Monday, July 5, 2010

I must be crazy...

I do love a refreshing gin and tonic with a wedge of lime.
The high caloric content of regular tonic does make me think...twice.

I do not enjoy scotch and there is already one Single Malt Scotch lover here in the Humble Bungalow.
Mr.HB prefers Islay scotches above any other, although I have heard him say on numerous occasions..."there's no such thing as a bad scotch"
I do not share that same sentiment when it comes to Gin...Tanqueray and Tanqueray 10 are my brands of choice...although I have had others.

I enjoy wine...mostly whites.
I love an occasional martini...

Dorothy Parker once said "I like to have a martini  2 at the very most. After 3 I'm under the table, and four I'm under the host!"

A good old fashioned G and T ticks all the boxes for me.
I found a healthier tonic, I have sipped it before...but it's been awhile, and I have not been able to find it locally until now.

Nice packaging...
I think that Janet over at The Gardener's Cottage
would appreciate the colours here.



How charming!



....doesn't that sound healthy?




Gasping a little....

Look away Frugal Scholar!
I suppose this is a bit over the top....
am I crazy to have been wooed by the Q?
 which I now firmly believe must stand for The Queen of Tonic.

10 comments:

  1. Yikes!!!
    I turned away from G&Ts too for the exact same reason :O( But if it's just an occassional one I might be tempted to spend the money on the tonic.

    These days I drink vodka and soda with lime - I feel like it is the least offensive to the waistline!

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  2. hi leslie,

    you are so funny. it would be just like me to buy something like that to match my kitchen or refrigerator.

    i really don't drink "hard" alcohol. i just don't like it. i'll sip a glass of wine and yesterday even made sangria. but for the most part alcohol and i just don't get along.

    ~janet

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  3. I don´t drink alcohol at all. I have had my share. I´m not even missing it in any form. Drinking is not even " trendy ". But I´m n o t judging anyone for having a glass or two -sometimes. Bubbling wine used to be my favorite. I´m not preaching, but my life is a lot of better now!

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  4. Dear hostess, in Edinburgh my host called at two minutes after 6 p.m.: "I think the sun is across the Jordan - let's have a G&T!" - and that was such a nice habit that I imported that to Germany, my husband likes it (though we both gave a thought to the calories, too - and there is no handpicked Quinin-T over here...but quinin sounds so healthy - helping against gnat-stitches, I think - or was it malaria??:-)
    What does your HB think about Glenlivet and Tamnavulin? (Both recommended by expert crime author Colin Dexter).
    I invite you to my second blog "You are witty and pretty" - Air do shlàinte! Britta

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  5. Dear Hostess, I use to love G&T till I overdid it once, I just found them so more-ish! I hope you don't mind, but I have "tagged" you on my bloggie - have a look - you get to answer questions about yourself!Bx

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  6. The Dorothy Parker quote made me laugh so hard. Mine is "Don't drink and drive, you might hit a bump and spill your drink"

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  7. Lovely packaging and if the tonic tastes good too I think you have a winner there Hostess despite the cost! x

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  8. Suburban princess-I've never tried vodka lim and soda...might just try one in your honour!

    Janet-Sangria sounds so good especially in the heat of summer.

    metscan-Everything in moderation...and thank you for not judging me harshly!

    Britta- He has had Glenlivet not Tamnavulin but his favourite is Lagavulin and Laphroig is his next best.

    Blighty-Overdoing any liquor is off putting...I responded to you tag!

    M.A.-That quote is new to me...LOL!

    Semi Expat- At this cost I will sip slowly and savour!

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