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ILLfarmboy
07-19-2011, 15:34
Tanqueray and Canada Dry tonic, sans the lime, to be exact.

I kinda miss the lime but what the hell.

We started an hour early and quit at 2:30. Its 99 and there's no damn breeze out there. Welding pipes (bucket elevator spouting) together was hot, HOT, DAMN HOT, a low spot out in the grass, no friggin' shade, and not a damn breath of air.-----Should have been a butcher or worked in an Ice cream factory:grin:

Anyone else drinking white spirits

Like me, do you like G and T's when its this hot?

cas
07-19-2011, 16:30
I spent about half of my adult life in the southern US where G&T is extremely popular, but I never developed a taste for them. Usually I'll go for bourbon and ginger ale with a slice of lemon and lots of ice when it's hot, or maybe a beer. Hmmm, I have that decision to make shortly when I fire up the grill.
Craig

craigthom
07-19-2011, 16:39
When the weather is right nothing hits the spot like a gin and tonic. Tanqueray is my usual choice; I don't care for what I can get for less, and I don't want to spend more. I bought a bottle of Bombay Sapphire on sale once, but I like Tanqueray better.

Tennessee Dave
07-19-2011, 17:52
When the weather is right nothing hits the spot like a gin and tonic. Tanqueray is my usual choice; I don't care for what I can get for less, and I don't want to spend more. I bought a bottle of Bombay Sapphire on sale once, but I like Tanqueray better.

Amen to that brother. I am going to make one right now.

BFerguson
07-19-2011, 19:26
Glad to see I'm no alone in this other summertime quencher. :cool:

95 degrees and 70+% humidity has made for some awful past few days. Nearly making me long for those below zero days we are so famous for.

Regular Bombay is the staple in our house. It's the bottle that got the misses interested in me many years ago in college. But that's another story for another day.

Stay Cool.

B

White Dog
07-19-2011, 19:58
When it's this hot, I'll use cold water to cut my Larue down to 110.

Special Reserve
07-20-2011, 03:25
Gin and tonic is a good summer drink but I have neither.

Bourbon Boiler
07-20-2011, 04:09
108 heat index at 10:30 pm is nuts. Straight water for me last night, chased with a Gatorade.

tmckenzie
07-20-2011, 04:35
I do not like the taste of the tonic. I prefer to mix it with water, it sure helps beat the heat.

Whiskey Willie
07-20-2011, 06:21
G&T? Uh, hold the T. . . Plymouth gin on the rocks, please.

bonneamie
07-20-2011, 13:30
I'll even drink it occasionally in the winter in rememberance of summer.

AaronWF
07-20-2011, 14:16
G&T? Uh, hold the T. . . Plymouth gin on the rocks, please.

My favorite gin on the rocks is Leopold's. Sweet cream citrus. Throw a couple garlic olives in there... I love to drink em all afternoon, but gin goes right to my head.

OscarV
07-20-2011, 17:52
I'll even drink it occasionally in the winter in rememberance of summer.



Amy, what's the name of that gin that you get at Binny's from the Northwest?
That stuff would be good on the rocks with a wedge of lime and no tonic.

moose
07-21-2011, 13:29
I partake in a G&T from time to time, my new favorite gin would have to be Hendrick's, it has more cool cucumber notes than it does the typical juniper blast. Another white spirit I like on hot days is of course vodka, with club soda, and a healthy squeeze of lime juice. Really cools me down.

bonneamie
07-24-2011, 15:19
Amy, what's the name of that gin that you get at Binny's from the Northwest?
That stuff would be good on the rocks with a wedge of lime and no tonic.

It's Ransom gin I think. It makes a great martini, but you're right, it doesn't mix well with tonic. Corvallis Cracker would know the correct name for the gin because it comes from Corvallis.

In fact, I think a G&T might be just the thing to settle my tummy right now!

ILLfarmboy
07-24-2011, 15:28
I find Bombay Sapphire makes a better martini than a G&T.
Is Ransom less juniperie and more floral like Bombay Sapphire?

tmckenzie
07-25-2011, 04:53
It's Ransom gin I think. It makes a great martini, but you're right, it doesn't mix well with tonic. Corvallis Cracker would know the correct name for the gin because it comes from Corvallis.

In fact, I think a G&T might be just the thing to settle my tummy right now!
Ranson makes a fine gin. They make an aged gin that is out of this world. There is another gin, I cannot think of the name is aged that is wonderful too. You know though, you still cannot beat Seagram gin. It is still distilled, and at ldi I would bet. and it is still aged for 90 days in a used bourbon barrel. I know for a fact, because I was down in Ky a year or so ago and saw and smelled one. You would not beleive how good it smelled.

AaronWF
07-25-2011, 12:33
Ransom's Old Tom gin? It's pot-distilled, kind of a dirty pink color and tastes quite malty for a gin. I don't favor it in a martini, but it mixes well with orange juice, IMO.