Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Gin and Tonic

(Originally posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 by Tim)

Ok, I know this is a pretty lame recipe. We have made three new meals this week, but we've been real busy applying me for jobs and setting up my class web site,

We made an interesting kale, onions, raisins and olive dish tonight. I might post it at some point. It's not an amazing recipe, but I enjoyed it. Here's an oldie but goodie.

Gin and Tonic
Bombay Sapphire Gin (thanks Mom and Dad) or Tanqueray Ten Gin
Tonic water
Lime Juice
4 ice cubes

Add ice cubes to 8 ounce glass. Fill glass 1/4 high with gin. Fill glass the rest of the way with tonic water. Add a squirt of lime juice (about 1/2 tsp). Mix and enjoy.

For me, the the most important thing in a Gin and Tonic is the lime juice. I don't like to use organic limes because the quality is variable. My favorite type of lime is the plastic kind that you squeeze and the lime juice just squirts right out. I've had some very expensive Gin and Tonics in restaurants that were ruined by bad limes.

In my opinion, the quality of the gin in these is not critical. Just plain old Tanqueray makes a good G&T as long as you have decent lime juice to back it up. As for the rest, any old ice cubes or tonic water will do. I actually use the cheapest tonic water I can find in the supermarket.

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