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Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

My Mom was a fan of "Creamed Chipped Beef on toast" which was that salty stuff from a jar. My Dad, a WWII vet called it "S... on a shingle" much to our delight, my Mom, not so much.

Jun 24, 2012
tommymeboy in General Topics

Best "cheap" gin?

I'll bring up Gordon's again, as I do believe it make a fine G&T, but also to ask if others have seen the new label?
Similar to the old "Yellow Label style, it proclaims "the original" and "World's No. 1 International Gin" and most notably, where the old label stated "produced and bottled by the Distillers Company, Norwalk, Conn." it now says "Product of Canada". Still $8.49 at my local grocer's, despite the fact that it's now imported.

Jun 24, 2012
tommymeboy in Spirits

Any Good Garlic Powders Out There?

I'm with the Penzey's fans. In general, all their primary spices I've tried have been good, as well as their Chili powders.

Jun 24, 2012
tommymeboy in Features

Best "cheap" gin?

"Plastic holds up to the freezer better than plastic." Ahh, ginjunk, when intoxicated, a keyboard is rather difficult to hang onto! ;)

Jun 09, 2012
tommymeboy in Spirits

Best "cheap" gin?

I don't know, cheaper to mold I guess. I don't really notice a taste difference, it's (glass) more aesthetic, I guess, and probably safer. I did just buy a 1.75 of what arguably is the "best cheap Scotch", Teacher's, and it was glass!

Jun 09, 2012
tommymeboy in Spirits

Best "cheap" gin?

Update: It must be Spring, people have a taste for Gin again! With our unseasonably warm Spring here in the Midwest, I bought a bottle of Bombay Dry, which I like, and also Broker's, which is substantial for the price. Neither bottle is noticeably superior to Gordon's, however, which, at $9.00 /bottle, is definitely my best cheap gin. It's got more Juniper-forward taste, which I like. I may try Seagram's, based on comments posted in this forum.

Mar 22, 2012
tommymeboy in Spirits

Akvavit! Skol!

As Vinosnob put it, "cold and neat" is how you drink it. I keep mine in the freezer, along with the glasses. It's always drunk with food, though, often at lunch! When I learned to drink it as a youth, I was in Denmark at a relative's, she would fill me full of lunch and Snaps, and send me out on her bicycle to sightsee. Hard to sightsee when your eyes are crossed!

Aug 25, 2011
tommymeboy in Spirits

Akvavit! Skol!

I haven't had Linie yet, though I've heard it's good. There are others in the Aalborg range I'd like to try, but I guess I'll have to get to Denmark again...

Aug 24, 2011
tommymeboy in Spirits

Akvavit! Skol!

I enjoy ice-cold Akvavit, with pickled herring, or sardines, etc. (I'm of Danish heritage). Any other Akvavit fans out there? I used to buy Aalborg, but I found they change their recipe for the U. S., with added sugar, so I make my own by infusing vodka with Caraway seeds.

Aug 24, 2011
tommymeboy in Spirits

bloody mary gin vs. vodka

There's a recipe for a "Danish Mary" on the back of the U.S. bottles of Aalborg Akvavit, It seems like it'd be good, with the savory tastes of pickle, tomato, etc. I haven't tried it, anybody?

Aug 24, 2011
tommymeboy in Spirits

gin in the freezer?

I guess I agree that room temp. gin mixes well with the ice whether shaken, stirred, or on the rocks.
The spirit that should be kept in the freezer is Snaps, otherwise known as Akvavit. It should be drunk freezing and neat, in a frozen glass. Vodka is often drunk this way, too,

Jul 13, 2011
tommymeboy in Spirits

Best "cheap" gin?

I grew up on Gordon's. My Dad drank it, said there was "no reason to spend a lot on gin". He made me my first Martini on the rocks, a little extra olive juice. So I have fond memories of cooking out on the grill with a cold Martini in a Tervis Tumbler! I've tried Hendrick's, which I liked, and Beefeater, also good, but nothing seems right unless it's Gordon's.

Jul 13, 2011
tommymeboy in Spirits