I hate gin. Yuck yuck yuck. But, I am more than willing to take one for the team (and I’m hoping to find a gin drink I enjoy). So I bring to you our first cocktail review, from me and Adrian.
G&G (Gin & Guava Juice)
This drink was recommended to us by a friend, who discovered the combination when he was looking for something to mix with his gin. Adrian has had it before, but I haven’t, and I’m hoping it’s my drink. We are using Tanqueray Gin, but you can use whatever brand you want.
1 part Gin
1 part Guava Juice
In a cocktail glass, pour gin and guava juice over ice.
The combination of the overly sweet Guava juice and the pine taste of the gin gave me instant gut rot. Even if I enjoyed drinking gin, I don’t think I would like this. I didn’t feel that the ingredients complimented each other at all. Even though the guava juice gives it a creamy taste, the mixture is jarring and extremely overbearing.
Overall Review: Don’t waste your gin.
Guava juice is sickly sweet and thick, but the sharp pine flavor cuts the sweetness. The flavors compliment each other really well. It’s okay, but it’s way too thick for my liking.
I wouldn’t go out of my way to have it, but if I had one ingredient or the other, I might consider buying the other to make these.
Overall Review: This would definitely be better as a shot.