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    Jeanette is offline
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    Gin recommendation

    Hello everyone. Could somebody kindly recommend a gin for cocktails on the island - specifically something that would work well for both negronis and G&Ts? Here's the list from the recent wine catalog that was posted. Merci.

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    Re: Gin recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanette View Post
    Hello everyone. Could somebody kindly recommend a gin for cocktails on the island - specifically something that would work well for both negronis and G&Ts? Here's the list from the recent wine catalog that was posted. Merci.

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    Our favorite gin is Monkey 47, closely followed by Hendrick’s. Enjoy!

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    phil62 is offline
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    Re: Gin recommendation

    I'm a Bombay Sapphire guy.

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    GMP62 is offline
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    Re: Gin recommendation

    Hendricks or Bombay Sapphire would be my top 2.

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    Thanks, everyone.
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    cassidain is offline
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    Re: Gin recommendation

    Tanqueray good, solid traditional juniper berry scented gin. Bombay Sapphire tastes like mould to some people. Like me. Hendricks good modern-style gin. I'm sure others solid too.
    Fever Tree has a nice chart on line matching gin style and citrus selection to their various tonics.
    https://pairingguide.fever-tree.com/en-gb/
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    Re: Gin recommendation

    Friends of ours here love the Monkey!

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    marybeth is offline
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    I’m a Hendricks girl...

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    Re: Gin recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanette View Post
    Hello everyone. Could somebody kindly recommend a gin for cocktails on the island - specifically something that would work well for both negronis and G&Ts? Here's the list from the recent wine catalog that was posted. Merci.

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    My clients on Nantucket normally ask for Hendrick's but Monkey was starting to get some play a few years ago. Not sure if it is still trendy.
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    Pink Gin
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    Pink Gin VI, a fan-favorite, will be back for the 2020 Bucket.


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    I’m a Hendricks girl...
    Hendricks with the Warlocks... a bit about Jon, who had some influence on Truckin'...

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    Izzy, you never let us down. I've been yards away from that beauty.
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    Re: Gin recommendation

    Why would anyone drink gin when vodka is available? (Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.”)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanette View Post
    Izzy, you never let us down. I've been yards away from that beauty.
    The owner is an owner of Baltic Yachts, which has developed a major presence in the Bucket, so the boat will probably be back if you return for the 2021 Bucket... unless he moves on to his next project..

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    Jeanette is offline
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    Thanks, everyone, for your recommendations. I hope I have the opportunity to make everyone a cocktail one day.

    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    Why would anyone drink gin when vodka is available? (Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.”)
    Why gin? Because I may need to make a negroni and a G&T for mutual friends.
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    Re: Gin recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanette View Post
    Thanks, everyone, for your recommendation



    Why gin? Because I may need to make a negroni and a G&T for mutual friends.
    Convert them!

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    Jeanette is offline
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    Haha! They are strong men. I may need a little help with the conversion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanette View Post
    Haha! They are strong men. I may need a little help with the conversion.
    I”m there to support the conversion therapy!

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    Izzy is offline
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    Re: Gin recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    Why would anyone drink gin when vodka is available? (Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.”)
    "Ether is a liquor on which a man could get drunk with a clean conscience."

    Ether was widely used as substitute for alcohol in the Ireland of Shaw's first 30 or so years... a response to a popular abstinence movement begun by a Catholic priest...

    The first use of ether for surgical anesthesia during the 1840's is linked to "ether frolics' by students at the University of Pennsylvania during the 1830's...

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    Re: Gin recommendation

    I like my Gin to taste like Gin. Tanqueray.

    If I want something more floral, which I do on occasion, then it is Empress 1908 from Victoria, BC. Empress is not available on SBH.

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    Re: Gin recommendation

    Another gin from Canada I see growing in popularity is Ungava.
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    Re: Gin recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    I like my Gin to taste like Gin. Tanqueray.

    If I want something more floral, which I do on occasion, then it is Empress 1908 from Victoria, BC. Empress is not available on SBH.
    Tangueray for a gin and tonic with lime. Sometimes I will spend the extra for a more expensive tonic water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    I like my Gin to taste like Gin. Tanqueray.
    I’m with you, brother.

    Though, it’s ti’ punch pour moi ŕ Saint-Barth.

    Pastis or Américano or Negroni ŕ Cassis.

    And so on ...
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    Re: Gin recommendation

    The gin conversation has been a funny one to follow, the smell, notice I didn't say aroma, reminds me of a cheap perfume. Tho last week having lunch at a fine dining restaurant in our town that serves dinner only except for Friday when open for lunch. Arriving at 11:15 am all the time slots taken, who knew in our little southern town that we'd need a reservation that early so we sat at the bar which was fine. Asking the couple next to me what was in their tiny coupe style glasses...the 25 cent martinis a Friday lunch only thing. So I decided to try one, never again, reminded me of that cheap perfume. And the women sitting next to my husband with their mini martinis are there every Friday. A Bluffton thing.

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    Hawke is offline
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    25 cent martinis must pack them in.

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    For 25 cent martinis, you get the gin that you paid for.

    In the “old days” in SC, you got the gin that you paid for too, in the last of the mini bottle (nips for me and Hawke) states.

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    Funny that you mention nips. One of my pet peeves. Sometimes I will walk our dog down to the library. Dog friendly . Has a sidewalk and fairly busy. Many nip bottles along the side. I called a friend and asked why people would buy nips instead of half pints or pints. It was obvious as soon as he told me. Easy to toss out the window after drinking and if you get pulled over there are no containers in the car. Wonder if outside the Boston area nips are called something else.

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    Re: Gin recommendation

    Airplane booze.
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    Hawke is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    Airplane booze.
    Again funny. As you and I are probably near the same age; I was hoping someone would give me another name for nips. Just wondering if nips are Northeast jargon or universal?

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    I dine regularly at a restaurant on the 2nd floor of a building. There is a walkway and a liquor store on the first floor, adjacent to the elevator. I often see empty nips there. The derogatory term in MA for empty nips is “Kitty Litter”, a cheap shot at a former Governor’s wife, who is in recovery from her dependency. In other states, nips are known as either minis or airplane bottles.

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    Re: Gin recommendation

    Growing up in a family with alcholic parents I know the damage it does. My younger brother died at an early age in an apartment in Brockton MA, no one reported it until the smell got so bad.

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