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Sipsmith’s Favourite Gin Quotations

in Articles April 22, 2013

Whether it’s Winston Churchill and Noel Coward musing on their ‘perfect martini’, or the simple joys of a gin and tonic, there’s no denying that our favourite spirit has produced some incredibly memorable, humorous and downright inspired gin quotations.

These are some of our favourite gin quotatations – best enjoyed, in our opinion, with a refreshing G&T to toast the genius of each and every one…

I’ll stick with gin. Champagne is just ginger ale that knows somebody.

M*A*S*H, Hawkeye, “Ceasefire,” 1973

The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; it is one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived.

Bernard De Voto

I don’t know what reception I’m at, but for God’s sake give me a gin and tonic.

Denis Thatcher

I exercise strong self control. I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast.

W.C. Fields

A perfect martini should be made by filling a glass with gin then waving it in the general direction of Italy.

Noel Coward

And the sooner the tea’s out of the way, the sooner we can get out the gin, eh?

Henry Reed (Hilda of Private Life)

I exercise strong self control. I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast. W.C. Fields

 

I would like to observe the vermouth from across the room while I drink my martini.

Winston Churchill

I like to have a Martini, two at the very most; three, I’m under the table, four I’m under my host!

Dorothy Parker

They all thought she was dead; but my father he kept ladling gin down her throat till she came to so sudden that she bit the bowl off the spoon.

George Bernard Shaw, ‘Pygmalion’

When a man who is drinking neat gin starts talking about his mother he is past all argument. C.S. Forester, The African Queen

 

 

The only time I ever enjoyed ironing was the day I accidentally got gin in the steam iron.

Phyllis Diller

When a man who is drinking neat gin starts talking about his mother he is past all argument.

C.S. Forester, The African Queen

No doubt there are other cracking gin quotations out there! Are there any you think we should add to our list?

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