Eric’s Gin

Today marks the one year anniversary of my first blog post.
Yep, it has been a whole year since I wrote My Food Baby Is Born.
When I started a year ago, I thought it would be a great way for me to organize my stories and recipes and a simple solution to the constant requests from my children to make a cookbook for them.  Who wouda thunk people would actually want to read it?  And I’m talking about people outside of my mom and children and a few bored friends.  I am thrilled to announce that I have followers, actual readers who like what I do.
This deserves a toast!

gin

Eric’s Gin is technically a Gin & Tonic.
But anyone who has been served Eric’s Gin & Tonic, and there are lots of you out there who request them on a regular basis, knows that the secret is in the Gin.
Lots of it.
I dare you to have more than one.

“I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast.” -W.C. Fields

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Eric’s Gin
(Serves one.)

Fill one 16-20 oz glass with ice.  Yes, fill it almost all the way to the top.
Add Bombay Sapphire Gin to fill the glass almost 3/4 full. (Remember, there is a LOT of ice in there!)
Splash Fever-Tree Premium Indian Tonic Water on the top and mix well with the ice.
Slice 1/2 a lime into thin slices and push 4 or 5 slices down the sides of the glass so you can see them.

Squeeze the juice from the little piece of the end of the lime into the glass.
Give it another stir and serve.

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21 comments

  1. virginia dahlenburg · · Reply

    I love your posts. but it’s 10.24 in the morning and now i really want a gin and tonic. hmmmmmm…… Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:50:53 +0000 To: ainigriv7171@hotmail.com

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    1. Didn’t you read the quote Virginia? Nothing stronger than gin before breakfast.

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  2. Tom Lewis · · Reply

    I want one, but it would be much better if Eric made it for me.

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    1. Come on over Tom!

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  3. Susan Adler Sobol · · Reply

    Congratulations, Cynthia! Michael and I will toast your anniversary with a gin and tonic!

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    1. Thanks Susan! You won’t regret it if you make it the Eric way.

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  4. Nancy Spivey · · Reply

    I want to try this. It really sounds inviting!

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    1. I can’t believe you haven’t had Eric’s Gin Nancy!

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  5. Steven Creber · · Reply

    I always thought of Eric as more of the Campari and soda type…

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    1. No Steven….Eric goes straight to the hard stuff! But only gin.

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  6. Lois Mitchell · · Reply

    Cheers to a successful first year Cynthia!

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    1. Thanks Lois!

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  7. You had me at Gin! Congrats Cynthia!

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    1. Thanks Val! Us gin girls have to stick together 🙂

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  8. Maureen Cappon-Javey · · Reply

    Hey Cynthia,

    Shahram just whipped up a couple of Eric’s g+ts and we are relaxing on the deck and enjoying the evening here in the LG! Cheers! I really enjoy your blog. You have an easy, natural flair and you have a knack for keeping things simple. Wonderful writing style. Great photos, too! Good luck. Keep the smiling waters flowing.

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    1. Thanks Maureen! Cheers to you too and hope we can cheer together sometime in the near future 🙂

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  9. Congrats on your first year – a big milestone for sure!! I can’t wait to try your recipe – sounds so refreshing!!

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    1. Thanks for reading and hope you love the gin!

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  10. Steven Creber · · Reply

    Eric might be interested to Google Four Pillars Gin. I know the guys involved in this well, and the distillery just a short walk from where we live. Which is handy, because I’ve been known to help them with their production development, aka, constructive tasting, aka drinking gin…

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    1. I will pass on the Four Pillars Gin Steven. Keep up the “production development”, wink, wink.

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  11. Steven Creber · · Reply

    June 14 (that’s tomorrow here) is World Gin Day….I kid you not

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