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According t Waterford, today is world gin day

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paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

I'm not sure I've had gin, but today would be the most appropriate day to drink it.

World gin day.

World tonic day is next week. smiley - winkeye


According t Waterford, today is world gin day

Post 2

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

What does WATERford even know about GIN? Sounds much like an oxymoron to me smiley - erm

But I'll drink to it anyway smiley - stiffdrinksmiley - cheers

smiley - pirate


According t Waterford, today is world gin day

Post 3

You can call me TC

Proof that cucumber day is a thing:

http://www.hendricksgin.com/world-cucumber-day

And I would recommend you start drinking gin, Paul. My mother has drunk it daily since the war and will be 100 this year with all her marbles and bodily functions intact.


According t Waterford, today is world gin day

Post 4

You can call me TC

Whoops - sorry about the non sequitur there. I could have sworn I had already posted to this thread mentioning that I saw a poster announcing World cucumber day when at the airport this week.


According t Waterford, today is world gin day

Post 5

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

In your defense it's not quite non sequitur: Gin with slices of cucumber was the newest craze here last summer. Well, maybe even before that, I may just have been slow in the uptake smiley - biggrin

smiley - pirate


According t Waterford, today is world gin day

Post 6

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

As for longevity the Queen Mum reached almost 102 years and never caught malaria thanks to daily doses of gin smiley - geek

smiley - pirate


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Post 7

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

Last summer i bought a new gin which won a lot of publicity and praise.I served it to a few friends just like one of the critics had suggested. And just like his friends mine never guessed that it was absolutely 100 percent alcohol free smiley - laughsmiley - roflsmiley - laugh

I had poured it over in a regular gin bottle and had to show them the original before they actually believed it was alcohol free and thus okay to drive a car after several cool smiley - stiffdrinksmiley - stiffdrinksmiley - biggrinsmiley - ok

I'm not going to copy the succes, though. It was quite pricey and I doubt it guarantees longevity smiley - geek

smiley - pirate


According t Waterford, today is world gin day

Post 8

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

Gin with cucumber? Sounds good.

I brought a Greek salad to a party yesterday. I sliced a whole cucumber into it, and had the gas to show for it. smiley - blush


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Post 9

Evangeline

According to my martini loving co worker, ''Every day is Gin day''. smiley - stiffdrink

A Cajun martini contains fresh jalapenos, that have been steeped a bit.


According t Waterford, today is world gin day

Post 10

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

I learned today that Marks & Spencer sell 25cl cans of Porn Star Martini cocktails for £2 each smiley - doh

It is apparently a mixture of vodka and passion fruit juice smiley - erm

smiley - pirate


According t Waterford, today is world gin day

Post 11

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

That sounds delicious. smiley - drool


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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

http://theyorkshirepress.co.uk/food-drink/15-yorkshire-gins-you-should-be-drinking/


smiley - laughCan't stand the stuff, even the smell is yuck! smiley - biggrin


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Post 13

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

http://worldginday.com/

smiley - winkeye


According t Waterford, today is world gin day

Post 14

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

So far I've heard of three different World Gin days: 8, 14 and 15 June.

Just to be on the safe side I'll drink on all those smiley - cheers

smiley - pirate


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paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

Sloe gin features plums. As luck would have it, I nurtured a Sloe Plum tree in my backyard all last Summer. It has a permanent spot in the ground now. I hope to see actual plums on it someday. smiley - ok


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Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

We usually put a handful of Sloe (or Blackthorn, Prunus Spinosa, a species of flowering plant in the rose family Rosaceae) in a bottle of Akvavit* for a few months to create a liqueur like drink. The Sloe should not be harvested before it has been exposed to nightfrost but because global warming most people just leave them in the deep freezer for some hours.
* Akvavit (or aquavit) is a distilled spirit which has been produced in Scandinavia and Northern Germany since the 15th century. It is distilled from grain and/or potatoes, and is usually flavored with a variety of herbs. Or Sloe. smiley - geek

smiley - pirate


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Post 17

You can call me TC

I love Aquavit and all its relatives (Küstennebel?)

Anyway, my non seq comment was because I was speaking/writing as though continuing from a previous comment which I hadn't realised I hadn't actually posted. Cucumber is the default garnish for Hendricks, so I hadn't pointed that out, but had

oh never mind.

smiley - cheers


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Post 18

You can call me TC

smiley - stiffdrink


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Post 19

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

It's funny strange that in all my many years of binge drinking I had never heard of people putting slices of cucumber in gin smiley - doh

Oh ... wait ... maybe it was because of my drinking? smiley - erm

smiley - pirate


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Post 20

You can call me TC

Well, I hadn't heard of Hendricks until a couple of years ago, but then, gin was never drunk much in Germany.

Now you can get local gins from any area of the country - and quite delicious they are, too. I have given several bottles of our local gin as presents. Each has its own slight tang of fruits, herbs or spices, or "botanicals" as they are called. They are much nicer than the Gordon's Dry I had been drinking for most of my life.

It also depends very much on which tonic water you mix it with - there are loads of new makes and flavours on the market nowadays.


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