gin base

Kare Uta: Easy to drink with an iced tea taste
Cassis: A classic cocktail using cassis
DLN: A sweet and refreshing non-alcoholic cocktail with melon and ginger ale
Calm Envy: A fresh cocktail with hints of strawberry
Reila: A floral cocktail for mature women
Untitled: A beer with a fruity twist for beer lovers
Without a Trace: A slightly stronger cocktail on the rocks, full of fruity flavour
Guren: A cranberry-based non-alcoholic drink
Shiroki Yuuutsu: A light drink with the mild sweetness of Calpis and ginger ale!
Pledge: For heavyweights! A clean, gin-based short cocktail.
Ito: Recommended for people who like fizzy drinks! A refreshing cocktail with the flavours of lemon and lime.
Taion: For heavyweights! A vodka-based short cocktail with a touch of sweetness.
Gudon no Sakura: Champagne and the subtle fragrance of cherry blossom give this drink a luxurious feel.

so friends i just drank most of a pitcher of some gin-based cocktail in about 10 mins then did half a line of blow and tried to watch a screening of the twin peaks movie which ended w/ me taking my bra off in  the bathroom before stumbling home halfway through and all i have to say to america’s teens is that i am on the verge of becoming a successful young artist and you can too

Bad Advice [Sentence Starters]
  • ”Yes I can see, just keep backing up. You’ve got plenty of room behind you.”
  • “You should sleep on that French braid!”
  • “Just hide it in your backpack — they can’t search your person.”
  • “You should just drive to Toronto; it’s so much easier than flying.”
  • “You have to join this club called Columbia House. They mail you any 12 CDs for only 99¢!”
  • “How can you tell if you’re really allergic to it unless you eat some more?”
  • “Try this! It’s blue.”
  • “Take the train — it’s such a romantic way to travel.”
  • “Just go to the dental school, it’s much cheaper and they’ve learned most of the important stuff already.”
  • “You should dye your hair blond.”
  • “You should dye your hair black.”
  • “You should grow your hair really long, like past your boobs.”
  • “You should shave your head.”
  • “You should get a body wave!”
  • “You should always wear hats.”
  • “No, it’s definitely the left side for appendicitis.”
  • “You’re fine! Just chug a glass of water and let’s go to the next bar.”
  • “A college essay is supposed to be funny.”
  • “You should take the overnight bus — its 11 hours but you’ll sleep practically the whole time.”
  • “It’s actually easier to learn to drive on a standard.”
  • “You should just sing that oral report.”
  • “You don’t actually have to serve jury duty unless it’s for the county in which you were born.”
  • “Feed a fever, drown a cold.”
  • “The best cure for poison ivy? Bleach.”
  • “Just glue it back together. Your parents will never notice.”
  • “No, I’m pretty sure you can’t study for AP exams.”
  • “You don’t really need any equipment for camping.”
  • “It’s fine. Dogs can only give rabies to other dogs, not humans.”
  • “Just get really drunk before you get on the plane.”
  • “A vibrant yellow is perfect for your bedroom because it’s so cheerful.”
  • “You can make it — gun it.”
  • “You can’t get scarlet fever twice.”
  • “You should climb in her window and leave a note on her pillow. It’s so romantic.”
  • “Don’t bother bringing a map — we can just ask someone.”
  • “It’s not a big deal, jump in. No one ever remembers this, but people just instinctually know how to swim.”
  • “Times Square is the only place to be on New Year’s Eve.”
  • “You should go to the Village Halloween parade! It’s awesome.”
  • “You’ve never been to the St. Patrick’s Day parade? We’re going.”
  • “The Zodiac killer is just an urban legend.”
  • “Oh no, bread can’t expire.”
  • “Permanent markers aren’t actually permanent.”
  • “Shake it off. It doesn’t look broken and a sprain actually hurts worse than a break.”
  • “Just major in whatever you’re most interested in.”
  • “Always, always, keep batteries in the freezer.”
  • “You can’t get scarlet fever three times.”
  • “Don’t rehearse, it’s more spontaneous.”
  • “You can’t get motion sickness on the Gravitron because it’s going in a circle.”
  • “It he tries to mug you just play dead. Or run away in a zigzag pattern.”
  • “Why don’t you write both papers at once? It’ll be faster.”
  • “Babysitting is a great way to make some extra money, plus kids are so cute.”
  • “Just rub a cold washcloth on your sore throat—it’s soothing.”
  • “Scoliosis is an old wives’ tale.”
  • “’Liquor before beer unless it’s clear.’ So, like, just get something gin-based.”
  • “Don’t smell it; just eat it really fast.”
  • “That’s only in the movies. No one ever actually gets caught pulling the fire alarm.”
  • “I think you should go with the Fung Wah bus; it’s only $15 a ticket.”
  • “For the last time, you can keep holding it. Sparklers go out on their own.”
  • “There is no “too early” when it comes to ‘I love you.’”
  • “Baking soda and baking powder are the same thing; this cake is going to be delicious.”
  • “Owls are great pets!”
  • “Buy it on Canal Street. They never raid those Chinatown stands anymore.”
  • “Don’t take anymore than two shots before the presentation, but definitely take at least one.”
  • “Tupperware can go in the oven as long as it’s below 375?”
  • “Go running later, when it’s dark — that way the park will be less crowded.”
  • “A great first date is going to a comedy club, or get one of those tandem bicycles. Or both!”
  • “You don’t need an electrician for that — just do it yourself.”
  • “Grapes have no nutritional value.”
What Gin would be like as a dad (if Bleach is any indication)

As requested by anon. :)

In my parent series, I pretend that characters’ actions in Bleach can serve as super reliable evidence for what that character would be like a dad. So what about Gin? What kind of dad would Gin make, based on the way he acts in Bleach?

1. He’d always have snacks with him.

Just in case his kid, I don’t know, fainted because of hunger or anything.

Gin (holding out cheese snack): Here. You seem like you need this.

Dad….why do you always wait until I’m on the ground before you let me have a snack?

It just seems more dramatic that way!

2. He’d always come to school performances.

And then just stand off to the side, watching in the creepiest manner possible.

Kid: Or you could actually sit in a seat like the rest of the parents!

I could, but nobody seems to want to sit next to me, for some reason.

3. He’d never say where he was going.

Gin’s kid(s) would have to get used to the fact that sometimes their dad would just take off, with no explanation, sometimes for long periods of time.

Kid #1: Dad’s been gone for like three days.

Kid #2:
He always comes back eventually.

Kid #1:
Where do you think he goes? Is he….a spy?

Kid #2:
I feel like he’d have to open his eyes for that.

4. He’d try to get his kids out of trouble.

Which inevitably would lead to them getting into more trouble.

Gin: You don’t look so good.

I’m….in detention?

Not anymore. Come with me.

You can’t just -

I’m pretty sure I can.

5. He’d hold grudges forever.

Anyone who did any wrong to Gin’s kid ever would be on Gin’s Revenge List. Forever.

Kid: D-dad, please!

I’m pretty sure my teacher didn’t *intentionally* write on the board so hard that the chalk broke in half and hit me in the face!

All I am doing is applying to be your teacher’s personal assistant. Why do you assume I mean her harm?


6. He tease his kids a lot.

Sometimes in a jovial, fun way. And sometimes not.

Gin: Hm. Mowing the lawn. Such a terrible chore.

I could do it for you.

Do you….want me to?


You never take the bait anymore.

Dad, you do this bit every Saturday.

7. He would be terrible at judging his kid’s level of okayness.

Because “doing well” seems to mean something very different in Gin’s world.

Gin: Such a fun soccer game!

Other parent:
Y-your kid got hit in the face with a ball! He’s been on the sidelines with a bloody nose for like thirty minutes!

He seems to be having fun.

8. He’d never explain anything.

Rules would be rules for parent Gin, and he’d never seen any particular need to explain why.

Kid: Okay but murdering the school board seems like a bad idea.

Where did my parenting go wrong?

9. He’d have trouble making friends with the other parents.

For some reason, the other parents seem to find Gin…creepy. There’s only one that Gin insists is his friend, and even he doesn’t actually seem to like Gin all that much.

Other parent:  Stop talking to me.

Why? Are you going to tell me a story?

10. He’d drop his kids off at school every morning.

But at least Gin would always drive his kids to school every morning. Mostly so that he could bid them farewell.

Gin: Bye-bye!


Texas Fizz: Yee haw! Here’s a cocktail for a Texan with a pink heart.

  • 1 ounce gin
  • ½ ounce orange juice
  • ¼ ounce lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Soda water

Shake gin, juices, and grenadine with cracked ice. Strain into a chilled wine glass. Top with soda water, and garnish with a lemon twist and a maraschino cherry.

The trick here is to not add too much soda water. Depending on the size of your wine glass, you may want to double the recipe.

Source: Paul Harrington’s Cocktail: The Drinks Bible for the 21st Century

Negroni: A classic, easy-to-prepare cocktail that demonstrates the importance of a garnish.

More than just an afterthought or a visual flare, a proper garnish can separate a great cocktail from a good one.

And so it is with a Negroni: An orange wheel (or even just an orange peel) can elevate a Negroni to a wonderful place that it couldn’t reach with just a lemon twist or no garnish. 

  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce Campari

Shake with cracked ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange wheel.

(Many thanks to my lovely wife for the photograph.)

Source: Paul Harrington’s Cocktail: The Drinks Bible for the 21st Century