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What AreYou Drinking- Right Now?
nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2016-11-13 9:30 pm   Permalink

Had the best Zombie Ive ever had at the bar in the Raymond Restaurant (South Pasadena, Ca.) Three different rums including Lemon Hart , Rhum Clement, and Plantation Five year old. For garnish the Barkeep breaks out a torch and sears the pineapple along with the umbrella.




My wife had a Blue Steel (Gin) and. a Mai Tai. Blue steel was great-Mai Tai was very good.





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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2016-11-13 9:30 pm   Permalink



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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2169
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2016-11-14 07:29 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-11-12 07:04, tikiskip wrote:
"My vermouths are always put back on the shelf with a squirt of nitrogen to purge oxidants and then refrigerated"

So Ace where do you get the nitrogen?
What does it look like, a small can?

Think I could use that.




Skip, I bought a can of nitrogen at Total Wine. It's $10 a can, and should last me quite a while. The problem is that the can is quite large, so I'm working on a different solution with a device which is smaller. Pictures are below.

Basically, I'm going to use food-grade CO2 with a small hand-held bike tire inflator with a trigger. Then I'll make a special home-made nozzle to inject gas into my bottles.

The bike inflator costs $15 at Wal-Mart and comes with one 16g unthreaded CO2 cartridge. It has a nice finger trigger, perfect for bar use. Then I can get *30* 16g unthreaded CO2 cartridges on eBay for about $35.

The nozzle will be made from a plastic adapter (2-pk is 97 cents at Wal-Mart) and I'll glue a tube from the nitrogen can into the adapter. I'll post a photo later when I've got this made, I just bought all this stuff day before yesterday, so I haven't got it built yet.

Yes, this whole setup is damn expensive. But I have four different vermouths that I want to preserve, so the benefit is worth the effort and money for the convenience of not having bottles of vermouth go bad, and for sharing with others here on TC. If this turns out to work great, then I may create a new thread as a "bar hack" for those who have pesky spirits which may go bad when exposed to air inside the bottle.

Here are the pics. Hope this helps you and others.

The can I bought at Total Wine. This works fine if you don't mind the size of the can:


This is much smaller and MUCH sexier to whip out at your bar:


This is how you get your cost down - buy on eBay in small or large quantities:



 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Joined: Jun 07, 2008
Posts: 1393
From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2016-11-14 8:50 pm   Permalink

Yesterday, I celebrated finally completing the Smuggler's Cove trading card set by making four cocktails that I had yet to try. In order of preference ...


Barbados Rum Punch


The Chadburn


Bombo


Sparkling Mai Tai

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The Below Decks
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Joined: Apr 26, 2013
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Posted: 2016-11-16 09:46 am   Permalink

Blind Rabbit Three Hour Tour!



 
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Posted: 2016-11-17 09:06 am   Permalink

Blind Rabbit Hawaiian Sour!



 
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The Below Decks
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Posted: 2016-11-18 12:04 pm   Permalink

Blind Rabbit Ramos Gin Fizz!



 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4475
Posted: 2016-11-18 4:59 pm   Permalink

Dam Ace I got two of these iSi Whippers.
Whips are fun, buy a whip and make some cool food stuff too.

Now can I run the N2O in my car to make it go faster?
http://www.creamright.com/product/WCD-MN-ISI2441.html?gclid=CLSUqL3Ns9ACFQWpaQodcWgPfg
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-11-18 9:59 pm   Permalink










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hang10tiki
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Posts: 7216
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2016-11-19 4:39 pm   Permalink

Title changed to "what will you be drinking"


Walked in to pay for some gas and saw this



My favorite beer
Habanero Sculpin
4.99 a six pak
U kidding me





Bought it all




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lunavideogames
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Joined: May 09, 2012
Posts: 1848
From: San Diego
Posted: 2016-11-19 5:09 pm   Permalink

Are you sure that's not Grapefruit Sculpin?!?

 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 6966
Posted: 2016-11-19 7:53 pm   Permalink


hang10tiki I just walked into the Cancer Society Discovery Shop and found hundreds of unopened jars of glaze. I spent $600. Now I can't retire from ceramics for another 20 years. How fast will you use up that beer? Hugs, Wendy
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2016-11-19 9:35 pm   Permalink

Treg- 16 wonderful habanero six paks

Wendy- not sure how long it will be around
But not 20 yrs

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Hurricane Hayward
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From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2016-11-20 12:19 am   Permalink

The latest update of The Atomic Grog's tribute recipe for Dr. Fong, inspired by Don the Beachcomber's classic Doctor Funk ...



http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2013/02/03/lost-cocktails-of-the-mai-kai-the-late-dr-fong-has-a-funky-and-famous-history/

Also updated, the tribute recipe and story behind Hanalei Bay, which disappeared from The Mai-Kai's menu in the late 1960s.
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/11/20/lost-cocktails-of-the-mai-kai-take-a-trip-back-to-hanalei-bay-where-zombies-lurk/



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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-11-20 4:32 pm   Permalink

Ok
I know I made fun of this can recently

I saw it again
Asked sales person about it
He said it was good
So





Well
I must say
Not bad at all

But I still prefer an IPA
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