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    Now a gin and tonic could poison you.

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    Now a gin and tonic could poison you.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 12:02 pm

    Not the Gin or the tonic, but the slice of lemon is now getting a very bad name for carrying pathogens.

    How do you take your gin and tonic? If its with ice and a slice, you might want to consider doing without the slice from now on.

    Elle magazine recently resurfaced a 2007 study published in the Journal of Environmental Health, in which researchers investigated the level of microbial contamination of lemon slices at 21 restaurants in the US.

    In restaurants, researchers wrote, a lemon slice is commonly placed on the rim of a beverage glass, or afloat in the beverage, as a flavor enhancer or a decorative garnish.

    It was found that close to 70 per cent of samples taken produced some sort of microbial growth, from 25 different microbial species.

    Get the full story from the Daily Telegraph online HERE




    Well folks, do you think we should pay attention to this warning or are they just trying to frighten us with more pseudo science ?


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    Re: Now a gin and tonic could poison you.

    Post by zathrus on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 11:57 am

    I bloody hate gin and the taste of tonic turns my stomach.

    Give me an aged single malt whisky any day. ( without water or any other weakener in it either ).

    I do see that pre-cut lemon or lime slices might very well be at risk of pathogens on them if they are handled and stored badly.
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    Post by Angie baby on Sat 10 Sep 2016, 1:12 pm

    I guess a gin-and-tonic is an acquired taste, and I have to say that I HAVE acquired that taste.

    I even drink Tequila with a bit of salt on the hand and a suck on a lemon afterwards.

    I just hope that lemon is fit to suck ?
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    Post by papa_umau on Mon 12 Sep 2016, 1:08 pm

    That statement makes the mind boggle ! Laughing Embarassed


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    Re: Now a gin and tonic could poison you.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Sun 02 Oct 2016, 2:36 pm

    I would rather take gin with Bitter Lemon. I don't much like tonic.

    Would rther have a dram of a good single Malt any time!
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    Re: Now a gin and tonic could poison you.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 03 Oct 2016, 10:46 am

    Yeah, me too, "single malt" I mean, although I have acquired a taste for straight vodka if it has been distilled at least three times to take out the tackets.

    As I suffer from night cramps in my legs I have started to take Indian Tonic Water before I go to bed as it seems to give a lot of relief from these pains. ( I believe that it is the quinine in that drink that does the trick ).

    Still tastes awful, but I don't mind that so long as it stops the cramps.


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    Re: Now a gin and tonic could poison you.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Mon 03 Oct 2016, 11:00 am

    Bitter lemon also contains the Quinine, if the Tonic gets too much; I use it for night cramps in my feet.
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    Post by papa_umau on Mon 03 Oct 2016, 11:03 am

    Thanks for that HG, as I did not know that quinine was present in bitter lemon.

    It will certainly give me a change from Indian Tonic Water. ( YUK ).


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