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  1. Punky Monkey from the Beachbum Berry app (Scarlet Ibis rum, bourbon, lemon juice, cardamom, pineapple juice, simple, angostura, peychaud bitters), This was disappointing. I like bourbon, but it dominated this drink in an unpleasant way. After tossing that one, I tried the Sherry Longboard from "Tiki Drinks" (sherry, pineapple juice and simple). Not bad, but a little too sweet.
  2. Definitely, but I need to get some first!
  3. Skin Diver from Beachbum Berry Remixed. Lemon juice, orange (used clementine juice), Puerto Rican gold rum (subbed Santa Teresa), demerara rum (used El Dorado), honey syrup, cream, angostura. Should I be embarrassed that I had 3 of these today?!
  4. Novo Fogo's Chameleon cachaca. I normally buy the Silver; the Chameleon is aged in oak for a year and I was worried I was getting the "worst of both worlds", but it's turned out to be fantastic in caipirinhas. This is my third bottle!
  5. Halloween tiki drinks from Three Dots and a Dash in Chicago. First one is their painkiller (which contains a pandan syrup and was delicious), second one was a cacao nib infused rum with coconut and pineapple.
  6. Skullduggery from Tiki Drinks: passionfruit puree, dark rum, overproof rum, pineapple juice and coconut cream.
  7. Another run to Hi-Times. Doing some tiki exploration.
  8. Does this count as modern tiki? Plantation pineapple rum, coconut cream, lime, kaffir lime and salt.
  9. Does anyone know what happened to the Speakeasy Cocktail app? I bought it a few years ago, but it's disappeared off my phone and the app store says it's been "removed".
  10. mukki

    Falernum: The Topic

    Thanks for the replies! Off to order some cinnamon syrup, too....
  11. mukki

    "The PDT Cocktail Book"

    I recently defrosted a package of Goya passionfruit puree and was looking for some drinks to use it in and came across PDT's Luau (not remembering that I actually made one years ago and posted it in this thread!). This time I reduced the rums to 2 oz - having made a few tiki drinks recently, I'm not sure I'm ready for 2 oz+ drinks in the middle of the day - and increased the passionfruit puree by 1/2 oz. While I liked the drink last time (apparently) and noted that it was a strong drink, I loved it this time. Used Skipper rum and Appleton Reserve. I came across Skipper after having a Hua Hin Beach cocktail at Kin Khao in SF (Skipper rum, lime, coconut cream, salt, kaffir lime and chocolate stout) and am a longtime fan of Appleton.
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    Falernum: The Topic

    Any opinions on the BG Reynold's falernum syrup? I've only used the John Taylor Velvet Falernum and am not quite up to making my own yet. Hi Times carries Tippleman's Falernum, but haven't seen that mentioned anywhere either.
  13. All of Fuchsia Dunlop's books. I cook out of them at least 3 days a week. What does everyone like out of Japanese Farm Food? I've flagged a bunch of recipes, but haven't made any of them.
  14. I haven't baked much from it, but there is also Rosetta Constantino's Southern Italian Desserts.
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    Cocktail Books: The Topic

    Haven't read the whole book yet, but thought it was interesting that his tests show that room temp limes do NOT yield more juice than chilled ones. I've been leaving my limes on the counter (where they deteriorate faster), but now just put them in the fridge and juice them cold.
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    Mai Tai Recipes

    Yes, I noticed most of the recipes immediately upthread are using double the rum...
  17. mukki

    Mai Tai Recipes

    From the Small Hand Foods website: 1.5 oz aged Jamaican rum (I used Appleton Reserve) .75 oz lime juice .5 oz Cointreau .5 oz orgeat (I used St. Vincent orgeat) barspoon of demerera syrup Enjoyed this one very much, if a tad sweet.
  18. We spend a few days in Napa every summer. Goose & Gander for the excellent gruyere burger and innovative + delicious cocktails. Redd Wood for salads (especially the spring vegetables with green goddess dressing), bucatini pasta and meatballs. Skip the desserts. Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen for the Oysters Bingo and Duck Tostada (and cornbread!).
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    Korean Cookbooks

    Solomon's book was re-released in 2012: http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Asian-Cookbook-Charmaine-Solomon/dp/1742701442/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401587083&sr=8-1&keywords=charmaine+solomon If you're only interested in the Korean portion, it looks like the book has also been broken down and published by region, as well: http://www.amazon.ca/Complete-Asian-Cookbook-Japan-Korea/dp/1742706835/ref=sr_1_14?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401587205&sr=1-14&keywords=charmaine+solomon
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    Recipes with Dates

    My local Spanish restaurant makes a version of this - dates are pitted, stuffed with a bit of chorizo, wrapped in bacon and then deep fried. They are GOOD.
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    Favorite Crackers

    Mariner Water Crackers: http://www.venuswafers.com/retail/mariner-biscuit-company/ So much better than the Carr's that I used to buy. Also bought a box of corn crackers at Whole Foods that I really like. Ritz, Wheat Thins and Triscuits are all pretty good, too.
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    The Caipirinha

    I always make my caipirinhas with Leblon, but someone brought me a bottle of Sagatiba Preciosa cachaca from Brazil. Anyone have experience with the Preciosa?
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    Dinner! 2014 (Part 1)

    I've got some of that in my cupboard - it's quite good!
  24. Glue traps are horrid. My cat brought home a mouse attached to a glue trap. I made an attempt to remove the mouse from the glue... ended up drowning the poor thing in the toilet to stop its suffering. Cat came back later that afternoon with a second glue trap (no mouse this time) stuck to his fur which required some delicate fur trimming. Wonder what the neighbors thought happened to the missing glue traps...
  25. So, is this an English or Spanish version? Amazon says English, but the title is obviously Spanish. Have pre-ordered, but hoping for English...