Saturday, December 9, 2017

Adgint Day 9

Mystery day. Not sure what it was. Didn’t really like it.

But it was a pretty colour!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Adgint Day 8


Today’s gin was born of apples! Fun fact, right?

It’s another very smooth gin that I could have definitely been convinced to drink straight. Alas, it’s 1130 at night, I’m tired from life and work, and I probably should just go to bed.

So I’m mixing...

Plus a squirt of this...

No fancy fresh limes for me tonight.

And I end up with this. I swear I taste apples.

I’m getting too fond of this 

Adgint Day 7

I’m posting a day late but I still drank yesterday’s gin last evening.

Every day, the gins get easier to sip straight. I tried one sip and then another trying to decipher tastes & scents. This gin didn’t overwhelm me with alcohol, just that pleasant burn that warms me to the core. I don’t know what saffron should smell or taste like but I definitely tasted the junipet

The best thing about Saffron Gin is it’s delightful orange hue.

The colour makes me love it even more!

My mix of the day was Porter’s Tonic, grapefruit flavour, that I thought matched the sunny colour of the gin. I added a splash of club soda and, voila, the perfect cocktail.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Adgint Day 6

It’s another mystery day!

I didn’t cringe with my first or second or fifth sips. It’s pretty delicious.

And it was even better on a little ice.

I suspect it’s Grand Marnier.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Adgint Day 5

Today selection...Aviation American Gin.

So far this is the only gin I’ve been able to sip without making face. This gin is so smooth. Fresh and clean without overpowering alcohol notes. The distillers could the phrase “botanical democracy” to describe this gin.

Juniper is still there but gives equal billing to 7 other botanicals from orange peel to coriander, to create a new blend of tastes. I tasted citrus with minty hints. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Adgint Day 4

After yesterday’s vodka fail, I was more than eager to go back to gin.

Today’s selection?

I didn’t have high hopes for this gin. The website promises notes of juniper, cracked pepper & citrus. I got that. It smelled very ginlike. And it tasted very ginlike.

I broke out the special stuff for this one. Yum!

And some of this...

Plus a few slices of this...

And I got this!

Why empty? Cause it was delicious

I’m getting a little too used to these nightly cocktails.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Adgint Day 3

Today was a mystery day.

Smells a bit like cough syrup, grape maybe. First sip? Yep it tastes like it too. I’m thinking grape flavour jolly rancher vodka. Sounded good in theory.

At least it’s a pretty colour.  

Let’s add some club soda...

Maybe the mandarin flavour was a mistake. 

I tried. I really, really tried.