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post #16 of 34
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peepwall[1].gif Schweppes Diet Tonic & Hendricks. Add a lime and a cucumber.

I use Schweppes diet as well, but was afraid to mention it.
post #17 of 34
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I use Schweppes diet as well, but was afraid to mention it.

 

No shame if you prefer Schweppes, but it's worth your while to at least try Fever Tree. They make a 'naturally light' version too, if you're specifically looking for a diet version.

post #18 of 34
Sipsmith Gin + Fever Tree Tonic + lots of ice + wedge of lime = the tits
post #19 of 34
Hendricks and Martin Miller Westbourne Strength for mid-range gin, Beefeater for cheap.

Fever Tree does make a great tonic, but I revert to Schweppes Diet when I have people over also.
post #20 of 34
Give these guys a shot if you see them on the shelf.



Big Gin is pretty decent too.
post #21 of 34
My fav. midday summer drink
post #22 of 34
Sadly, no Gin and Tonic.
post #23 of 34

good,Fentimans tonic is also very good. Just a bit below Fever Tree and way above Q.

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post #24 of 34

Finally got to try Q tonic. Saw it in the store and gave it a try, and it was definitely worth it. Still haven't seen Fever Tree or Fentimans anywhere, but will definitely be sticking with Q until I can.

post #25 of 34
good for sure.... I enjoy Fentiman's. Decent tonic on the cheap is Whole Foods house brand.
post #26 of 34
I prefer Fever Tree's light Indian tonic, add lime, lemon zest and a few dried juniper berries. There are a ton a great gins out there now but I almost always end up with the old standby, Tanqueray.
post #27 of 34

Fentiman's was definitely a step up from Q. Made for the best gin and tonic I've ever had. Glad to finally have found it in stores.

post #28 of 34
For me, Hendricks with a slice of cucumber Fentiman's or Fever Tree tonic.
post #29 of 34
After hearing so much about Hendricks, I found it to be a bit of a letdown. I enjoyed it, but not as much as Bombay Sapphire or Tanqueray Rangpur.
post #30 of 34

It is all relative, both to drink and location.
for G&T, i usually go Millers, but use westwinds tonic syrup mixed with soda water (for a stronger quinine that schweppes, but not as sweet)
drinking straight i always go melbourne gin co, on ice with a lime wedge.
martin depends. millers if going for a citrus twist. half tanq half tanq10 if going to a classic martini. and i go for westwinds sabre if going dirty
and tanq or melbourne gin co for negroni (depending on vermouth)

never bombay, far too spicy

and hendricks isn't my thing unless doing very specific cocktails

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