Tanqueray Gin

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    January 8, 2014

    Pardon Me Bartender...What's Wrong With This White Lady?

    The White Lady is a neglected cocktail, due to a misunderstanding.

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    December 16, 2013

    Stock Your Bar With Value: Ten Award-Winning Bottles of Booze For Under $30

    A Double Gold nearly guarantees these spirits are good.

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    November 18, 2013

    Looking for a Thanksgiving Day Aperitif? Try the Excellent Pilgrim's Negroni Cocktail

    Most classic cocktails can be improved by tweaking the proportions, but not the Negroni. You can ask your bartender to pour the best gin for the drink (Beefeater, or Tanqueray if the bar is out of Beefeater) and if you're paying $13.00 for a Negroni, you may expect it to have Carpano Antica vermout ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Outback Steakhouse's Gingerbread Martini and Los Tios' Ramos Gin Fizz: Two Perennial Cocktail Favorites

    Every year around the holidays, it happens. Like clockwork. For as long as I've worked for or at the Houston Press. The Outback Steakhouse gingerbread martini article crawls out of the netherdepths of the Internet like some ink-stained zombie as people across the United States scour search engines f ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    El Gran Malo Wins the LaB 5555 Mixology Contest at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

    At first, I wasn't sure how a drink containing both gin and coconut milk was going to work out. The creamy base is terrific in curries, but in cocktails? Although I watched as 150 people lined up to taste the creation, I remained unconvinced of the Rangoon Social Club that bartenders Angel Belman an ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Mix It Up Tonight and Help Clean Out Rudz's Cellar

    Been waiting for the perfect Friday night to check out the new LaB 5555 series at the Houston Museum of Natural Science? Grab your soft-soled museum shoes, because tonight is that night. Tonight, four of Houston's best bartenders will be shaking things up as they compete to make the best Tanqueray ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Those Other Pairings

    We know what goes with margaritas and with beer, and for wine pairings, Jeremy Parzen, enough said. But we're fans of a few lesser known matches that have that special something. Coffee with Chocolate Croissant and Orange Juice This combo came from an interview with author/director Sam Hoffman on ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Tanqueray and Tonic. Really?

    John Kiely​Gin drinkers, for the most part, are a particular crew. We'll find a gin, perhaps the first one we try, and stake a position, like Coke and Pepsi drinkers. I was no different when I made Bombay Sapphire my house gin. There's nothing distinctive about Sapphire, but as the label dec ... More >>

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    September 5, 2011

    Pink Gin: Nobody Talks Bad about Plymouth

    ​In Belize, my friend Kiv taunted an Englishman for sipping a pink cocktail, in a waterside tavern. After some words ending with the trite "You and what army?" the man and his buddies - British SAS commandos on leave from jungle training -- promptly heaved Kiv over a railing, into the cholera ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Openings & Closings: Familiar Faces Edition

    Hubcap Grill's new fence outside its soon-to-be-open restaurant on 19th Street.​Some familiar faces will soon be popping up around town, from the Heights to Montrose and back again, starting with the news that Olivier Ciesielski -- the former executive chef at Tony's -- will be opening his ver ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Fifteen Of Our Favorite Cheating Songs​Songwriters find inspiration many of life's varied realms: Joy, grief, sex, drugs, anger and, evidently, two-timing. Some are sad, some cheeky, some violent and revengeful, but we've collected a sad-sack grab-bag of cheating-related songs. Here is our Top 15, along with their lyric ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Top Five: Cheap Booze

    ​After mastering a tartly correct margarita three years ago, I decided to keep going, and make every classic cocktail that doesn't involve weird liquor. Sixty-nine, so far. As I searched bartending sites, mixology blogs, culinary forums, print stuff and liquor reviews, these bottles of gin, v ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Ransom Old Tom Gin: Not Your Mother's Gin

    ​A friend and I had just settled in to the bar at Simone on Sunset, a new wine and cocktail bar in Rice Village, when she commenced her preaching on the subject of gin. "I consider myself a gin missionary," she said. "A ginvangelist?" I punned back. "Yes," she declared. "A ginvangelist!" Sh ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    Happy Hour Scene: Getting High at 43rd

    The view.​The Place: The 43rd 43rd floor, Wedge Tower 1415 Louisiana 713-739-5560 The Deals: $2.50 domestics, $3 select imports, $4 wells, $4 house wine The Hours: 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays (these are the only hours the bar is open - lunch is served from 11 a.m. to ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    The Sazerac at Branch Water Tavern

    ​Closing your eyes and pointing to something on a cocktail menu can have amazing results. Such was the case at Branch Water Tavern a few weeks ago when I stumbled upon my new "favorite" mixed drink: the Sazerac. Before sitting down I had already enjoyed a cosmopolitan (icy cold and pale pink-- ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010
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    July 28, 2010

    Stirred & Shaken: Teotihuacán's Topo and Gin

    Troy Fields​I feel guilty badmouthing the drink that probably had a hand in my conception (hi, Mom and Dad), but I don't like most house frozen margaritas. I do enjoy a good 'rita on the rocks made with fresh lime juice. I just can't stomach the blended Ectoplasm a lot of Tex-Mex and Mexican r ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010
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    June 23, 2010

    Stirred and Shaken: Onion Creek's Gin Rickey

    Photo by Troy Fields​The first time I got drunk at a bar was at Fitzgerald's in the Heights. Many years later, I'm sitting at a picnic table and drinking a Gin Rickey down the block at Onion Creek (3106 White Oak Dr., 713-880-0706), thinking about how things are different now. Mainly, I'm not ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    It's Five O'clock Somewhere

    We scout out happy hour in Houston.

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    April 22, 2010
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    April 21, 2010

    Stirred & Shaken: Nouveau Antique Art Bar's Aviator

    ​"Jesus Christ, there are a lot of lamps in here," was my first thought when I entered Nouveau Antique Art Bar (2913 Main, 713-526-2220). Pretty pedestrian as far as thoughts go, but if you walked into a hockey-rink-sized bar with hundreds of stained-glass lamps on ceilings, shelves and tables ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Miss Pop Rocks' Worst Life Series

    So I've totally gotten sucked into the new Oprah and her Best Life series which aired last week and is all about, well, living your best life as Oprah thinks you should. Every day last week she focused on a different issue: money, body, sex, etc. with the goal being to help her viewers reach the ap ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    May 4, 2006
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    March 17, 2005

    Guinness Gracious!

    The parties are brewin' for St. Patrick's Day

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    October 7, 2004

    Sportin' Style

    The hip and hunky flex at Mantra

  • Dining

    December 19, 2002

    Modified Milkshake

    Los Tios's Ramos Gin Fizz

  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    Gin and Vamoose

    Mystikal and Floetry both love the nightlife -- but only one of them loves the boogie, too

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    November 14, 2002

    Ready to Rock

    The Next Door's Gin Gimlet

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    September 13, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    The Rhythm Room's Texas Tea

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    June 14, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Grappino di Nino's Negroni

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    May 31, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Gramercy Tavern's Gin-Ger and Tonic

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Taken for a Ride?

    An AIDS charity event's enormous expenses are alienating some activists

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    March 14, 1996