Of a late Monsignor, the Most Catholics of Gins, and the Stele of Thermopylae | Fr. Z’s Blog

His grandfather, Alfred, was the founder of Gilbey’s London Gin. Another member of the family, Guy Hugh, invented the apparatus that carbonates water, which has evolved into the SodaStream company. When I was recently with some clerical friends in Detroit, before a great Supper For The Promotion Of Clericalism, our pre-prandials included Martinis made with that “most Catholic of gins”, Gilbey’s.  They were properly made, with the technique of scenting the chilled glass with a rinse of vermouth, then poured out, and the addition of your pre-chilled gin and, for me, a twist.

Of a late Monsignor, the Most Catholics of Gins, and the Stele of Thermopylae | Fr. Z’s Blog

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