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Gin and Alcohol


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Tony Hardy

Guest
#1
Went out in Newcastle last night (so you can imagine the state I'm writing this in). We went to a place called Pleased to Meet You, a new gin bar a lot of designers/students/trendy types are raving about in the city centre.

So, they have an amazing array of alcohol. From faraway lands and from just around the corner of their place. Gin, whiskey, brandy, and lots of it.
My question is...has anyone had Gin? Does anybody know much about it? We had some "posh Gin" (at £6.50, it had best of been posh gin!) To be honest, I really didn't like it, far too dry, did nothing for me at all.

Has anyone else tried it?
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#2
lol you didn't realise gin is one of if not the 'dryest' alcohol you can have. I don't even drink alcohol and I know that much lol
 
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Tony Hardy

Guest
#3
Levi said:
lol you didn't realise gin is one of if not the 'dryest' alcohol you can have. I don't even drink alcohol and I know that much lol
It's bloody disgusting. Hated every sip. In the end, I just did the whole £6.50's worth in one go, just to get rid of it haha!
 
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Sean Lee-Amies

Guest
#4
I love experiencing new alcoholic drinks. I love making cocktails, much prefer drinking them though. I'm personally not a fan of gin though, like you I find it too dry, and, well.. horrible. I don't care if it's part of a recipe but anything less and I'm not interested!
I'm not being funny, but I made this for both mine and and my partners family a few weeks ago and it was incredible... It was really hot then, so we felt like we should at least have one pimms based drink before summer ended!
http://www.yummly.com/recipe/external/Lemon-thyme-pimm_s-cooler-338164
 

scotty

Well-Known Member
#5
I couldn't drink gin on it's own but I've become quite partial to G+T with ice and lemon when its hot on my jollies.
Hang on......that's be me next week. :clap:
 
#6
Funnily enough I had my first G&T the other night whilst out for a meal. The waitress took me off guard and I just kinda said 'Oh, I'll have a G&T'. Gotta say though it was really nice. Went to Aldi the day after and bought some - it was shite. Not the same! But guess that's Aldi brands for you! I think it has to be a good Tonic water!
 
#8
Gin's an accuired taste, I like a dash of Sloe Gin though. I wouldn't normally order one, but in a special Gin Bar, I think I could solider through a couple. Love a drop of whiskey or wine with food, but mostly I stick to ale or cider.
 
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Tony Hardy

Guest
#9
I mostly drink lager but finding I'm slightly allergic to it and it makes me flush and red...so I'm no w looking for an alternative.
 

scotty

Well-Known Member
#11
Are you around any chemicals?
I used to work with MEK and that reacts with alcohol and gives you de-greasers flush.
Drinking when dehydrated also causes it.
 

Jimlad

Well-Known Member
#16
Tony Hardy said:
I mostly drink lager but finding I'm slightly allergic to it and it makes me flush and red...so I'm no w looking for an alternative.
Get on the real ales Tony! I recommend a visit to the Bacchus for a pint of Rivet Catcher next time. And if you ever see Wainwright in a shop, get some. Gin tastes like horrible chemical wrongness to me. Quite partial to a JD & Coke though. Honey JD is really nice too. Or Jim Beam... I could happily drink that on its own!
 
#17
Aye, I'm partial to a Rivet Catcher and Bacchus is fine venue. Cumberland Ale is the one for me though. If you ever venture into Sunderland you should try The Isis.
 

Jordan

Active Member
#18
The only thing I have had Gin in is a long island ice tea, I have heard gin makes you depressed? not too sure always to pissed to know.
Jack Daniels and coke is great the only thing is it makes your RAF. Recently I have been drinking Desperados, they are really good.