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Evidence that gin is indeed good for you.
January 23, 2002 10:27 AM   Subscribe

Evidence that gin is indeed good for you. If a little bit of it is good, lots of it must be great!
posted by Harry Hopkins' Hat (26 comments total)

 
A swig straight out of the bottle?

Well that proves it's the bloody quinine in the tonic water that kills.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 10:40 AM on January 23, 2002


...or the limes
posted by ColdChef at 10:45 AM on January 23, 2002


...or the glasses. The truly health conscious swig their booze straight from the bottle, natch.
posted by jonmc at 10:46 AM on January 23, 2002


"When Fortin was a little girl in Lake St. Jean, Quebec, her father would line up the 13 children and give them each a shot of gin before sending them off to bed. "
Then he probably had a few nips himself, after dealing with 13 kids.
posted by sixdifferentways at 11:14 AM on January 23, 2002


I don't know, 'The Shining' scared me off of gin for the rest of my life.
posted by saladin at 11:37 AM on January 23, 2002


Bombay Sapphire Gin.......accept no substitutes.
posted by spunkster at 12:17 PM on January 23, 2002


Bombay Sapphire Gin.......accept no substitutes.

Maybe it's my working class ethos, but Gilbey's has always been my choice. Clean, no frills, no added perfumes or crap. Plus the distinct aesthetic of the heavy, frosted glass bottle.

I lined a mantel with Gilbey's 1.75's back in my bachelor days.
posted by UncleFes at 12:25 PM on January 23, 2002


Maybe it's my working class ethos...

Fes, a working class ethos would have you drinking Seagram's pre-mixed Gin & Juice, which now comes in "Blue Beast with Ginseng" flavor(no joke) for the homeopathic alcoholic.
posted by jonmc at 12:41 PM on January 23, 2002


Drinking gin in excess makes you impotent. This is what an uncle of mine who loves his drink told me when I was eighteen or so. I have never drunk Gin since and am happy to report all cylinders fire. Not sure if it is true though, or just an old wives/uncle's tale.
posted by bittennails at 12:41 PM on January 23, 2002


Has anyone ever tried Hendrick's Gin? It sounds amazing, but I can't find it in Austin and I'd like to hear a good review of it before I order this bastard off the internet. Cucumber gin. MMMMmmmmm.

(sorry if this offends anyone's working class ethos. I drink the cheap stuff, too, but you gotta treat yourself every now and then.)
posted by ColdChef at 12:41 PM on January 23, 2002


Seagram's pre-mixed Gin & Juice

Perhaps my working class ethos is flagging :) Calling Dr. Springsteen!

Gimme a blue beast... make it a double.
posted by UncleFes at 12:47 PM on January 23, 2002


Seagram's pre-mixed Gin & Juice

Perhaps my working class ethos is flagging :) Calling Dr. Springsteen!

Gimme a blue beast... make it a double.
posted by UncleFes at 12:48 PM on January 23, 2002


Crap. Serve me right for ordering a double.
posted by UncleFes at 12:48 PM on January 23, 2002


It's amazing that this woman lived past 40, much less 101-- she's from Pittsfield, Ma., which just happens to be one big-ass Superfund site (and, *ahem*, my birthplace). It's got to be more than just the gin.
posted by cowboy_sally at 12:50 PM on January 23, 2002


Hendrick's is damn good stuff. Pick some up today!

btw, bittennails, G&Ts are my drink of choice and I've never had any trouble. Your uncle was just messing with you.
posted by me3dia at 1:29 PM on January 23, 2002


Thanks. That's just the kind of endorsement I'm looking for.
posted by ColdChef at 2:36 PM on January 23, 2002


Bombay Sapphire is the best liquid in the world. Mmm... I'm going to go make a Gin and Tonic right now.
posted by catatonic at 5:04 PM on January 23, 2002


Milk & Cheese say: Gin makes a man mean! Let's all get drunk and riot!

Heh. Anybody get that?

Here's a picture to jog your memories.
posted by spslsausse at 9:57 PM on January 23, 2002


One of my favorite Mojo Nixon songs is Gin Guzzlin' Frenzy. The song's not really one of his best, but that phrase just sends shivers down my spine...

Gin makes me sleepy. I don't know why. But I suppose that sleepy is better than raving, violent and incontinent.

Uh, not that, uh...

Damn.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:32 AM on January 24, 2002


We've got a saying at work that "Gin makes you want to do one of two things: Fight or F+ck. You don't get to choose which."

So true. So true.
posted by spslsausse at 5:56 AM on January 24, 2002


William Hogarth, of course, had a different view of gin. You can't quite read it in this rendering, but the sign above the door in the bottom left reads, "Drunk for a penny, Dead drunk for two pence, Clean straw for nothing."

Beer, though... beer was different.
posted by nickmark at 7:25 AM on January 24, 2002


spslsausse

Milk & Cheese say: Gin makes a man mean! Let's all get drunk and riot!

Heh. Anybody get that?


Yeah, I get that, and was gonna link that too before seeing your post. Milk & Cheese = very funny.
posted by bifter at 8:01 AM on January 24, 2002


Sapphire? I think not.

Tanqueray Ten is the gin of champions. A Ten martini extra dry with three big olives.... oooh. i'm salivating already.
posted by syn at 6:01 PM on January 24, 2002


I agree with syn. Sapphire is fine for mixing but, for the full flavour of gin(as in a dry martini: no olives, just a twist for me)you really have to go for the Tanqueray Ten or, my favourite, the Royal Navy standby, Plymouth Gin. Distilled in the same place, in the same copper still, for almost 300 years. A beautiful drink!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:59 PM on January 24, 2002


Ever tried a dirty martini Miguel? Recommended, particularly for the olive fan...
posted by bifter at 2:41 AM on January 25, 2002


A friend and I decided a couple of years back to set out and get hammered on gin to see what would happen. I don't remember too much except it was not as bad as I had expected.

We drank Gordons. Alot of people recently have said Bomaby is overrated.
posted by Frasermoo at 2:54 AM on January 25, 2002


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