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#451 JoNorvelleWalker

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 09:10 PM

Hell yes. I wish it was warm enough here to truly appreciate such drinks

 

Is it below the freezing point of ethanol?  Finishing up my mai tai at the moment.  My complaint with the jet pilot is that it is similar to and about as much trouble as a zombie and the zombie is much better.  Your mileage may vary.


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#452 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 11:11 AM

From this weekend's Rum Barrel Challenge, the Bum Barrel (adapted from Jeff Berry) with Smith & Cross Jamaican rum, Plantation Barbados 5 years, lime, white grapefruit, orange, passion fruit syrup, honey syrup, Angostura bitters. I reduced the amount of orange juice and passion fruit syrup a bit and skipped the soda water that the original recipe called for.

 

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#453 Moto

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 12:06 PM

Beautiful photos as always. Love the poolside moai. 


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#454 Rafa

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 01:16 PM

Last night a slightly altered Jet Pilot:

1 1/4 oz Appleton VX
1/2 oz Smith & Cross
1/4 oz Blackstrap
1 oz grapefruit
3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz honey
1/2 oz cinnamon
1 dash absinthe
1 dash ango
Crushed ice
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”In Demerara some of the rum producers have a unique custom of placing chunks of raw meat in the casks to assist in aging, to absorb certain impurities, and to add a certain distinctive character.” -Peter Valaer, "Foreign and Domestic Rum," 1937


#455 Fernet-Bronco

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 08:12 AM

 

Or, you could try the eponymous cocktail for his new spot, Lost Lake:

 
2 oz Appleton V/X
3/4 oz Passion Fruit Syrup (B.G. Reynolds’)
3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz pineapple juice
1/4 oz Maraschino
1/4 oz Campari
 
Shake with ice, strain over crushed ice.

 

 

Made a batch of these last night. So delicious. I think Campari is my favorite tiki secret weapon. (Looking at you, Jungle Bird--which also pairs it with pineapple juice.) I love the grassy, chocolatey funk that the Maraschino brings here too. Trying to use up a bottle of B.G. Reynolds' passion fruit syrup before it goes off so there may be many more Lost Lakes in my immediate future.


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#456 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 09:37 AM

Last night's Don the Beachcomber 1934 Zombie from the Zombie Challenge 2015 with Plantation Barbados 5, Appleton 12, Lost Spirits Cuban-inspired 151, lime juice, homemade Don's Mix and falernum, Angostura bitters, St. George absinthe, and grenadine. High octane for sure.

 

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Did a little impromptu 151 tasting in the process. The Lemon Hart has richer/deeper caramel notes and is smoother than the Lost Spirits, which is high on banana notes (think bananas foster).

 

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#457 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 10:36 AM

Also from this weekend - Trader Vic Mai Tais with Denizen Merchant's Reserve rum, lime juice, Clement Creole shrubb, homemade orgeat, simple syrup. This rum is really great when I don't want to make my own mix for Mai Tais. I finished my bottle of Creole shrubb and decided to replace it once I realized I could get it for $25.

 

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#458 EvergreenDan

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 01:42 PM

The Easter Island head looks jealous.


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Posted 15 June 2015 - 03:24 PM

Last night's Don the Beachcomber 1934 Zombie from the Zombie Challenge 2015 with Plantation Barbados 5, Appleton 12, Lost Spirits Cuban-inspired 151, lime juice, homemade Don's Mix and falernum, Angostura bitters, St. George absinthe, and grenadine. High octane for sure.

 

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Did a little impromptu 151 tasting in the process. The Lemon Hart has richer/deeper caramel notes and is smoother than the Lost Spirits, which is high on banana notes (think bananas foster).

 

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Now that Lemon Hart appears to out of production yet again have you seen/tried the new Hamilton 151 Demerara rum yet? I am curious to try it next to old and new Lemon Hart and perhaps the Plantation and Lost Spirits over proofs.


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#460 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 03:46 PM

Now that Lemon Hart appears to out of production yet again have you seen/tried the new Hamilton 151 Demerara rum yet? I am curious to try it next to old and new Lemon Hart and perhaps the Plantation and Lost Spirits over proofs.

 

I've had it, but not side by side. These guys did a comparison and here were their impressions:

 

The Hamilton rums have the same smokiness and complexity, but also seem to be a little less polished, which can be a good thing in sweet Tiki drinks. The 151 rum especially packs a slightly harder punch, while Lemon Hart 151 is just a bit mellower. In the end, it’s a toss-up, but those who prefer their rum to be slightly more aggressive will enjoy mixing with the Hamilton rums.


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#461 tanstaafl2

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 03:07 PM

I've had it, but not side by side. These guys did a comparison and here were their impressions:

 

 

Great link! Thanks.


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#462 pistolabella

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 03:57 PM

My boyfriend and I very recently jumped into tiki drinkdom after getting interested in making good cocktails and curating a nice home bar over the winter. A recent favorite is the riviera di potente, we followed the recipe from Cocktail Virgin. Plantation Barbados 5 year, el dorado 151 ( we don't have Lemonhart), Amaro Ramazzotti, St. elder, cinnamon syrup, lime juice, Absinthe and Angostura. Deeee-lightful.
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