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#361 lesliec

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 10:28 PM

Details on the homemade curacao?

 

Jerry Thomas's recipe.  Go here and scroll down to recipe 188 on page 73 (for some reason searching the book, even for 'Curacoa' as Thomas spells it, is unreliable).

 

If you're in, or visiting, or know somebody from, New Zealand there's a 'commercial' version available from the man who makes Gunpowder Rum.


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#362 Craig E

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 10:58 PM

Jerry Thomas's recipe.  Go here and scroll down to recipe 188 on page 73 (for some reason searching the book, even for 'Curacoa' as Thomas spells it, is unreliable).

Excellent! Now let's see, where did I leave my carbonate of potash...?


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#363 lesliec

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:19 PM

Excellent! Now let's see, where did I leave my carbonate of potash...?

 

I found mine at a brewing supplies shop.  And I found a much larger pot of alum than I'm likely to need at a pharmacist's.

 

The two tricky parts are figuring out what whiskey to base it on, and measuring in drachms.  I've had it made with Ardbeg, but I really wouldn't recommend it.


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#364 Hassouni

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:29 PM

Sadly kind of sorry looking mint.  Half the bunch rots before, try as I might, I can use it up.  

 

Time to get into mojitos and mint juleps?



#365 JoNorvelleWalker

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 08:09 PM

Believe me, I can stuff an awful lot of mint into a mai tai or zombie.  It's just that it's difficult to have more than a few of these a night:

 

1 1/2 oz Appleton 12

1 1/2 oz Flor de Cana 12

1 oz Lemon Hart 151

1/2 oz Taylor's Falernum

1 1/4 oz fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon grenadine

10 ml fresh white grapefruit juice

5 ml tincture of cinnamon

1 dash Angostura

12 drops Jade 1901

 

 

Flor de Cana is new for me.  I like this a lot, even at low proof.  Though I suspect I would like it even better with a funkier Jamaican than Appleton.

 

But the important thing is I now have several delightful zombie variations.