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tonic water

tonic to sell at liquer stores
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Where I live there is a liquor store that is not allowed to sell tonic water. The county and/or state government will not allow this store to sell anything that does not have alcohol in it. So when someone wants to serve gin and tonic at some home gathering, he has to visit more than one store purchasing the gin here and the tonic there. My idea is to bottle tonic water with just enough alcohol added to it so this store and others like it could legally sell this much requested item.
jvonr, Mar 19 2003

Make your own http://www.sodaclubusa.com/prodinfo.htm
Maybe this will solve your problem. Just add quinine. [Worldgineer, Oct 17 2004]


       I don't believe you.
yamahito, Mar 19 2003

       Some U.S. states have pretty weird liquor laws. I've never heard of this, though.   

       Needs a better name and category.
snarfyguy, Mar 19 2003

       hmm.. also, is this not consumer advice?
yamahito, Mar 19 2003

       My advice to this consumer? Move to another state, where you will be free to drink mother's ruin at your maximum convenience. Ahh, gin.
my face your, Mar 19 2003

       This is the case in Pennsylvania, I believe. Big deal. Like my face says, move, or start drinking your gin straight.   

       Having said that, I realize this runs counter to the "what's wrong with the way we do it now" theory.
waugsqueke, Mar 19 2003

       The fact that none of you would spend more to purchase such an item doesn't mean it wouldn't be a money maker. I wouldn't buy it myself, but that didn't cloud my mind from thinking others might. Your "arguments" don't convice me either.
jvonr, Mar 25 2003

       Best of luck, then.
snarfyguy, Mar 25 2003

       This is exactly how the liquor laws are in Washington State. There is nothing for sale in a liquor store that isn't booze except scratch lottery tickets.
bristolz, Mar 25 2003

       Don't they sell liquor in regular stores? I remember buying wine in a grocery store when I was in Seattle.
Worldgineer, Mar 25 2003

       Wine and beer only in anything other than a state owned and operated liquor store. The liquor stores do sell wine but not much in the way of beer.
bristolz, Mar 25 2003

       just a small point but has anyone actually tried straight gin? and have you ever tasted anything else again afterwards?
miasere, Mar 25 2003

       [bris] Well, you learn something new every day. Interesting I'm learning this 3 days before moving there, but then again I'm a wine drinker so no big deal.
Worldgineer, Mar 25 2003

       mfd removed. wrong end of stick grasped by moderator.
st3f, Jul 22 2003

       [st3f] - that is not what I got from it. Looks like he is considering the law as immutable and figuring out a way around it: a premixed tonic drink. Its not photosensitive jello but its not a bad idea. I recently discovered "bitter lemon" - premixed tonic and sour. Good stuff.
bungston, Jul 22 2003

       Celebrate, it's......... TONICA! Dedicated to drinking lots of vodka or gin tonics...............hic!
Cosmo, Aug 31 2003

       actualy, Tonic water that contains quinine can have good medicinal properties, if you don't add alcohol. I've found it to be good for combating diarea. it works much faster than Pepto Bismal.   

       by the way, can the liquor stores in PA and Washington state sell snacks like chips and pretzels?
-wess, Sep 02 2003


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