Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Gin & Tonic

MrsM read in the paper that Smart People
drink their Gin & Tonic with lime.

MrsM is VERY influenced by information like that.

MrM is drinking his Gin & Tonic with lime now.

Nothing so vulgar as lemon in ChezMagpie.

No Sirreee...

28 comments:

MrM said...

Mr M is currently walking back along the country road having fallen asleep (just) at the train stop on the way home from a rather good dinner in London and was refreshed beyonf measure to read this post

blackbird said...

Perfect g & t's are mixed by K's mother, for a beach exhausted bb, with a hefty dose of gin and a perfectly squozed lime.

It is often my mantra, climbing the 86 steps up from the beach, laden with towels and chairs...ginandtonic
ginandtonic ginandtonic.

twolimeleaves said...

Y'know, I'm 43 and I've never tasted G & T.
But I'd happily suck on the lime :)

Lina said...

Mr M is absolutely right. I learnt this a few years ago and would NEVER go back to lemon in my favourite tipple. Especially pleasurable if one rubs the lime onto the rim of the glass too. Ooh, I think I've worked up a thirst...

Melody said...

Oh gee how I would love one of those RIGHT NOW!!!

bluemountainsmary said...

I used to drink a lot of gin and tonic back in the day.

And these days never do.

After this post I think I will be asking J to bring some back duty free.

peppermintpatcher said...

Many years ago my son asked his dad why he was putting zucchini into his drink. Now THAT'S what the smart people do...

Gina said...

How else would one drink it...?
Lime every time!

MrM said...

the other important tip is to put everything into the fridge - glass, tonic, gin. Makes a real difference

Dragonfly said...

I wish I liked gin and tonic. I love the smell of gin, but it gives me the terrible shakes! Bad enough to put me off drinking it...

Ali said...

I reading this at 8.15 in the morning and craving one. Is this a bad sign?

Can Bass 1 said...

How very civilised. And so early in the morning, too. I just try it on my cornflakes!

pebbledash said...

Definitely lime....I suppose it's a bit early to go and pour one now...

Lucy :: Attic24 said...

I am the same as Ali, reading this 9.40am and desperately craving a G&T to follow my coffee.
Confess to never having tried the lime, but being hugely tempted to go RIGHT NOW and buy G+T+L for later.

driftwood said...

I suppose it would be too vulgar to suggest trying it with both...

BreadBox said...

Lime is de rigeur over here -- personally, when I prepare my own G&T of an evening I am more of a purist. Ice. Gin. Tonic. That's it.

N.

Sarah S. said...

I have never heard of lemon in gin and tonic. I like lime. Now I want one for myself. Looking at your pictures I can almost taste it. I generally do not drink them. If I do I have to be picked up off the floor.I am a bit of a light weight. ;)

gms said...

Naval recipe for G & T
a few drops of angostura bitters and you don't even need the tonic never mind the fruit/veg.
There are other gins than the one promoted on this blog of course !

Liz said...

Oh, G&T, my favourite tipple. And, yes, with lime. First time I ordered one in a Spanish bar I didn't realise I had to tell the barman when to stop pouring the gin. Not a lot of tonic in that one!

dottycookie said...

You'd hate the G&T I make. Usually I am too tired to even put ice, let alone any form of citrus. But I do leep the tonic in the fridge so that sort of helps. Oh, who amd I trying to fool? It's shameful, utterly shameful. I feel so unworthy ;-)

carrie said...

Well, I drink my gin and tonic without the gin . . . and the addition of vodka! So there! :)

anne bebbington said...

I'll take the lime - just leave out the gin. Can never get past the smell yeauccchhhhhhh!!!!!!!

Lucy said...

Limes in gandt are definitely the way to go. When I'm feeling really swish I even splash out on Bombay Sapphire. Delicious.

readersguide said...

Mr. M is right -- lime it is. the perfect drink for summer. Ahh.

MrM said...

Major M calling ground control - please can you put everything in the fridge for this evening. Thank you.

Aircon on the blink in the office and my mind has wandered.

Anonymous said...

Lime is so much nicer than lemon, more subtle, but I prefer vodka to gin. I could just do with one now but it's 10.40pm so a little late for a drink (almost time for bed). For information limes are 4p, .... yes 4p in Lidl this week!
Viv

Monica said...

"ice and a slice" ? it completeley buffled me on my first day in England.

Fairlie said...

Mr & Mrs M are Smart People.