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Mamadothehump Wed 25-Oct-17 07:50:07

Ok, so totally posting here for traffic!
It’s my gin loving Mum’s birthday and I want to make us her a pre dinner cocktail. Had a quick google but nothing particularly stands out. Ideally I’d like to be able to get the ingredients from the supermarket. TIA

Redtartanshoes Wed 25-Oct-17 07:52:57

Gin. Fevertree tonic. Ice. Lime (rub rim of glass, squeeze a bit into glass and garnish)

grin sorry

I adore gin but hate anything they messes with the flavour.

Gin fizz maybe though?

SilverSpot Wed 25-Oct-17 08:09:33

Gin fizz is the best

Ginmakesitallok Wed 25-Oct-17 08:10:39


CantChoose Wed 25-Oct-17 08:16:05

My favourite is a Bramble.

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 25-Oct-17 08:17:53

French 75

FenellaMaxwellsPony Wed 25-Oct-17 08:21:05

French 75 here too!

PolkaDottyRose Wed 25-Oct-17 08:21:37

I recently had an " aviation " cocktail - gin, creme de violette liquer, lemon juice, with a fresh violet floating on top..stunningly delicious...or I once had a " caramel sutra " - cask aged gin, condensed milk and salted caramel syrup..that was amazing too.

WizardOfToss Wed 25-Oct-17 08:22:16

White Lady

PolkaDottyRose Wed 25-Oct-17 08:24:53

" Bees knees " is good too..fresh orange and lemon juice, honey and gin. Visitors loved them one New Year.

QueenofLouisiana Wed 25-Oct-17 08:24:55

Pink gin and prosecco, add a little lemonade and lots of fresh berries. Remember it is alcoholic, it doesn’t taste it (experience speaking here).

Frouby Wed 25-Oct-17 08:26:42

I has sloe gin and bitter lemon the other night. Was gorgeous but didn't taste particularly alcholic.

Was pissed as a fart after 3.

KatnissK Wed 25-Oct-17 08:41:20

Gin, prosecco, elderflower cordial

Liverbird77 Wed 25-Oct-17 09:04:33

It depends in whether or not she enjoys sweet drinks. If she dies, I would agree Bramble or French 75. If not, my fave is a dry Martini (gin) with an olive or two.

Mamadothehump Wed 25-Oct-17 09:27:22

Thanks all, think I will go with gin fizz gin

QueenRefusenik Wed 25-Oct-17 09:29:00

Applejack: decent cider mixed with cloudy lemonade, good slug of gin. Possibly an acquired taste ...

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Wed 25-Oct-17 09:30:14

I like a Tom Collins but if you have rhubarb gin, there's one I picked up at the Gin Festival:

Shot of rhubarb gin
1/2 shot advocaat
Squeeze of fresh lime
Apple juice

Shake together and strain over ice - tastes like rhubarb and custard sweets.

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