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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman
    I doubt many people who drink regularly know what bitter lemon is, for example.
    Gary, do you target me specifically? Or is it just "luck"??? ;-)

    Anyway, okay, found bitter lemon at the store. Now, what do I do with it, oh wise mixologist ;-)

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    It doesn't take a wise mixologist. You make a highball with the bitter lemon, ice cubes, and gin.

    If you are a heathen, you can make it with vodka.

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    Thanks Tim... Well, as I was, I'm sure, Gary's example for the post (never heard of bitter lemon) in MY case, it does (and you also qualify! ;-). Thanks! Never really tried much Gin outside of a 'tini so highball and G&T are both on my 'it's summer, let's give it a try' - list. Got some Tanqueray Ten kicking around here somewhere....

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    Tim's got it.

    Lots of ice, easy on the bitter lemon one might add. Sip slowly.

    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratcheer
    If you are a heathen, you can make it with vodka.
    And Vodka is reserved for drinking in Red Square when is Vegas.... Just for the experience....

    Red Square

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman
    Tim's got it.

    Lots of ice, easy on the bitter lemon one might add. Sip slowly.

    Gary
    So, like a martini, this is mostly gin??

    Any Bourbon drinks??

    Ken
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    It's not like a martini Ken, it's a long drink. But I'm suggesting to add say three ounces or so of the bitter lemon to 1 1/2 ounce or 2 of gin. Some people would add 6 ounces of the mixer and that's too much IMO.

    Do you mean does bitter lemon mix with bourbon? I think this would be problematic. Maybe in small quantity since lemon and orange go well with bourbon e.g. in an Old-Fashioned. But the two don't sound like natural companions..

    gary

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    Gott'cha, thanks. Ratio sounds good.

    I may try some Bourbon experiments over the next few days. If anything 'clicks' I'll start a thread.

    Ken
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    Well then, that solves everything! Everyone knows there are no heathens in Vegas.....
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    Tried the bitter lemon w/ Tanqueray last night. Very tasty and refreshing. Good advice on the ice, Gary.

    Ken
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