Cutwater Spirits Gin. I know, Pints with Puck is normally about beer, but I got really excited about the Cutwater Spirits mixed drinks… in a can.
Historically, you could get mixed drink FLAVORED beverages… called fermented malt beverages. But until just recently… you couldn’t get a REAL mixed drink with REAL gin, vodka, rum, tequila, or whisky. Well, at least, not in a bottle or a can.
Those days are now, thankfully over. Now you can get real mixed drinks. IN A CAN! So I’m sure you can understand why I’m excited about that. Listen:
Their sheer portability, is one of the greatest features of this new line of awesomeness… and, well… they taste great too!
Cucumber & Gin
It’s taken a long time for traditionalists to accept cucumber as a gin accompaniment. I’ve been on the cuke’ bandwagon since day one, and it’s a hill I’m happy to die on. A little bit of CC can really add a lot to your mixy.
They used a cucumber grapefruit tonic, as a result, it makes this G&T even more refreshing. I didn’t know that was even possible, but here we are.
OK, tangent here… and a pet peeve: As a former ‘tender (and a professional drinker) it’s Gin AND Tonic. Not Gin N Tonic. G&T. Not G-N-T. I’ve heard many a customer ask for a G-N-T in an attempt to be cute. Don’t do that. You’ll only annoy those around you, moreover, it’ll irritate your bartender.
Think of it this way; Guns N Roses… and Gin AND Tonic. Got it? Cool.
Anyhoo… we can discuss bar etiquette some other time… plus these are all about drinking outside. On the beach, boat, or in the backyard. Preferably in a comfy chair, with the addition of a group of friends enjoying a fire.
Find Cutwater Spirits Gin & Tonic and other real mixed drinks in a can at your favorite liquor department today. These I picked up at Festival, because I was there.
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