Homemade Gin, Round 3

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Round 3 Homemade Gin!   And, yes, I am learning, albeit slowly.   This batch is significantly better than my two previous efforts!  (You can find my posts on those here:   “I made Gin!!”   and here:  “Homemade Gin, Round 2” .) This …

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Gin Review: Monkey 47

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My first Gin Review! And I think I’ve picked a excellent candidate for that honor:  Monkey 47.  I had been told to keep my eye out for this Gin and when I saw it I jumped at the opportunity to …

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Homemade Gin, Round #2

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My hopes of being the next gin magnate have crashed.  My first batch of gin was not very good, as I’ve documented in “I made Gin!!”  I had hopes that this second batch would be much better.  Not so.  But …

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I Made Gin!!

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Yes, it is Gin.  No, it really wasn’t that great.  In fact it was pretty poor, barely drinkable. But it was a lot of fun and I learned a quite a bit.   The most important thing I learned is that …

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The Perfect Gin Explained

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I often get asked “What is the best gin?” Apparently some people seem to think I should know.  I’m still researching that myself and until I try all the Gins I don’t think I can really give a valid assessment.   …

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The Perfect Martini “How To”s Collected

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Over the course of the almost two years that I’ve been writing this blog I’ve posted many random martini quotes, several reviews of restaurant and bars, made opinionated comments about stemware, and expounded on my pet peeves.  And, of course, …

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Happy World Gin Day

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It’s finally here, World Gin Day!  I hope you all celebrate with a Martini.  But if not, then a Gin & Tonic will do.  Whichever you choose, enjoy safely.

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June 11 is World Gin Day!!

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Saturday June 11 is World Gin Day this year!   That is just 10 days from now!    😉  Celebrate with a G&T or a Martini!  Or even straight! I hope to do another round of Gin Tastings, similar to last years.  …

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VJOP Gin??? Absolutely!!

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While at my favorite watering hole recently, I noticed that they had a ‘new’ Gin on the shelf:  Sipsmith VJOP.  I thought I would have a go and I’m very glad I did.  This Gin is excellent! So what does …

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Expanded List of Botanical Elements

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I received an comment from a newer reader complimenting me on my page “Botanical Elements of Gin“.  Then she asked if I knew of a resource for ingredients in specific gins.  I don’t have such a resource but it got …

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