Jason force-feeds Tony a pair of martinis — one made with Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice gin and the other with Roku Gin from the Suntory distillery in Japan. Turns out, he liked one and hated one. Then, we talk about good conduct regarding cigars, alcohol and smartphones while you’re at the casino.
We spend a long, long time with the Ramos Gin Fizz cocktail before launching into an introductory Q&A about slots.
This week we drink St. George gin, smoke the Arturo Fuente & Asylum cigars and discuss the American Gaming Association
This week Tony & Jason discuss indian casino gaming, by the numbers; they drink up a Maple Beefeater Martini; then the close out the show reviewing the Alec Bradley Vega Coyol and Padilla La Terraza cigar.
This week we drink a Gin & Tonic Tony actually enjoy, we smoke a couple of cigars and we discuss the “darkside” of betting at the craps table!
Hoo-boy. Ok. So we start out with a tasty gin-based cocktail then roll into free-form conversation about Tony’s Labor Day trek to Nevada. After that, we riff on a call and then roll into a review of the Gurkha Evil cigar.
After working through the mental gymnastics of the Monty Hall Problem, Jason and Tony share some love for Vato Cigars. Then Jason subjects poor, poor Tony to a gin martini taste test.
In this action-packed extravaganza of awesomeness, Roux calls in a trip report from Deep South casinos — part of the Denton Dallas & Beyond Southern Tour 2013 — prompting Tony to offer advice on when to escalate to a pit boss. Then your favorite Brothers of the Leaf briefly discuss Vato Cigars (more to come!) before Jason shares tips on growing a palate for gin … and absinthe! We wrap up with Tony’s usual litany of social-media shout-outs. Can’t miss!
As part of the Vice Lounge Online Mixology Series, I warmly welcome you to the Jasontini — a tasty, subtle spin on a classic martini that doesn’t scream “girl drink.”
Van Gogh gin is as consistently flavorful and soft around the edges as Hendrick’s, but it’s overall botanical mix is different — more earthy than flowery.