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Feb 24, 2014 04:48 PM

We Invented This Cocktail, Right?


I have never seen this at a bar, restaurant, or in a number of very large cocktail recipe books I've looked at. I believe my wife and I invented this. We call it a Gin-Gin.

-Put a piece of candied ginger at the bottom of a frozen martini glass
-Fill the glass half way up wih good quality, cold ginger ale
-Fill the rest of the glass with gin that's been shaken with ice in a shaker

Is something anyone else has tried? I think it's fantastic.

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    1. re: Gastronomos

      Really? Like this is something you've had before? Do you know what it's called?

    2. never heard of it, but it sounds fabulous! thanks for the tip :)

      1. Lots of gin and ginger ale drinks (Gin Buck, Dragonfly, etc), and here's a cocktail called a Gin-gin.

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        1. re: Jeri L

          Darn! They even call it a "Gin Gin." Unbelieveable.

          Thanks for the link.

        2. Ummm... no comment, besides no comment.

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          1. re: JMF

            They stole my invention...90 years ago!

          2. Looks like someone is going to have to wake up earlier if they want that worm!

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              1. re: EvergreenDan

                You mean cheap mixto. No real mezcal would dare have a worm. A scorpion yes... and I'll take a good mezcal, sans critter, any day.

                1. re: JMF

                  Dare me to tell you the grossest tequila / worm story you have ever heard?

                    1. re: JMF

                      Cousins bachelor party at the Marriott Marquis in NYC. My cousin isn't a big drinker, everyone knows that....well his buddies got him drinking early, fast and furious with the shots. Within the hour they polished off a bottle of tequila giving my cousin the shot with the worm which he did.

                      Within a half hour my cousin passed out in the bedroom, actually on the floor. (it was a multi-room suite). I go in pick him up and try to put him in bed when he starts with the room is spinning I'm going to be sick etc. I take him into the bathroom and try to prop him up to be sick. He can't hold his head up, etc. just a mess. So I sit on the tub and I literally hold him in place as he's getting ill. Three of his friends come in to check on him and are laughing etc. when one of the yells........"THE WORM" and pointing into the toilet there is the worm floating amid the vomit.

                      I go to flush and they scream "NOOOOOOOO and one of them get's a spoon fishes it out.......the other get's a fresh shot of tequila and places the worm into the new shot, and goes out and give it to someone else to do.

                      Someone re-drank the regurgitated worm.

                      1. re: jrvedivici

                        Your cousins buddies are just not right...

              2. re: jrvedivici

                Damn! And I was going to go national with this thing!