“ Brand: Gordon's / Type: Cocktail „
I do love a nice Gin and Tonic with Hendricks being my favourite brand but Hendricks is far to expensive for me to buy often so I normally buy a cheaper brand from Aldi which is actually really good but I also like to buy some of the tins of Gin and tonic that you can get in the supermarket as they are handy to have in the house for a warm night in the garden when I might fancy one but don't want to have to buy a whole bottle of gin.
They are also really good for things like picnics or train journeys with the girls when we are going away anywhere. I usually buy a few when they are on special offer at the supermarket as they cost around about £1.90 each but the supermarket regularly has special offers on them when they are 4 for 3 which makes them really good value for money.
The cans come with Gordon's dry gin mixed with slimline tonic. I always buy the slimline version just to make it a little bit less calorific. The cans contain 1.6 units of alcohol and 6.4% alcohol volume and the can is 250ml in size. Inside the drink is clear and quite fizzy but I find that like with nearly all tonic drinks the fizz is very short lived.
I like the size of these and the quite low volume of alcohol as it means I can have a couple without getting drunk and rather just enjoy having a glass in the sun (though it has been a while since it has been warm enough to actually sit in the garden and enjoy a glass. I almost never drink it out of the tin and instead prefer to pour it into a glass. Even when I have had these on a picnic I have taken glasses with me as I think they taste better this way.
The taste of these is only OK however. It is nice but it is nowhere near as nice as when I make a Hendricks and tonic myself but considering that they have measured out the gin and the tonic quantities to what they think is right it is quite a nice ratio of gin to tonic. People who prefer their drinks to be heavier on the gin may be disappointed as it is rather weak but then I think that is to be expected when buying these as you know they aren't that strong. Personally I think it is nice to be able to taste the gin without it being overpowering and too strong.
The gin itself is ever so slightly bitter and I do think that you can taste the artificial sweetener as it has a bit of a funny aftertaste but overall I think considering it comes from a can it is quite tasty. Adding a slice of lemon really makes a difference with the taste of these though and if you can I would always try to do that as it makes them much nicer.
For the odd drink these are good as they are reasonably priced and taste quite nice. If you are a bit of a snob when it comes to your drinks then you probably won't like these as they aren't as nice as good quality gin and tonics you pour yourself but for what they are I do enjoy them and will continue to buy them when they are on offer as I find that they are really handy to have in the fridge.
Being a busy mother of four it's fair to say that I am not the biggest drinker ever but occasionally I will indulge in a little tipple. Gin & Tonic is something that I like from time to time on the rare occasion that I have a night out and a friend picked me up a few of these after I'd had a difficult few weeks. I understand that these were down to just £1.00 in Asda (at least I think it was Asda!) which sounds very reasonable to me.
This gin & tonic comes provided in a silver and green aluminium can which has a ring-pull. Obviously a ring-pull is fairly necessary for this type of product yet it did make me think how useful it was (can't you tell I was a little tired at the time!). There is 250ml provided within the can which is a sufficient amount to have in a slim line tall glass with a little bit of ice. This can contains 6.4% volume so is not too bad if you want to have a nice alcohol beverage without going over the top. The can also shows all the usual information including warnings around drinking alcohol and the age restrictions in place.
This drink is a fizzy drink which is clear and quite fizzy and when pouring it I had to take care not to pour too fast or it would have overflowed the glass and then I'd have been stressed again cleaning the worktops! I didn't bother to chill my drink in the fridge first and just poured it over some ice which cooled it down within a matter of minutes to a level that it was very enjoyable at.
I have found that this drink goes flat very fast and the bubbles soon disperse. The taste of gin is really quite strong and I would perfect to have more tonic and less gin in my drink. Overall I would say that this drink goes flat within about 20 minutes and I prefer to drink my gin & tonic at a more leisurely pace rather than gulping it back like an alcoholic. There is quite an artificial taste to the whole thing and it is nowhere near as nice as making a gin and tonic yourself which would probably cost less money if you prefer a little less gin with your drink.
I wouldn't actually buy this for myself again, however, if you are going to be throwing a boozy party then this might work as you can just pop it open and pour it out quick as you like (watch it doesn't overflow though!). I think the price is quite reasonable but it's a shame that the tonic is artificial and there is a little too much gin for my liking. I think the convenience of this product really does work and if they were to change the recipe then I would definitely try this again in the future, until then I'll pass.
When it comes to alcohol I don't really drink very much at all to be honest. I like the occasional tipple but it really is only stuff I really do like and for a long time now I've really enjoyed gin and tonic so when I saw this on offer at a pound a can in Asda and from a brand I'm really aware of I couldn't wait to try it out!
250ml silver and green can with a ring-pull to the top of it. On the front of the can I am told that it is Gordon's Dry Gin 'Perfectly mixed with slimline Schweppes' and that it is indeed gin & slimline tonic and the size is stated and I'm told that it contains 6.4% volume. Other information on the can includes being told you must be 18 years old to drink this, the unit per can is given which is 1.6 a serving and contact details for the manufacturer are given. It's a nice enough quality can this and easy to open etc.
The Drink Itself:
This drink is clear and like water in its appearance with a few gentle bubbles within it. It doesn't really have a smell to it at all and is best served chilled of course like most alcoholic beverages are. However for a premium brand of drink this really isn't too pleasant in my opinion. This goes flat when poured and/or when ice is added to it almost instantly. The taste of this is very strong of gin and rather sour and the lack of bubbles and/or fizz gives the drink a flat vibe and tastes dull. The tonic in my opinion isn't only just not lively enough but also not sweet enough and tastes lightly sweetened with artificial sweeteners which do leave a rather odd after-taste after drinking it in the mouth for a good while after consumption.
I expected this to be really nice as it usually costs about £1.70 for one measure/can (in all good supermarkets etc) however I have tried much better cheaper versions of this and this really didn't rock my boat one bit and I ended up throwing away at least half of the can! Not for me this one sadly!
Brand: Gordon's / Type: Gin