Gin and Tonic: which are your brands, respectively?

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  1. The Phog

    The Phog Member

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    I use Schweppes diet as well, but was afraid to mention it.
     


  2. Longmorn

    Longmorn Senior member

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    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.
     


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    Sipsmith Gin + Fever Tree Tonic + lots of ice + wedge of lime = the tits
     


  4. Nil

    Nil Senior member

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    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.
     




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    Sadly, no Gin and Tonic.
     


  7. henwoqiji

    henwoqiji New Member

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

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    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.
     


  9. Kid Nickels

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    good for sure.... I enjoy Fentiman's. Decent tonic on the cheap is Whole Foods house brand.
     


  10. bwp

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    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.
     


  11. The Phog

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    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.
     


  12. Farhad19620

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    For me, Hendricks with a slice of cucumber Fentiman's or Fever Tree tonic.
     


  13. The Phog

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    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.
     


  14. Forensick

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    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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