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Pimento Liqueur
thejab
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Posted: 2007-07-11 10:48 am   Permalink

Great to see you posting Dr. Cocktail! Your Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails is one of my favorite, and most utilized, books of classic cocktails, along with the Beachbum's books, and the Esquire drink book. Wish I could attend Tales of the Cocktail, but Tiki Central will be well represented by Martiki's (long-time TC poster, tropical drink expert, and co-owner/manager of Forbidden Island) presence there.

 
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tikibars
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Posted: 2007-07-11 12:28 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-07-11 10:48, thejab wrote:
Great to see you posting Dr. Cocktail! Your Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails is one of my favorite, and most utilized, books of classic cocktails, along with the Beachbum's books, and the Esquire drink book.



These books are also my specific favorites, along with the old Savoy Cocktail Book.

Thanks everyone who posted reports about Reggae Treats... time to finally score some of this stuff!


 
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Rum Balls
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Posted: 2007-07-12 06:49 am   Permalink

I've always assumed my surname "Pimentel" was derived from the "pimento" pepper, but now I'm going to go with the explanation that it's from "pimento" liqueur. "So what's your last name mean?" "Alcohol."
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leisure master
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Posted: 2007-07-21 07:28 am   Permalink

In case anyone is on the fence about ordering the pimento liquor - here's another positive review for Reggae Treats. I just got 2 bottles of pimento and some jamaican ginger beer (love a good dark and stormy) within 3 weeks of ordering. Just passin' it on.

Joe
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Koolau
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Posted: 2007-07-22 03:33 am   Permalink

I just made a batch from the recipe in the most recent Imbibe magazine (allspice berries, 151 rum, brown sugar syrup). I don't know if it tastes "right", but it sure tastes damn good.

 
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2007-07-23 09:34 am   Permalink

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On 2007-07-22 03:33, Koolau wrote:
I just made a batch from the recipe in the most recent Imbibe magazine (allspice berries, 151 rum, brown sugar syrup). I don't know if it tastes "right", but it sure tastes damn good.


Well, if you just made a batch, you need to let it rest about a month. Then it gets magical.


 
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martiki
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Posted: 2007-07-23 6:14 pm   Permalink

I just had Chuck Taggart's from Imbibe, made by Chuck. Quite good.



Just between you, me, and the internet, it will soon be available again commercially in the US.

Can't say exactly when or tell you who's doing it, but it's coming.

In the meantime- keep making it!


 
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Koolau
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Posted: 2007-07-23 10:27 pm   Permalink

GatorRob - should the homemade Pimento Dram be refrigerated, or would it be better to leave it out on the counter to age for that month?

 
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2007-07-24 12:20 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-07-23 22:27, Koolau wrote:
GatorRob - should the homemade Pimento Dram be refrigerated, or would it be better to leave it out on the counter to age for that month?


I made a bottle months ago (a little of this goes a long way in a drink) and it's never been refrigerated and it's fine. It has what, a cup or so of 151 proof Demerara rum in it? That's enough alcohol to kill anything that might attempt to grow in it.


 
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2007-07-24 12:32 pm   Permalink

Martin, you tease! That IS good news. Hope to see it on the store shelves before long. But I've got to say, it's never going to sell to an American market with a name like Pimento Dram. If you said to a roomful of people "Who wants to taste some Pimento Dram?", you'd get a roomful of scrunched up noses and few takers I bet. I'm thinking Allspice Liqueur would have a much better chance of selling. Or how about "Christmas In A Bottle".

 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2007-07-24 12:36 pm   Permalink

Bottle of the Wray and Nephew come up on Ebay regularly if anyone wants to taste compare.
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martiki
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Posted: 2007-07-25 09:39 am   Permalink

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On 2007-07-24 12:32, GatorRob wrote:
Martin, you tease! That IS good news. Hope to see it on the store shelves before long. But I've got to say, it's never going to sell to an American market with a name like Pimento Dram. If you said to a roomful of people "Who wants to taste some Pimento Dram?", you'd get a roomful of scrunched up noses and few takers I bet. I'm thinking Allspice Liqueur would have a much better chance of selling. Or how about "Christmas In A Bottle".



I said exactly that to the manufacturers- one agreed, and one did not. I think Allspice Liqueur is the way to go as well.


 
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UtopianDreem
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Posted: 2007-07-31 10:17 am   Permalink

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On 2007-07-25 09:39, martiki wrote:
I said exactly that to the manufacturers- one agreed, and one did not. I think Allspice Liqueur is the way to go as well.



Hope the manufacturers think it out a little more. When I was asking around for availability, people usually think pimento=the pepper used to stuff olives. The alternate name for the allspice isn't as widely known.
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Melintur
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Posted: 2007-07-31 4:22 pm   Permalink

I personally like "English Pepper" as the nomenclature goes.

 
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van Oosten
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Posted: 2007-08-08 6:50 pm   Permalink

Consider that the Dram can also serve as a base for Wassail punch...

btw. very glad to join the discussion here.


 
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