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Old 10-22-2011, 12:11 AM   #31
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Live and learn. Thanks for the correction. I guess I figured since they were both clear...
Tequila is also "salty" tasting. I use it all the time in summer cooking. Gin just goes down the gullet.
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:20 AM   #32
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I agree with others who are saying "give it another try" Bombay Sapphire is a really good gin. Do you like grapefruit juice? Gin and grapefruit juice in a glass rimmed with salt is a Salty Dog. Admittedly, more of a summer drink, but good none the less.
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:30 AM   #33
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Next time you make cocktail sauce, spike it with the Gin. It wakes it up like you wouldn't believe. Same with decent Whiskey. . .make for the BEST cocktail sauce.
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:34 AM   #34
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Although I know you hate it, taste it. The lime and gin will alter the flavor. You might be better off with vinegar instead of lime.
I can't get to the taste stage of gin--just the smell of it makes me gag...but I have a very sensitve sense of smell. If I didn't know better, I'd say my liver is out-of-whack. Beer-breath (on the DH after one beer) also makes me gag...I really don't handle the smell of alcohol well. I got a bottle of Apperitif <sp> as well. What to do with that...FWIW, until vodka goes in the freezer and the bottle is "glazed" with ice, vodka smells as well. It is not odorless or tasteless, IMO.
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:37 AM   #35
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I can't get to the taste stage of gin--just the smell of it makes me gag...but I have a very sensitve sense of smell. If I didn't know better, I'd say my liver is out-of-whack. Beer-breath (on the DH after one beer) also makes me gag...I really don't handle the smell of alcohol well. I got a bottle of Apperitif <sp> as well. What to do with that...
What kind of aperitif? Some of them make for wonderful night-caps.
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:43 AM   #36
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gin is juniper flavoured. well, more sort of an extract or tincture; i forget which process is which.



it might be substituted or added in recipes that contain juniper.

look up scandinavian fish or game recipes, i'd think.
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I so don't drink gin...however, a friend who is moving emptied her liquor cabinet and gave me all the bottles, including a partial bottle of gin. I so don't drink gin, nor do I know anyone who drinks gin...I am thinking I could use this in a marinade for something (maybe add juniper berries)...but what? Inspiration?
Venison marinade.
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:44 AM   #38
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Well--since the gin isn't going anywhere soon, I could wait until February to use it. I plan on bringing some of the venison back that's in my parents' freezer (unless we let the neighbour hunt and he agrees to sharing the first deer with us and doesn't think that means a package of sausage). I use juniper berries in a sauerkraut-pork recipe I make that I got from my roommate at university. She was from Rouen, France...Thanks everyone! I think I'll FB message my friends in Sweden and ask if they have any recipes re: fish and gin...
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Swedish recipe for fish and gin?

Hold nose. Drink 3 shots of gin. Eat lutefisk.
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Best I can recall, Bombay gin is flavored with such a variety of herbs that the juniper berry flavor / aroma is highly masked. The US produced Gordon's has a fairly distinctive juniper berry flavor as does the British produced Boodles. While it's certainly a matter of taste, I was quite disappointed with the British produced Gordon's I purchased a few decades ago vs. the US produced version.
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