Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Squid Mixes: Gin and Sprite

When out of tonic, one must resort to other options.  We do have some Sprite sitting around.

Lemon-lime soda serves perfectly well.  It covers the gin taste nicely.  Perhaps it is too sweet.  The bitter lemon from a couple months ago had more dimension - more natural flavor, maybe?  Tonic is still the go-to for me.  It's readily available at any grocery store and it's certainly cheap.  But Sprite made for a nice change of pace.

Perhaps a Sprite/7-Up blind taste test sometime?  That could be interesting.  I had a friend growing up who swore he could taste the "lymon" in Sprite and thus preferred it.  Ah, the power of marketing...  Or is that the power of lab-produced flavoring?


  1. Gotta have something in that gin :)... A good way to improvise.

  2. Red label, blue label, vodka is vodka right?

    1. I can't say I really know in the case of vodka. I haven't experimented much with that one yet.