||mai tai help - bevmo
Joined: Jun 13, 2006
From: Birdland - San Diego
|Posted: 2012-07-31 10:14 am  Permalink|
On 2012-07-30 18:39, mcmtiki wrote:
By searching the list and the web it seems that Trader Vic's no longer sells a Navy Grog mix nor a Navy Grog concentrate -- is that true?
Not sure. The TV web store shows that its web site is currently down for maintenance. I'd check back in a week or two,
[ This Message was edited by: arriano 2012-07-31 10:14 ]
Joined: Aug 12, 2011
|Posted: 2012-07-31 1:53 pm  Permalink|
Just e-mailed Trader Vic's HQ and got a very swift, friendly reply. In a nutshell: "Navy Grog Mix is not currently available and the Concentrate is for Trader Vic’s restaurants only."
Grand Member (7 years)
Joined: Oct 04, 2004
From: Portland, OR
|Posted: 2012-08-01 08:18 am  Permalink|
I bought a bottle of the Navy Grog Mix once, and regretted wasting my $$ on it. BLECH!
Joined: Aug 03, 2011
From: Potomac Falls, VA
|Posted: 2012-08-01 1:42 pm  Permalink|
At this point, I wouldn't buy any of the Trader Vic's-branded products. They're full of HFCS and God knows what else.
Joined: Jun 03, 2009
From: Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn
|Posted: 2012-08-03 7:14 pm  Permalink|
On 2012-07-24 14:27, lunavideogames wrote:
I recently went to Trader Vic's downtown and I had 4 drinks. All of them were way too sweet and syrupy for my taste. I am going to try the one in Beverly Hills next month, I hope it is better. Thumbs down on all Trader Vic's drinks from me. I am sure that they are far from the original recipes at this point though.
Then I'm sorry, but the only way to rectify this problem will be flying to Tokyo to have a Mai Tai at the Trader Vic's there. I wish there was an easier way to get you a good TV Mai Tai but this is the only way.
Joined: Jul 24, 2012
From: New York
|Posted: 2012-08-04 12:59 pm  Permalink|
I came across this recipe in a 1969 book called the amateur bartenders Hawaiian friend,it's called a zombie sleepwalker-1oz dark rum-1oz light rum-1oz Jamaican rum-4 dashes cherry brandy- 4 dashes apricot brandy-1 dash papaya juice- juice of half lime-serve over ice with your favorite fruit garnish- flame with 151 If you dare-ENJOY
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Joined: May 09, 2012
From: San Diego
|Posted: 2012-08-04 3:02 pm  Permalink|
Next time I am in Tokyo I'll have to try one!
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Joined: Oct 05, 2008
From: Agoura Hills, CA
|Posted: 2012-08-04 3:36 pm  Permalink|
Regarding the Trader Vic's Navy Grog mix...A little over a year ago I ran across a post on sloshed.com detailing their attempts to recreate a Tiki Puka Puka from the published Trader Vic's recipe which calls for 3 ounces of said Navy Grog mix. To replicate the mix, they took to searching the internet. That led to a post by PiPhiRho here on Tiki Central and were inspired to create their version of the Navy Grog mix.
Which is just a long way of saying that one answer to Trader Vic's Navy Grog mix is right here on Tiki Central, so long as you're ok with the DIY method. Which, by the way, is totally worth it. I make mine with a bit of cardamom included and overall it's pretty darn close to Trader Vic's mix.
Mahalo to PiPhiRho for the original post detailing the DIY method!
if it's not a little complicated, it's probably not worth it.
Joined: Dec 29, 2010
|Posted: 2012-08-10 6:09 pm  Permalink|
Make it the way the experts do it.. Just be sure you're not doing it all wrong..
Joined: May 04, 2010
|Posted: 2012-08-19 11:35 pm  Permalink|
Yeah the TV mix they use in house is not what they sell online
If you are ONLY trying to make the Navy Grog, the recipe I posted above will taste almost identical to the Navy Grog at TV and it uses better ingredients
One of my other fav's is the Puka Puka - the Puka Puka in the Beachbum book does not taste the same, so you probably have to get friendly with your local TV bartender or break out the chemistry set and get to work