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What's your latest rum purchase?
mikehooker
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Posted: 2016-02-16 3:49 pm   Permalink

A kind-hearted member of TC was gracious enough to deliver me two additional bottles of Stiggins from Houston since he knew I coudn't find anymore around here. Meanwhile, I made my own pineapple-infused rum from Plantation dark and freshly cut pineapple to compare and determine if the arsenal of real stuff should be heartily enjoyed now or preserved for the long haul. Will post my findings on the Pineapple-Infused Rum thread.




 
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Warboys
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Posted: 2016-02-27 09:13 am   Permalink

Finally got some Pernod so I can make a god damned Jet Pilot... although my Remixed recipe for a Test Pilot seems very different to the LH151 Jet Pilot I seem to recall from a couple of months ago. I think I'm gonna go with the Pegu Blog version, since it uses a lot more of my newer purchases



First attempt at homemade Pernod so check in 'What are you drinking right now?' tomorrow to see the results

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kkocka
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Posted: 2016-02-28 1:36 pm   Permalink

Yeah a Test Pilot =/= Jet Pilot. I'm not sure why sometimes people say they're related at all, because I've never seen any recipe that links the two. Anyway that Jet Pilot will be worth it - it knocked off Navy Grog as my favorite exotic cocktail.
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mikehooker
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Posted: 2016-02-28 3:16 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-02-27 09:13, Warboys wrote:
Finally got some Pernod so I can make a god damned Jet Pilot...

[ This Message was edited by: Warboys 2016-02-27 09:13 ]



I highly recommend the Atomic Grog's Jet Pilot recipe. Best version I've tried and one of the finest drinks I've ever had. I'm actually not a fan of the Steve Crane recipe and the Test Pilot isn't nearly as intricate. You'll need fassionola to make it. Not sure if you've gotten or made that yet.




I went a little crazy this weekend. Local chain store had a "dollar over cost" sale and I couldn't resist restocking some essentials I was running low on at those prices. The back row is three bottles of Stiggins


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2016-02-28 4:48 pm   Permalink

Nice selection Mike. Needs a bottle or two of Havana Club to make it perfect
Cheers


 
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mikehooker
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Posted: 2016-02-28 9:55 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-02-28 16:48, nui 'umi 'umi wrote:
Nice selection Mike. Needs a bottle or two of Havana Club to make it perfect
Cheers




Ha. If only my local Austin store carried any. Maybe soon...


 
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Warboys
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Posted: 2016-02-29 01:18 am   Permalink

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On 2016-02-28 13:36, kkocka wrote:
Yeah a Test Pilot =/= Jet Pilot. I'm not sure why sometimes people say they're related at all, because I've never seen any recipe that links the two.




Ahh in Beachbum Remixed there is no Jet Pilot, only a Test Pilot recipe that mentions that some people call it a 'Jet Pilot'. I went with the Sippin Safari recipe (via Pegu Blog) and it was pretty damned delicious. Not sure what my Falernum is supposed to taste like but the whole drink was very complex to make and taste

I also made a Zombie. I'm not sure if I like it, which is weird because I've enjoyed them in the past. I know it was meant to be strong but I felt that the alcohol was better masked in previous Zombies I've had at bars... I used the Beachbum Remixed Zombie (Original) recipe.

I didn't have white grapefruit for the Don's Mix, so I used my regular pink one... perhaps that was off.

Or my Falernum was weird (although my Jet Pilot was a success).

Or my rum mixes didn't blend so well... I used Bacardi 8 for the Puerto Rican, LH151, and Appleton V/X for the dark Jamaican.

It was nice, but it wasn't DELICIOUS which is my benchmark for a good tiki cocktail


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2016-03-04 9:14 pm   Permalink

Anyone try Trader Joe’s “Rum of the Gods”? It’s from Barbados and Bajan rums are some of my favorites. The 6.99 price (California) has me a bit leery. I was in the store today to grab some Mt. Gay and noticed their brand for the 1rst time.
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2016-03-05 10:22 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-03-04 21:14, nui 'umi 'umi wrote:
Anyone try Trader Joe’s “Rum of the Gods”? It’s from Barbados and Bajan rums are some of my favorites. The 6.99 price (California) has me a bit leery. I was in the store today to grab some Mt. Gay and noticed their brand for the 1rst time.
Cheers



ah man, i wish the Trader Joe's here sold liquor.

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kkocka
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Posted: 2016-03-06 12:19 am   Permalink

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On 2016-03-04 21:14, nui 'umi 'umi wrote:
Anyone try Trader Joe’s “Rum of the Gods”? The 6.99 price (California) has me a bit leery.



Keep in mind that it can't be worse than Bacardi. At one WalMart near me I can get a 750ml bottle of Cruzan for $7, so don't let price be the sole influence.
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2016-03-06 4:47 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-03-06 00:19, kkocka wrote:
Quote:

On 2016-03-04 21:14, nui 'umi 'umi wrote:
Anyone try Trader Joe’s “Rum of the Gods”? The 6.99 price (California) has me a bit leery.



Keep in mind that it can't be worse than Bacardi. At one WalMart near me I can get a 750ml bottle of Cruzan for $7, so don't let price be the sole influence.



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rbeyer68
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Posted: 2016-03-07 07:55 am   Permalink

My recent trip to Cancun was a success.



The 325ml Cabrito was part of a package deal with a 750ml bottle that we used to make Margarita's while at the hotel. It is cheap but not bad for mixing.



La Europa is a great store in the hotel zone. I could spent a lot more money there!


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2016-03-07 1:20 pm   Permalink

Nice score on that Havana Club rbeyer.
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mikehooker
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Posted: 2016-03-07 2:22 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-03-07 07:55, rbeyer68 wrote:
My recent trip to Cancun was a success.



La Europa is a great store in the hotel zone. I could spent a lot more money there!



A friend of mine who recently came back from a trip to Mexico was forced to pour out his Havana Club at the border. Anyone else have a problem bringing Cuban rums into the US via Mexico? I assume you flew back, how did you declare your rums?


 
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rbeyer68
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Posted: 2016-03-08 05:43 am   Permalink


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A friend of mine who recently came back from a trip to Mexico was forced to pour out his Havana Club at the border. Anyone else have a problem bringing Cuban rums into the US via Mexico? I assume you flew back, how did you declare your rums?
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Yes, I flew back. I declared that I had 3 bottles of alcohol and had no issues. My bag was also searched by TSA and no problems.

I have read that the border agents are more forgiving with the thawed relations towards Cuba when it involves small quantities. I guess that was not the case in your friends case.

I was very close to buying some 15 yr old but was worried that my $135 investment would be lost at the border.


 
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