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Old 10-21-2011, 06:36 AM   #1
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ISO what to do with gin...

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?
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:47 AM   #2
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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
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:34 AM   #3
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I don't do a lot of cooking with booze either--too expensive here. And I definitely would never buy gin...long story about gin and tonics when I was in university, won't ever let gin cross my lips again.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:53 AM   #4
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I find that the best use of gin is as a marinade for olives.
It's interesting that a quick Google turns up no recipes using gin other than cocktails.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:54 AM   #5
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Try deglazing the pan with it, after you make a steak or chop. Turn the heat off before you pour it in--unless you want flambe. I would use an ounce or so, stir it to loosen the fond, throw a pat of butter in and pour over the steak.

I love gin. If I wasn't worried that people would think I was an alchoholic, I would dab it behind my ears for cologne, it smells so good.
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Google 'gin in marinades' -- lots of recipes.
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I love baking and cooking with booze! How about an apple cake with gin icing (rif off an apple martini)?
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:19 PM   #8
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One site suggests gin as a substitute for rice wine. That might make for some interesting dishes. I will have to try that.

One caveat with gin. There are lots of gins, and all have distinctive flavors. Gin is essentially flavored alcohol. Flavors range from crisp and spicy through summery and to cucumber. I would taste the bottle and go from there.
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:34 PM   #9
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It is Bombay Sapphire.
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It is Bombay Sapphire.
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.
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