Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Definitive Guide to Gin

Of course, some of you may disagree.

You are wrong.

Best Gin Ever: Leopold's [a small batch distillery formerly in Ann Arbor, MI. Now somewhere in Colorado. If you can find it, BUY IT! And send it to me.]

Best Gin for Martinis If Money Is Not an Object: Hendrick's

Best Gin for Martinis If Money Is Not an Object and You Want to Feel Like You Aren't Actually Drinking Gin: Plymouth London Dry

Best Gin for Martinis If Money Is an Object (and You Want to Be Just Like VUBOQ): Seagram's Extra Dry

Best Gin to Use for Martinis If There Are No Other Options (Like You are Stranded on a Deserted Island or Something): Bombay Sapphire

Best Gin for Gins and Tonic: Tanqueray

Gin That Has No Other Use Besides in a Gin and Tonic: New Amsterdam Straight Gin (but even gay people can drink it. The smart ones refuse to, though).

Gin That Everyone Else Seems to Love But VUBOQ Does Not Understand teh Love, Because Srsly It Is a Fifth Full of Nastiness: Tanqueray 10

Best Gin If You Are GayProf: Vodka.

And, there you have it. The word of VUBOQ for the people of VUBOQ. Thanks be to VUBOQ.

Now, go forth and make a martini ... like this:

1 oz dry vermouth
2.5-3 oz gin
3 olives
Tiny splash of olive juice

And, if you know what's good for you, you'll keep your gin and your martini glasses in the freezer.



  1. But what about those of us who are too wimpy for the gin and prefer the sugary Lemon Drop martinis on our lunch hours?

  2. Yum. But I'm a Vodka girl myself. :o)

  3. anne marie in philly5:51 AM

    vanilla or chocolate martinis...yum!

    all hail the mighty VUBOQ for the gin primer. now I must go forth and spread the anointed word of VUBOQ. and believe in it myself, of course...

    PS - word is "jitos"; is that a new brand of cheesy poofs?

  4. Ah -- You remembered.

  5. http://www.drinkon.com/Details/SP11115559/Detail/Spirit

    you can thank me with a bottle of limoncello :-)

    also? i've got a few tiny airplane bottles of Tanqueray if you want them. i'm a vodka girl myself, though i think i may have to try this leopold's gin...

    i should really find something to replace vodka...we won't discuss what vodka makes me do :-) tee hee

  6. Vuboq, Vuboq... where's the Gordon's on your list? G&T needs Gordon's Gin. It's something about the green glass bottle with the nice shape :-)

    Or is this yet another product that has a different name in the US? (I'm in England. We drink Gordon's here when we have the need for G&T. Though some people tell me Beafesater's Gin is good too.)

  7. I still think gin tastes like Pine Sol.