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Do you prefer tonic or soda?

Tonic
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Soda
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33%
 
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Tonic or Soda?

#1 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » July 24th, 2011, 2:33 pm

Which do you prefer?
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#2 Post by Olivier Landry » July 24th, 2011, 2:43 pm

Tonic all the way.
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#3 Post by Russell Faulkner » July 24th, 2011, 3:48 pm

With what?

I would no more have gin and soda than I would rum and tonic.

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#4 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » July 26th, 2011, 1:54 am

For whatever. I should have included an "It Depends" option, but oh well. As it is, doesn't look like it's been a very popular poll anyways. pileon hitsfan
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#5 Post by Br@d S w @ l l o w » July 26th, 2011, 5:12 am

I voted tonic because I am more likely to have a G&T than another drink involving soda. Then again, I drink martinis and infrequently go with a mixed drink so the answer to this question does not have every-day ramifications for me.
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#6 Post by Michae1 P0wers » July 26th, 2011, 2:23 pm

I am shocked at these results! I use soda far more. I would rather sweeten on my own. I had high hopes for higher order tonics but have been unimpressed so far. OTOH I tried the fever tree bitter lemon this week with Gin and was quite happy, and that is more tonic than soda really.

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#7 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » July 26th, 2011, 5:05 pm

I agree, Michael. I'm the other soda vote. Tonic too often tastes like 7-Up to me --- if I wanted 7-Up, I'd order 7-Up.
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#8 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » July 27th, 2011, 12:53 pm

Pop. Flawed poll.
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#9 Post by Michae1 P0wers » July 27th, 2011, 6:03 pm

I don't think soda/sodapop/coke plays any part in this discussion, though I think its acceptable for Rum occasionally, particularly something with a lot of vanilla to it (like Appleton white). People don't actually call soda water pop do they? I would think that would be reserved for soft drinks.

I typically add Perrier or some other sparkling mineral water with a lot of fizz. Then I'll add simple syrup, agave, or muddle some superfine bar sugar into some fruit if I'm looking for sweeter. I am considering one of those penguin deals though, anyone have any thoughts.

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#10 Post by Veronica Castro » August 3rd, 2011, 10:26 pm

Soda by a mile. Not a fan of quinine.
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#11 Post by Joe Dulworth » August 4th, 2011, 6:54 am

Veronica Castro wrote:Soda by a mile. Not a fan of quinine.
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#12 Post by Scott Butler » August 4th, 2011, 8:06 am

Tonic by a mile...soda does nothing for me.
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#13 Post by Joe G a l e w s k i » August 4th, 2011, 9:19 am

I don't get this at all. You guys that prefer soda by a mile are drinking gin and sodas? Of if you prefer tonic, you're drinking scotch and tonics? Do you add lime to that? This seems like asking if you prefer a hammer or a screwdriver.


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#14 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » August 4th, 2011, 10:14 am

I drink vodka sodas rather than vodka tonics. I hate gin, so wouldn't drink gin and {anything}. I drink my Scotch neat or with a few drops of water. The only drink where this decision comes into play is with vodka.

I get where you're coming from, Joe. The poll is merely a conversation starter rather than the conversation itself.
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#15 Post by J. Blum » August 4th, 2011, 12:28 pm

Vodka, Soda and Lemon

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#16 Post by Ron Kramer » August 4th, 2011, 1:15 pm

Tonic, I need the quinine for my leg cramps.
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#17 Post by Scott Butler » August 9th, 2011, 7:52 am

Joe Galewski wrote:I don't get this at all. You guys that prefer soda by a mile are drinking gin and sodas? Of if you prefer tonic, you're drinking scotch and tonics? Do you add lime to that? This seems like asking if you prefer a hammer or a screwdriver.


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For me that is easy, I don't drink scotch.

Gin and vodka are good with tonic, bourbon is straight, or rocks, or a splash of water. I don't put soda with anything.

And to answer your other question...screwdriver. neener
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#18 Post by Sean Connor » August 9th, 2011, 9:00 am

In Boston, tonic IS soda. Pop is a paternal figure.

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#19 Post by Scott VZ » August 23rd, 2011, 12:44 am

Sean Connor wrote:In Boston, tonic IS soda. Pop is a paternal figure.
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#20 Post by Terence T-Bone Livingston » August 30th, 2011, 5:04 pm

Club Soda. Can enjoy alone on the rocks, or with alot of booze.
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#21 Post by Rose Wise » September 1st, 2011, 9:29 am

Tonic for vodka and gin. And soda for rum to make mojitos. I go through more tonic especially in the summer than soda.
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#22 Post by Michae1 P0wers » September 3rd, 2011, 5:29 am

Joe Galewski wrote:I don't get this at all. You guys that prefer soda by a mile are drinking gin and sodas? Of if you prefer tonic, you're drinking scotch and tonics? Do you add lime to that? This seems like asking if you prefer a hammer or a screwdriver.


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This is a valid point. I like Gin and tonic is fine, but I'd prefer a Tom collins, or other preparations where I can better control the sweetness input. If at a party or a bar I'll still order gin and tonic, but the readily available tonic tastes of corn syrup sweetness to me. The higher end tonics now available like Q and fever tree are better but not that great and too pricey. I do like the Fever Tree bitter lemon.

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