JC's in donkeys flipflop?

#5
Anyone remember the JC's in the Brit Club, Singers. The barmen had them lined up in jugs on the bar. On a blank week I reckon there was enough gin spilt on the bar to get you pissed if you soaked it up with a towell. Then the old guy outside would flog you an egg banjo brfore catching the flyer back to the village.
 

tiddlyoggy

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#6
I didn't think it had OJ in, I thought it was basically a gin and bitter lemon with Angostura bitters added? I have Charlie (Hole in the Wall) as a Facebook friend. If anyone would know, he would, I'll send him a pm.
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#7
I didn't think it had OJ in, I thought it was basically a gin and bitter lemon with Angostura bitters added? I have Charlie (Hole in the Wall) as a Facebook friend. If anyone would know, he would, I'll send him a pm.
Gawd, memories, eh. Ask him if he's still alive?

That always used to wind him up a treat.
 
#9
I didn't think it had OJ in, I thought it was basically a gin and bitter lemon with Angostura bitters added? I have Charlie (Hole in the Wall) as a Facebook friend. If anyone would know, he would, I'll send him a pm.
That sounds more like it, it was the same colour as bitter lemon so that would make sense. Isn't a 'Tom' Collins the orange juice version?

So next question: Why? Where did the tradition come from? Anyone know how a random boozer in Gib came to be one of the world's premier establishments for getting an obscure cocktail?
 
#10
I didn't think it had OJ in, I thought it was basically a gin and bitter lemon with Angostura bitters added? I have Charlie (Hole in the Wall) as a Facebook friend. If anyone would know, he would, I'll send him a pm.
That recipe sounds about right, maybe with some lemonade added?
I drank many, many, many JCs in other establishments but I only ever drank CSB in the Donkey's Flip-flop.

I wonder if if it's still available there... :eek:ccasion5:
 
#12
Boys book of bar recipes shows TC & JC the same thing however JC - gin. lemon juice, bitters and soda (or lemonade if you're a gay banana) ... cherry and a slice of orange. Was several bars down in Irish Town that did a good one too!

Mind other Gib specialities ... jugs of sangria in the Piazza Bar??? Used to keep a crate of San Mig in the bottom of the fridge in the MQ ... was about £3 from the Naffi
 

tiddlyoggy

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#13
Ballistic-if you're referring to CSB, rather than JC's, I don't think it's made at all any more. It's certainly not been availablke to pusser for some time now.
 
#14
From my time there most bars used to make their own mix which was poured onto the gin and the soda then added. Base mixes were made from but not limited to lemon squash, lime juice and angostura bitters.
 
#15
Ballistic-if you're referring to CSB, rather than JC's, I don't think it's made at all any more. It's certainly not been availablke to pusser for some time now.
Yeah, CSB.

I remember Courage phasing it out (late 80s/early 90s?) and then re-introducing it but they must have lost the recipe 'cos the new stuff was never as good as the old version.
If it's gone for good that's probably no bad thing.
 
#17
Was on a jolly to Rotterdam and the bar over the road from our hotel had CSB on tap, I vaguely remember the rest of the jolly! JC's were always my drink of choice in Gib though, I reckon it's something they put in the water.
 
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