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Originally posted by marcb7:
Agreed on Vodka, have tried and tried and just cant figure it out. Only time I have vodka is in a bloody mary (if I dont use tequila) and screw drivers...

TPE...So you prefer St Germain to Vermouth? What is it that you like comparing to a nice vermouth?

Oh, I have a special love for a nice vermouth as well. Really, my preference of st germain or vermouth is almost entirely dependent on whether I am feeling olives, onions or just a twist. When garnishing with olives and onions, I always go vermouth. When I am including some fruit (lemon twist or orange peel wedge if drinking rusty blade), I go with the st germain, which compliments the fruit better. Additionally, for those that are new to gin, the st germain offers a slight hint of sweetness that helps ease the transition, and it tastes darn good.
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