"Gin. Specifically, the alcohol beverage of Gin was called mother's ruin because in the mid eighteenth century the effects of gin on the family and economy were disastrous. Considered the poor man's drink due to its affordability, gin drinking had started out as medicine but due to its easy availability, men became impotent while women became sterile causing the London birth rate to decline drastically."
Gin is now very very fashionable and after watching a program called "tried and tested" Bombay Sapphire came out on top with Gordons. I was amazed to see how many different gins were available in the pub when I went to visit my son
Now, I'm no drinker but we had company for dinner on Friday night so bought a bottle of Bombay and Fever tree tonic (because unlike the other tonics, it didn't have artificial sweetener in it). With some ice and lime, it was really lovely.
Does anyone else like a G and T and which brand do you like?
Today we went to a chilli festival and amongst the stalls selling produce was a vendor selling unusually flavoured gin ... we bought a bottle of Rhubarb Gin and one Lemon Gin - absolutely delicious. Hoping there'll be a good harvest of sloes this year so we can make some sloe gin.
Bombay Sapphire is one of my favourites and Fever tree is definitely the best tonic I've had.
I like my G&T weak (cos I'm a lightweight) but I find it a refreshing alcoholic beverage and am partial to the odd glass ;-)
I'm not much of a drinker but when I do I prefer vodka. I've never liked gin but the weirdest thing is that I craved it when I was pregnant with OS amongst other things. After I stopped feeding him it was the first drink I had and I really enjoyed it. I drank it for a bit but after a few months the craving wore off and I was back to disliking it again. I also craved salad and I would make massive bowls of it and eat it just with lemon juice.
what a thing to crave. Maybe we could do a thread about that.
Post by Lancashire Lass on Sept 6, 2017 16:40:59 GMT
Wow Bellatrix! Just before I logged on to the forum I was searching Google for Manchester Gin!
We had bought a bottle which we took to London as my son and his wife have been over from DC. My son went to university in Manchester and loves a G&T. His wife asked me if I could buy another bottle so she could take one back as a present for him as liked it so much, hence why I was trying to find some!
I have never been found of G & T myself but there are so many to try now and with Fever Tree tonic taste very different! The Manchester Gin I bought was raspberry infused!
Looks like we're on trend with the G and T then Rhubarb one sounds very nice Jax. Have never made any myself from sloes but very popular thing to do. Wonder why sloes? I always loved the sound of Jazzy's hedgerow liqueurs and it must be that time of year
I used to like a bloody mary in my youth Magggzz, with a touch of lea and perrins. I craved acidic things when I was pregnant with my son, maybe it's a boy thing!
I actually like the sound of your moms salad AnnaD, all my fav's in one bowl
Haven't seen a Manchester gin on sale LL but will look out for it. Yes, Fevertree has made a big difference to gin, they have many varieties, premium indian, elderflower etc.
It's hard to find drinks/mixers etc that haven't got artificial sweeteners so was tickled pink when I found that one.
I've noticed the beautiful bottles that have come in fashion with spirits.
There seems to be a big thing about gin right now, a pub near us had a gin festival which was very popular.
I am not a drinker either, but OH likes a gin and tonic, I haven't heard of Fever Tree tonic, I am going to look out for it.
I use Gordons and Greenall's for our hedgerow liqueurs, in fact I recently made two jars of damson gin and one of damson vodka, hopefully ready by Christmas, looking a very pretty shade of pink at the moment, I didn't make any sloe gin last year as the crop was very poor, but this year there are plenty of sloes in the hedges.
By the way rhubarb gin is a very easy liqueur to make yourself, bit late in the rhubarb season now, but I can give a recipe if any of you are interested.
B, I've always been like it. I started with an itchy face, then I would go red and blotchy over my shoulders and the chest. This was always followed with insomnia and restless legs. When my lips started to tingle and my heart began pounding, it frightened me so I thought enough. I mentioned it to the nurse at the docs and she told me to take antihistamine! I do have the occasional drink, but it's nearly all mixer. It's really not worth it.