Saturday, 22 August 2020

All things in moderation....

You know I like Gin. The explosion in the popularity of Gin over the last couple of years has been fab for me, I’ve tried hundreds. Including all the ‘Gin and’ flavours. You know, with extract of moon dust, gold flakes, mermaid scales, even rhubarb for goodness’ sake. Well, just like the coffee revolution, I’ve diligently worked my way through them and the result is that I like Gin. Just plain old Gin and Tonic the best. I’m not choosy about the tonic either, but recognise that certain brands do more for certain Gins than others.
This is my favourite, probably of all time. I photographed it this morning for scrapbook purposes, for this bottle was a gift. I then thought you gentle reader, would like to read about more of my hubris.
This bottle is empty, finished last night. It was a Christmas gift (..fab, huh). I want to point out here that Mr Dunnit is the butler and therefore drinks maker. He drinks gin cocktails, but uses an unbranded gin because he rather prefers the vermouth to taste. So we aren’t sharing a bottle, is what I’m saying. There was a point during lockdown that I thought I might well win the prize for rotund alcoholic, so I was verbal in my smugness that this bottle has actually lasted eight months. Yes, said Mr Dunnit, that would be a triumph if you didn’t count the one and half bottles that were used before this was opened. Ah. Have decided to consign this bottle to the erm, ‘up cycling’ section of my garage. It will have a place in the creation of the new patio area. A reminder of my assumed moderation!

8 comments:

Lunch Lady Jan said...

And a very fine G&T maker he is too! That made me laugh, you thinking how abstemious you'd been until Mr D said otherwise!! I shall look forward to seeing how you upcycle the bottle and hope that one day, we might actually get to see it in person......
HUgs LLJ xxxxx

Helen said...

It's funny, i have hardly had anything during lockdown - a glass of wine now and then, but no gin.. and I had a bottle of Kew's gin at least a year ago as a gift (I had bought myself one so the gift is still in the cupboard) I look forward to seeing the upcycling too

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm not a drinker of hard liquor. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against it. I just have never found any taste I cared for. However, if you were to visit me, I'd have gin and tonic (whatever TONIC is) ready and waiting for you. And freshly ground coffee for later, too.

I look forward to seeing how you upcycle or incorporate those bottles you are saving into your new patio.

Marit said...

Despite the one and a half bottle you had before this one, I still think it is marvelous you had it from X-mas on.. that's over 7 months!! I'm not the 'strong alcohol' type, I prefer white wine in Summer (and red in winter) but I do like a liqueur (like Amaretto) with my coffee every now and then.... I just saw your comment on my woyww-post in which you asked what quote is on my atelier-wall... I painted those sentences on my wall when we moved from the 'lousy flat' to this appartment and I wrote about it in this blogpost (with translation of the text) - you probably missed that post back then... https://www.maritspaperworld.com/blog/poems-in-a-book-poem-on-the-wall-woyww-472/

Kathryn Frantz said...

Believe it or not.... I have never tasted gin! At all! No cocktails with gin either...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

To answer your question about the mural, it NOT graffiti, but a legitimate mural. I've seen graffiti and this is far too poignant and well done. And I agree on the shading of the very limited color palette.

shazsilverwolf said...

A fellow gin drinker here Julia. I like some of the fancy ones- especially the Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb & Ginger, fab with ginger ale. I love the Ophir botanical too, but often I'll go for a nice plain gin and a fancy tonic. Well done on how long it's lasted! Hugs, Shaz XxX

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Julia if you like Gin you'll love this lady: https://www.facebook.com/theginlady/
Have fun, Angela xXx