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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:53 PM

New Gin from England - now with an earthworm in the bottle



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/31/english-earthworm-gin_n_1724883.html?utm_hp_ref=food

The worm in mezcal has been said to enhance the flavor, be an aphrodisiac and also get you very, very drunk should you be the one to eat it. We're guessing this gin's earthworm, which is probably three times the size of your average cactus worm in a bottle of mezcal, is a cheeky nod to this same mythology.

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Reply New Gin from England - now with an earthworm in the bottle (Original post)
LynneSin Aug 2012 OP
Denninmi Aug 2012 #1
onehandle Aug 2012 #2
LynneSin Aug 2012 #3
onehandle Aug 2012 #7
LynneSin Aug 2012 #8
geardaddy Aug 2012 #4
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #5
NightWatcher Aug 2012 #6
hobbit709 Aug 2012 #9
MiddleFingerMom Aug 2012 #10
pinboy3niner Aug 2012 #11

Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:58 PM

1. Reminds me of the specimen bottles of clear alcohol I had to use in entomology class.

Various small creatures floating in booze (not edible, of course) for the collection we had to make.

I guess they couldn't call it "worm gin" if they just floated an olive in there instead.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:58 PM

2. I like a good Gin, but I'll be damned if I am going to consume anything with a bug in it.

On purpose, that is.

It's a gimmick.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:00 PM

3. Lucky for you there is no bug in that bottle

Earthworms are part of the Annelid Phylum which are ringed worms. Insects are from the Arthropoda Phylum.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:54 PM

7. Same goes for woims. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:55 PM

8. and Luckily for you there are no woims in there either

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:22 PM

4. Stupid gimmick.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:23 PM

5. Bait for alcoholic fish?

 

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:26 PM

6. I've heard of Earthworm Jim, but never earthworm gin

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:44 PM

9. Couldn't make gin taste any worse.

The question has always been "Did the Brits come up with gin and tonic to cover up the taste of the tonic or the gin?"

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:06 PM

10. !!!

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:29 PM

11. Gin drinkers must be easily-impressed

In Vietnam and elsewhere in Asia, it's not uncommmon to see bottles of rice wine to which snakes have been added. If you are the guest of honor, one of these bottles likely will be brought out after dinner and you will be offered the first glass. To refuse would be impolite.

The taste isn't bad. It has that...je ne sais quoi.


http://teamfroz.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-neighbours.html

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