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Old 08-06-2007, 03:19 PM   #11
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Ixnay the Ginay.

Vodka for me.
My problem with vodka in drinks is that it doesn't have enough flavor. It get bowled over by the tonic and the drink just tastes like slightly waterey tonic to me. But with gin, you can taste the mingling of the two.

I like vodka, but well-chilled and neat is the only way for me!
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Old 08-06-2007, 03:20 PM   #12
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club soda contains SALT
seltzer does not, simply carbonation
I did not know that!
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:48 PM   #13
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Allow me to go on record as proclaiming that there is nothing, absolutely nothing quite so refreshing on a hot day as a good cold gin and tonic (preferrably with Schweppes).
I'll put my own lemon-lime-orange-brandy-club soda sangria up against your nasty, bitter gin n' tonic any day
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:08 PM   #14
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I'll put my own lemon-lime-orange-brandy-club soda sangria up against your nasty, bitter gin n' tonic any day
Ah the great divide.... the sweet/fruit cocktail fans versus the bitter/strong cocktail fans. I fear the two shall never see eye-to-eye.

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Old 08-06-2007, 05:11 PM   #15
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club soda contains SALT
seltzer does not, simply carbonation
quinine is flavored with quinine and SUGAR or sweetener
QUinine mixes with clear liquors and citrus, the other two with whiskeys
Most club soda does not contain salt. Some contain sodium and other minerals but few if any add salt.

Club soda and seltzer mix very nicely with clear liquors, as well as whiskeys.
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:25 PM   #16
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I wonder what a whiskey tonic would taste like...

My guess:
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:32 PM   #17
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I wonder what a whiskey tonic would taste like...

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Yes but white rum and vodka, esp. flavored vodka (think Absolut Ruby Red) pair very nicely with soda.
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:38 PM   #18
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Yes but white rum and vodka, esp. flavored vodka (think Absolut Ruby Red) pair very nicely with soda.
I have a friend who really likes Stoli Vanilla and soda. Not my thing but I must admit it tasted pretty good.

For me, you just can beat a quality potato vodka, neat, striaght from the freezer and into a chilled glass, maybe with some pierogies.
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:16 PM   #19
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I have a friend who really likes Stoli Vanilla and soda. Not my thing but I must admit it tasted pretty good.

For me, you just can beat a quality potato vodka, neat, striaght from the freezer and into a chilled glass, maybe with some pierogies.
This reminds me of a Russian friend of mine. I met him straight away after he got here seeking permanent asylum. I brought a bottle of vodka as a gift once and he said "But why, Terry? Russians never buy vodka." I asked him where he got the vodka he always offered me and he said "I make, of course." Turned out he made all his vodka in a little plastic gardening sink out of potatoes! Even though I had already consumed a fair amount of it previously with no ill effects - I needed corrective lenses before - I viewed every drink he offered me with suspicion from then on! But he always served it with some little dumplings similar to pierogies which were heavenly. (Actually that's been about 6 years now and I think he buys his vodka now like the rest of us.)
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:33 PM   #20
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...Most club soda does not contain salt. Some contain sodium [emphasis mine]...
I believe all products labeled "club soda" contain sodium bicarbonate, hence the name "soda"... but I could be wrong...

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