slice of cucumber. Husband just mixed me a G and T and there was a 50/50 chance it would have courgette in there. He's a clever man who simply can't work out the difference.

    It's fine - cucumber :)
     
  2. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    I like lime myself. Your story did make me laugh though.
     
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  3. xmal

    xmal Established commenter

    Slice of lime around the rim of the glass then squeeze the slice into the glass with plenty of ice
     
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  4. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Pour it onto the grass and have a whisk(e)y.
     
  5. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Haven't drunk gin since my early 20's.
    It was always gin and orange.
     
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  6. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    A grind of black pepper can work. I tend to drink fruit flavoured gins now. I can get away without garnish in those.

    The limited edition Gooseberry from Whitley Neill is delicious.
     
  7. RepelloInimicum

    RepelloInimicum Lead commenter

    The lemon gin I am currently partaking of is just garnished with a drop of tonic :)
     
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  8. Sally006

    Sally006 Senior commenter

    All depends on the gin. You can’t beat pink grapefruit with a certain type in a black bottle.
     
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  9. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Lime. Enjoying Sipsmith at the minute . Can’t do the flavoured stuff - too sweet.
     
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  10. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    I always like to garnish a nice small gin on a Friday evening with a pint of frozen vodka.

    (Stolichnaya on pay days.Blindness on the day after)
     
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  11. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Reminds me many years ago when we went out leaving eldest son and a friend at our house, they were 6th form age. Mrs.M. asked what they had for lunch, it was a something and lettuce sandwich, we didn't have any lettuce though, they'd had cabbage instead.
     
  12. eleanorms

    eleanorms Occasional commenter

    Chocolate milk.

    I know, I know, but it's lovely. I never do it on a school night.
     
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  13. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Lime's the only option for me. And I have to squeeze the juice in too.
     
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  14. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    Yes really enjoying that too. Also the Boe violet gin (WN one is too sweet)
     
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  15. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Angostura bitters, ice and a shave of lemon peel.
     
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  16. guinnesspuss

    guinnesspuss Star commenter

    Currently enjoying a small batch Aber-falls Gin from Wales. Lavender is one of the botanicals, no garnish. I like to match the garnish to the gin, so orange with orange &c. No lavender flowering yet. ;)
    I don't often have plain gin and tonic anymore. Either fruity gins with plain tonic or plain gin with flavoured tonics.
     
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  17. guinnesspuss

    guinnesspuss Star commenter

    Oh and frozen raspberries are great if you use Chambord as part of a cocktail.
     
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  18. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    My husband bought me three different bitters for Christmas and they're all delicious. I like my gin really bitter and sharp. Sometimes I put the juice of a lime in plus the less sweet tonic and a dash of bitters. Fabulous. I made my own tonic last year. I didn't put any sugar in one batch and that was really nice.
     
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  19. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Sugar-free bitter lemon for me. My tastes are simple. :)
     
  20. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    With a nice glass.
     
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