G&T anyone?

Old Mar 4th 2013, 3:49 am
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I had some Hendricks at a party recently, with cucumber, very nice. Bet it's expensive though. Think I'll stick to my €8/litre Rives at home - but at least I don't have to buy lemons.

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We also enjoy Larios nowt wrong with it
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Rich people drink what they like they don't care about what people think My friends father had 2 shoe factories in Elche, employed 80 people. When I went to stay I took him a bottle of St. Remy. he was less than impressed, preferring to stick with the Terry rough stuff!


Actually, in the UK and the USA Vodka is the drink in the best of places. I rarely drink spirits anyway, wine is my usual drink, red and preferably French or Australian (sorry)
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Funny - we too prefer Terry or 103 to expensive French Cognac - just a matter of acquired taste I suppose. Spanish brandy is not as strong in alcohol as French - seems to have a smoother taste.

Watch out with Gin strengths, there can be considerable differences. For instance; Gordons is 37.5%, Beefeater 40% and Bombay Sapphire a whacking 47% - 25% stronger than Gordons.
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Larios 40%
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I'm on the Terry's.
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Eggshcuse me folks ish thish the right fred for Alcofrolics Anonymous ?
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Originally Posted by jackytoo
Rich people drink what they like they don't care about what people think My friends father had 2 shoe factories in Elche, employed 80 people. When I went to stay I took him a bottle of St. Remy. he was less than impressed, preferring to stick with the Terry rough stuff!


Actually, in the UK and the USA Vodka is the drink in the best of places. I rarely drink spirits anyway, wine is my usual drink, red and preferably French or Australian (sorry)
that must have been in your early days in Spain Jacky - the Spanish don't seem to have much to do with the French and their cognac, as we found out when we first came out here and all we could find was unknown Spanish stuff for the BH to drink.
but bars, even the smallest, have no problem in filling their shelves with Scots Whisky almost like a badge of honour

as to wine, my usual favourites are Spanish Rioja, Italian Chianti and some French. But as to Australian, its too new and like Californian available like fleas on a stray dog.
however, I have been getting a Spanish white semi-dulce which seems to go down quite well when cooking of an evening, and only €2.55 from Dia But I have tried some of the €15 + bottles from up the road and they taste no different to the cheap stuff.

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There are some very good Australian wines now and New Zealand whites are second to none! Brother went to Argentina a few months ago and was impressed with the reds. He passed on a case to me, called Malbec..try it if it's sold in Spain. My favourite spanish wines are Ribera del duero...Rioja wines are not what they were, cashing in on the label and selling plonk!
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Originally Posted by bobd22
We also enjoy Larios nowt wrong with it
I'll second that!

I always drink Larios, though I don't have a clue how much a bottle costs... or anything else for that matter!
I'm one of those expat pensioners who don't need to ask the price of anything, if I want it I buy it....I'm enjoying spending the kids inheritance.
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Mercadona are now selling Steinburg larger 30 cl 4.7% at 23c a can.

It is now cheaper than pasteurized semidesnatada milk.

I had to go teetotal six months ago.

How can this country be so cruel ?
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Originally Posted by notacontrathinker
Mercadona are now selling Steinburg larger 30 cl 4.7% at 23c a can.

It is now cheaper than pasteurized semidesnatada milk.

I had to go teetotal six months ago.

How can this country be so cruel ?
That's tragic! They do sell 0% alcohol beer-like stuff but that's as pointless as decaffeinated coffee.

PS it has also been pointed out that wine is now cheaper than petrol.
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Originally Posted by cricketman
Larios, seriously? There are plenty of well priced quality gins in Spanish supermarkets to avoid that. Bombay, Seagrams, Tanqueray

You'll be telling me you can't enough of Whiskey Dick next

The whole point about spirit measures in Spain is you are meant to tell the waiter when to stop!

Vodka only has one use, to get blind drunk, you may as well drink nail polish remover
I keep my spirits that are meant to be cold (i.e not brandy) in the freezer - where you find our favourite vodka Absolut citron - delicious. Never without a bottle there. Just bought another this week, co-incidentally, from Italy where we were visiting and have some great prices!

I am crazy about Margaritas (my favourite cocktail) and make up a big batch - and put that in the freezer too in a 1.5/2l ex water bottle. They have quite a reputation (as some BE members well know!! ) - so its OK to freeze - and dole out in 'moderation'. It stays liquid... and of course beautifully fresh. I am not a fan of frozen Margs - I like it on the rocks - but from the freezer there are tiny shards of ice that give it a really nice 'new' texture. The rest of my recipe is a house secret Nice to have a supply available at any time, as it is a (small) bit of a hassle making one up to order each time...

The Polish sometimes drink their vodka with a turn of pepper from a mill.... interesting.

Unusually (some may say) our gin is in the freezer as well.

Lemons are so cheap in Spain - we use fresh, but actually we also slice up lemons and keep them in the freezer as back up if we run out of lemon... which happens annoyingly too much.... that way you get the coldest freshest G+T...

Larios is fine too.... and as well as fine brandies/cognacs (and expensive!) - we enjoy the local brandies. Taste and experience go together - so when we aren't in Spain and drink a Spanish brandy - it takes us there... when we are there it is a nice digo.... to top up memories of Spain

Re wines IMHO Spanish wines are some of the best..... but Portugal for me has the edge. Ive never had a bad Portuguese wine. Maybe not brilliant but always quallfable. I can nearly say that for Spanish and can truly say that for French wines! The most famous.....

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