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The Great Gin Debate and other alcohol related discussions...

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Sukebe Jiji, Feb 24, 2002.

  1. Sukebe Jiji

    Sukebe Jiji TRIBE Promoter

    The problematic issue of what gin to buy at the local liquor store seems to be rearing its head more and more often these days. I used to buy Tanqueray exclusively, but then on a chance at Duty Free I bought a bottle of Bombay Sapphire...and then if that was not bad enough Tanqueray released Tanqueray Ten! I am just curious as to what gins the many connoiseurs that frequent this board select?

    Also, if you happen to have discovered, or created, an alcoholic libation of some sort please share...

    I hope not too many of you have had this drink before but a Stolichnaya Vanilla Gimlet is a delicious drink..and easy to make too!

    1 and 3/4 oz of Stoli Vanil and mix with 1/4 oz Rose's Lime Cordial.


    Gin is only good if you are 40+ or like the taste of Windex.

    Vodka is where it's at.
  3. matty

    matty TRIBE Member

    Bombay Sapphire. No contest.
  4. ADT

    ADT TRIBE Member


    Sapphire is THE BOMB...

    v..abstractdatatype << Gin Fanatic
  5. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known TRIBEr

    And who doesn't like the taste of Windex...

    Here's a recipe for a drink called Tastes Like....Burning:

    2 oz. Windex
    1 oz Tabasco
    Mix in a tall glass and bubble with a can of Lysol.

    Serve to unlikeable characters only.
  6. vinder

    vinder TRIBE Member

    orange twist smirnoff

    in combination with a vitamin supplement known as the red bull, makes for one hell of a cocktail.
  7. jellibeen

    jellibeen TRIBE Member

    Bombay Sapphire hands down.
  8. nebula

    nebula TRIBE Member

    Bombay makes for the best Martini, esp. if you can find the imported 120-proof version. You can buy it in New York state.

    For G&T, in my opinion you can't touch Tanq - is has a much stronger bite than Bombay that just cuts through a Gin&Tonic like nail polish remover through snot. Mmmmmm. Tanqueray G&T with a slice of lime.

    Gin lovers, try a some Tanqueray with Welch's white grape juice - a little club soda is optional. I was messing around one day and came up with this unusual combination... so, I suppose if anybody asks you what you're drinking tell them it's a "nebula"

    - Steve
  9. Karim

    Karim TRIBE Member

    Red Bull, where can I buy that in the states? I rode down to Niagara Falls USA, stopped at Tops and they didn't have it. :mad:

    Sorry to change the topic, carry on with the Gin Debate, just throw my answer in a P.S.

  10. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    I used to say that the first few times i had gin - although admittedly it was a martini and christ those are strong. mow i really enjoy a good gin and tonic once in a while with a twist of lime.

    it's refreshing and not sweet like any drink with soda in it and it's not heavy like beer.

    Bombay sapphire is excellent, i don't really like beefeater or seagram's because there isn't much to them. but sapphire has that nice hint of flavour that keeps you coming back for more. i still haven't tried tanq 10, and since it's available at the liquor stores now and i'm out of my sapphire i may just indulge in some - although it is $50/ 750mL.

    uh, no. vodka, by definition is a flavourless spirit. so you don't really like anything about vodka other than the drunkeness that it induces. unless it's Skyy - then we can talk.

  11. shiftah

    shiftah TRIBE Member

    gin tastes like celery to me, it always has since i was 13.

    i like white rum
    and bacardi, but beer is easier on my stomach and tastier also.

    friday night while at a bar i discovered a shot called a broken down golf cart.
    i'm not sure whats in it (amaretto + something?) but its my new favourite.
  12. joey

    joey TRIBE Member

    gin is for junglists!

    40's of malt liqour is where its at!
  13. nebula

    nebula TRIBE Member

    Joey!!!! You fuckin rock on skis man! :)

    Still haven't tried malt liquor. I had a wicked time chillin with you briefly at the cottage - maybe we oughta get nasty drunk on some of that shit sometime soon

    Cin Cin

    -= nebula =-
  14. orange richie

    orange richie TRIBE Member

    Double Agree! Very smooth Gin!

    Rickardo Belmiro de la Cruz...


    dont ever get the pre made Shoktales version of this..it will rapidly change your opinion on the drink.
  16. shiftah

    shiftah TRIBE Member

    alright i won't..
    thanks for the tip
  17. Jeffsus

    Jeffsus TRIBE Member

    If you have to drink gin warm, like on a camping trip to Shirkston shores or if you are smuggling 750mLs into Hullabaloo in a ziplock bag in your underwear, then I recommend Tanqueray. It is smoother than the cheap gins and, unlike the Saff, doesn't smell skunky when warmed to crotch temperatures. (insert crotch smell joke here). Tanqueray also keeps longer (not that this is ever a problem). Bombay Sapphire is definitely a step up though for the delicate botanicals at cooled temperatures, which is of course the best way to have it served especially if you are going to be mixing it with martini&rossi vermouth, which is quite casky at room temperatures (OK for some folk).

    Tanq 10 is OK but it tastes too much like Sapphire without the cool blue bottle so... add in that it is a Johnny Come Lately and I don't see much reason to prefer it.

    The best Gin I have ever enjoyed was a bottle of Quintessential. Süßer Gott im Himmel, this I tell you all, it is good warm, cold, anywhere anytime. It is so incredibly smooth, not burning, and is what gin is -supposed- to be. It has no botanicals to taint the juniper berries (which are actually pinecones) but the extra work has been put in to keep it from being biting or bitter. I once had the great pleasure of devouring a bottle of the stuff. It's bottle is also cooler than Bombay's, for what it's worth. Mind you, paying for the difference isn't all that cool.

    Candykids don't like gin.

  18. mandapanda

    mandapanda TRIBE Member

    i actually drank two g & t's this past week. it was very strange. not so bad, if only a little bitter. i think i'll stick to girl drinks though....then again, i'm pretty sure i also drank a martini that had a piece of sushi at the bottom of it which was supposed to be there, so...there are really no excuses for my behaviour.
  19. Sukebe Jiji

    Sukebe Jiji TRIBE Promoter

    Jeffsus: You find that Tanq 10 tastes like Sapphire?? Really?? I find Tanq 10 has a hint of citrus in it giving it a unique taste myself...

    Your suggestions regarding smuggling gin have also been duly noted in my brain's databanks.

    As for this "most delicious" gin you speak of..is it readily available in North America or is it exclusive to the shores of Europe, which would be quite tragic.

    Sunkist: Just so you know this is Peter (Zoned on icq)..I finally registered! YEA ME! :)

    Nebula: Thanks for the recipe...I will try mixing that concoction up the next chance I get..which will probably be tomorrow night (Monday) haha

    Are there any other interesting and unique recipes floating around out there?

  20. joey

    joey TRIBE Member

    you might be thinking of the other Joey (sir snore-a-lot) cause I didn't go sking at the cottage..

    i do like getting nasty drunk...

    and how could you never of had malt liquor before..

    Olde English
    Colt 45

  21. Sukebe Jiji

    Sukebe Jiji TRIBE Promoter


    Did you get my e-mail notifying you of my presence on this board? (this is peter from nyc aka the deep man hahaha)

    And those malt liquors you mention are all *fine* but for the true experience you should really try Steel Reserve. At the bodega on my block I can by two 40ozers for 4 dollars :)

  22. joey

    joey TRIBE Member

    ya i got it...

    i know, thats why I brought up malt liquor because of our conversations before last summer...

    member you were gonna get those and then we were gonna drink em and spin happy hardcore
  23. Sukebe Jiji

    Sukebe Jiji TRIBE Promoter


    You clever clever man

    We can do make that plan a reality if you make it down to visit me here in nyc.

    I won't be back in toronto for a while....

    I don't think train tix are *that* expensive, and of course you could crash at my place. And as an added incentive we could even walk the 10 blocks up to Harlem to buy our 40s :)

  24. joey

    joey TRIBE Member

    perhaps we could do that soon......
  25. Sukebe Jiji

    Sukebe Jiji TRIBE Promoter

    Joey: How soon?? March 9th I am dj'ing (house and trance mainly)at a big kegger in a brownstone...like 3 - 4 kegs worth of beer and 10ish handles of vodka.

    sound tempting?

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