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crazy al
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Joined: Jun 25, 2002
Posts: 1841
From: CA
Posted: 2005-01-12 8:18 pm   Permalink

Thanks for all the great submissions to the "Monkey Mai Tai Search"
What a daunting task it has been (if not a pain in the ass) to hunt down the ingredients and get to mixing. On the other hand it has been a delight to swig a few tantalizing monkey treats.
With careful consideration and input from a few devoted Ape fans, (with very large Tiki Bars, or liquor cabinets) here are four favorites for the tiki public to sample... survey... savor... and post your idea which is best.

On Wed. the 19th these comments will be taken into consideration in picking two final recipes for the "Monkey Mai Tai Taste Off!" on Sat. the 22cd. benefiting World Relief! see events post.....
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=12732&forum=4&0

The most favored recipe of this event will determine what the final 'Monkey Mai Tai' is 'based' on, and the winner of a Sold Out Limited Edition Mug!

Keep in mind the Band is looking for a Mai Tai.... we all know Tangy is better then Sugary Sweet.... or do we....

here are the four recipes to check out.... drink/judge responsibly.
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1. Drunken Hat



1 oz mt gay extra old
1 oz cruzan single barrel
1 oz bols creme de banana
1/4 rock candy syrup
1/2 passion fruit syrup
1 oz fresh lime juice



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2. Bamboo Ben (sort of)



equal parts...

Light Rum
Dark Rum
(from Barbados only!!!)
Fresh Orange Juice
Fresh Pineapple Juice

squeez of lime
1 oz. 99 bananas


Fuck the garnish! (Sam Lord did not do garnishes!!)

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3. Hale Tiki #1



(a blended Mai Tai? not recommended, but could be ground breaking)
3oz Appleton Estate Extra Jamaican Rum
3oz Mount Gay Eclipse Barbados Rum
1oz Banana Liquor
1oz Rock Candy Syrup
1oz Almond Syrup or Orgeat
Juice from one Lime

Pour ingredients into a blender, along with 7 ice cubes and a whole banana.

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4. Hale Tiki #2



The Bacardi Ape Mai Tai

3oz Banana Juice (Goya has it)
2oz Bacardi 8
2oz Bacardi Anejo`
1oz Unfiltered Pineapple Juice
.5oz Rock Candy
.25oz Sweet & Sour
Juice from half a lime

Prepare as you wish, perhaps using shaved ice.
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Have Fun... Stay Tiki!


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TikiHula
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From: SacTown
Posted: 2005-01-12 9:14 pm   Permalink

I gotta say, I had the pleasure of tasting Drunken Hat's recipe- made by theDrunkenHat himself- and it was very good. Just the right amount of sweetness and banana flavor- it's got my vote!
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crazy al
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From: CA
Posted: 2005-01-12 9:30 pm   Permalink

alright here's my first choice...

not that Bamboo Ben is a good friend... f' him I always say...

but if you are stuck on an island or lost in the jungles somewheres with a bunch of apes... and all you have to make a mai tai is what ya got.... then Ben's recipe is it... ya can't go off and get Trader Vic's this and creemed'da that......... and there is always 99 bananas to ferment!

99 bananas??? some like it others not.... but it added just the right something.. not sugary sweet at all and a nice 'Kick! I'm a big fan of Coconut drinks, but most are too sweet for a mai tai.

alright, seeing that Ben's Recipe was fixed and he is about as close to me as my toe jam, if it wins... the Limited Edition Ape Mug might have to go to Hale Tiki.........

i'll have to hit the souse to decide on another runner up......


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KuKuAhu
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Joined: Dec 23, 2002
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From: Kahiki, Ohio
Posted: 2005-01-13 07:20 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-01-12 21:30, crazy al wrote:



99 bananas??? some like it others not.... but it added just the right something.. not sugary sweet at all and a nice 'Kick!





Yeah, I'm a big fan of it myself.



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freddiefreelance
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2005-01-13 07:54 am   Permalink

Even if it doesn't win, I think "The Drunken Hat" is a great name for a drink.
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martiki
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Posted: 2005-01-13 09:39 am   Permalink

Except that the Drunken Hat is a person, and not a drink name!

Unless it's like the song In a Big Country, from the band Big Country, on the album Big Country.



 
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martiki
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Posted: 2005-01-13 10:19 am   Permalink

Well, I made them all. Some more than once. Two of my four finalists made the the finals listed above, but let me go over my tasting notes here. And yes, Rebecca and I took this plenty seriously (what else would you expect from a type-A shmuck like me?) And please, don't anyone take these things personally. I had one of my original concoctions blasted by thejab a few years ago, and I still like the son of a bitch.







#2 Bamboo Ben

It's hard to know, because when the recipe was originally posted, it had Galliano in it and didn't have 99 Bananas or lime juice. So...I guess I'll have to make it again!

#4 Hale Tiki #2

It's got a delicious and dynamic flavor, loaded with "Mexacardi", and well balanced. But have to echo Al's concerns here: Banana Juice?! It was not easy to find.

#1 Drunken Hat

Excellent balance of sweet and and tart, and smooth character from using premium rums. Ultimately I felt that the consistency was a little too syrupy and that the passion fruit and banana didn't get along as well as I'd hoped. I even made it twice with Monin and Vic's passion fruit to compare.

#3 Hale Tiki #1

This may come as a shock, but the best way to achieve real banana flavor...is with a real banana. And the only way to incorporate real banana successfully into a drink is to blend it. (Go on, try shaking a banana some time. Doesn't strain so hot.) I don't normally care for blended drinks, but this one achieves a simple magic. You've got a few of the classic Mai Tai elements, every flavor is loud and clear. And banana and almond positively love each other. Obviously, it's a drink for two with that much rum, and you had better have a good lime because you'll need every drop to keep it from being too sweet. (at least 1 oz, if not a pinch more) But it's a winner in my book.

I vote for #3.


 
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crazy al
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From: CA
Posted: 2005-01-13 6:37 pm   Permalink

so'... a daring vote for the taboo Blended Mai Tai! Hmmmmmm... inside scoop i found out the Lucky Tiki has no blender.... something about not cool in suck a cool Tiki bar... ok, i made the 'not cool' part up, but it might be true to some...

if this 'black sheep' wins a spot... i'll bring the blender a guess


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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2005-01-13 7:10 pm   Permalink

If only I could go. Ah, I get to be the black sheep. FANTASTIC! I do well in that role, really. I much appreciate the offer to bring the blender!

 
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crazy al
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Posted: 2005-01-14 9:35 pm   Permalink

Hay Mr. Hale??

could you post where to find the
"3oz Banana Juice (Goya has it) "

Folks aint ever going to mix this one...
However a bar might stock it if the drink sells....
thanks


 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2005-01-14 10:00 pm   Permalink

Are there internet connections on the slopes these days????

 
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floratina
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Posted: 2005-01-14 10:01 pm   Permalink

Is this supposed to a Mai Tai in name only, or is the drink to really be Mai Tai-esque? Having not tasted any of these recipes, the ingredients of Hale Tiki #1 seems to fit the description of a real Mai Tai with a "Monkey" (banana) twist. On the other hand, I do love 99 Bananas.

 
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crazy al
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Posted: 2005-01-14 10:09 pm   Permalink

why call it a mai tai if it aint a mai tai...
am working with the recipes given in the original post

but the band favors a simple Mai Tai with an Ape accent!!!


 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2005-01-14 11:05 pm   Permalink

Ok, How bout the Original Don Beach but instead of the rum, throw in Absolte Vodka!

And, hang one of those plastic monkeys on the edge of the mug.

And, spill it on a Ape CD so you got to buy another one?

(anyone who wants to say yuck to the above drink can take it up with Mrs. T of the Mai Kai and myself. Everyone who was at Daves Elvis After Party hurricane night, that's what you were drinking.)


 
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floratina
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Posted: 2005-01-14 11:46 pm   Permalink

How about Hale #1 with Ben's 99 Bananas suggestion instead of banana liqueur? I love the "Curious George" that they serve at the Purple Orchid and it seems to me the magical tastiness of this drink comes from fresh banana. Well, it sure tastes like it.

 
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