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Old 10-21-2011, 12:47 PM   #11
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I'm not sure what recipe you can use for the gin, though i've had some great meals inspired by a Gin & Tonic!
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:55 PM   #12
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To me, Sapphire is a fairly fruity gin that I would consider a summer drink. I can see it as an interesting ingredient in a fruit salad marinade
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:57 PM   #13
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The good stuff.
Jim Rome constantly talks up that gin. From what I've heard, it is sacrileges to even use it in a mixed drink.
Oh--so for drinking, does one put it in the freezer like good vodka, schnapps, etc., so it is chilled and drink it straight up? Maybe my mistake was the tonic...
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:03 PM   #14
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I've tried putting gin in the freezer, and I've tried premixing martini's and freezing, and for some reason they do not seem to come out well.
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:09 PM   #15
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Agree. Gin doesn't seem to do as well straight out of the freezer as vodka.
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:12 PM   #16
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You could always give it away to a good home (where a gin lover lives).
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:14 PM   #17
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That's what I was thinking. I'm sure they would appreciate a good bottle of gin.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:36 PM   #18
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I don't do a lot of cooking with booze. You might try some marinades using gin in place of tequila in a tequila lime marinade recipe. I'm sure there are others.

This one looks good. Tequila Lime Chicken Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network
I seldomly disagree with you, but as a fan of both gin and tequila I will assure you they can't be subbed. There are lots if tequila/lime recipes out there, often with tomatoes. Gin tastes so totally different that it won't work.

Infuse the gun with cucumbers or cukes and mint and give it away as a gift.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:39 PM   #19
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To whom should I give it--no one I know drinks gin...except, I guess, this friend who is moving...I'm leaning toward a fruit-salad...not this weekend, but sometime...I just don't like gin...had one bad experience and that put me off gin for LIFE.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:40 PM   #20
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Sapphire and Rangphur (sp?) are my gins of choice. Gin isn't fruity, it's herbaceous. And sometimes vegetal (Hendricks has cucumber).

They do great in the freezer.

Infused gin can be delicious.
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