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Ray's Mistake
thePorpoise
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2015-02-13 09:15 am   Permalink

iirc there was a decidedly different version posted way back when by Registered Astronaut that was a very tasty cocktail.

 
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kkocka
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Posted: 2015-02-13 10:14 am   Permalink

I'm tempted to stop by the Ti again today since I'm out early from work, just to try more Mistakes, but I think it'll be off to Tonga Hut instead.
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2015-02-13 10:35 am   Permalink

So, Keith, how many "mistakes" does it take before it's really not a "mistake" anymore? Heh...
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johnnyvelvet
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From: Louisiangeles
Posted: 2015-02-18 07:20 am   Permalink

Tried Icky's latest Mistake recipe last night and followed it to the letter. A bit sweeter than I anticipated, though pleasant. Not sure I'd make it again - my favorite is still the Tropical Itch. Maybe one day I'll make it to the Tiki Ti for a real one.

 
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Brandomoai
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From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted: 2015-03-06 2:04 pm   Permalink

Anyone else pick up the latest issue of Imbibe and get super excited followed by crushing disappointment? It's the LA Issue and there's a short write up on classic LA cocktails featuring, among others, a little drink known as the Ray's Mistake. When I saw the words "Head to imbibemagazine.com for the recipes" I almost lost my shit! Unfortunately, they appear to have recipes for everything BUT Ray's Mistake! I'm a little choked that they would feature it without divulging the recipe, but, oh well... Thought it was too good to be true, anyway. Still a good issue. There's a page on the Zombie and a few nods to Beachbum and the Tonga Hut as well as a nice little page on the Tiki Ti at the back!

 
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2015-04-02 7:26 pm   Permalink

I found this recipe on Orgeatworks.com
Might be fun to try. Sounds pretty close.

King's Ransom - A modern riff on the Tiki Ti's Ray's Mistake


¾ oz. Planation Barbados 5 yr rum
¾ oz. Beefeater Gin
1 oz. Myers's Dark Rum
¾ oz. lime juice
¾ oz. orange juice
½ oz. T'Orgeat
1/2 oz. Licor 43
½ oz. passion fruit nectar
2 dashes Bittermens Elemakule bitters
Shake with 3 cubes and strain over crushed ice in a tall glass
Garnish with a lime peel
Origin: Garret Richards




 
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Jeje
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From: (ice cold) Sweden
Posted: 2015-05-15 08:09 am   Permalink

Since maple syrup has been discussed a lot in this thread I thought I perhaps could ask you guys if the brands I have found where I live (in Sweden) are OK to use? I can´t tell if they are Grade A or B? How do you? The brands I have seen in the shelves are: Maple Joe and Camp.
Thanks!


 
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kkocka
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Posted: 2015-05-15 10:55 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-05-15 08:09, Jeje wrote:
Maple Joe and Camp.



I found this re: Camp -
http://www.citadelle-camp.coop/maple-syrup/Retail-Market/presentation/products/CAMP/28/Pure-Maple-Syrup.aspx It seems that there are varities you can buy, so I would simply click and check whether you're buying Grade A or Grade B.

I think typically if your syrup is Grade A then it will be marked on the label somewhere.
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tikichaser
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From: LI, NY
Posted: 2015-05-15 12:24 pm   Permalink

I could be off, but I seem to remember Ray's Mistake being reddish, and I don't see any of the ingredients in the recent posts accounting for this? Is it possible there is Fassionola or grenadine? I also remember it being like a sweet-tart (the lime/passion combo), with a hint of vanilla - so Liquor 43 as in some of the other posts may be right. I thought there was some thick ingredient poured in, and this might be a fassionola-type syrup? Fassionola was a fruit punch-tasting syrup (the modern version I bought doesn't really have much flavor, just sweet and very red). At one point I fiddled with making a sweet-tart tasting syrup out of 50% lemonade powder and 50% fruit punch powder (I know cheap, but I had them in the cabinet). Just a little of this syrup in the drink actually gave it that sweet-tart quality, almost like an alcoholic pixie stick and on the sweeter side. My drink was lime, this cheap syrup (which could be made with "real" ingredients instead), dark rum, light rum, gin, passion fruit syrup, vanilla extract (since Liquor 43 would make it too sweet)... It was the closest thing I can remember to a Ray's mistake in my mind, though the ingredients may be way off. But honestly, I think anyone's guess is a good as mine, as it's all just guesswork anyway...

 
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wupput
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Posted: 2015-06-11 10:46 am   Permalink

All right guys, here's my take, after finally drinking one of these and trying to analyze it carefully.

Things that are definitely in the drink: Vanilla, soda, gin, white rum, dark rum, lime. Probably passion fruit syrup. Probably orgeat but not much, or a weaker variety.

Things I personally don't think are in the drink: coconut anything. And not too sure about the maple syrup. If there is pineapple or orange juice it is very, very little.

It is a light drink, exceptionally smooth, but does have some alcohol, I'd say about 2 oz or more based on how I felt after the first one. But the alcohol is incredibly well masked. I would describe the drink as light and sweet, not really very tart at all.

What I would like to do is make one with the recipe people here have decided on and sneak it into the bar to take alternating sips with a real one. But unfortunately I live about 40 minutes away on a good traffic day, so by the time I got into the bar significant dilution would occur. So my recommendation is that someone who lives close by do this. Mix one up and put it into one of those metal water bottles. There was a guy at the bar yesterday with a big bottle of tea, and Jim was handing out chips and salsa so it's not the case that they'll throw you out for bringing outside food or drinks in the place. Just be discrete.


 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2015-06-11 2:33 pm   Permalink

their website says it is made with "our own Super Secret Flavor, Botanic Liqueurs, Passion Fruit and Floated with Dark Corub Rum."

 
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wupput
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Posted: 2015-06-11 4:22 pm   Permalink

What a fun thread to read through! But Porpoise, in all honesty, Ray's Mistake was not the best drink I had at Tiki Ti last night. That was the Rum Barrel. Ray's Mistake was uniquely easy to quaff and the mystery is ongoing, and fascinating. But maybe I'm spoiled. After squeezing all of my own juices and following so many recipes to the letter, I'm not sure that what I had last night would even make my top 10 Tiki drinks. The bar was full and Mike was busy and maybe what he gave me was a version with lower quality alcohol? And it wasn't a BAD drink, it was a GOOD drink, but maybe only an 8 for me compared to a lot of 9s and 10s out of Grog Log, Intoxica, Hayward's Mai Tai tribute recipes, etc.



A couple of points from earlier in the thread. The drink isn't really particularly red. The orangish tint could come from OJ or from an orange liqueur like Licor 43 as people are suggesting. The color of the syrups at Tiki Ti don't necessarily explain what's in them. My Sumatra Kula (below) was green, and the green came from some kind of green passion fruit syrup which is obviously food coloring. Someone at the bar asked me if it was a "healthy drink" and I said "this is LA so it must be kale."




 
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arriano
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Posted: 2015-06-12 08:55 am   Permalink

The Sumatra Kula is not a drink I've ever ordered at Tiki Ti. And I have never seen a recipe that made it look jungle green like that. Perhaps Green Fassionola?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fassionola-TROPICAL-GOLD-FRUIT-MIXER-GREEN-Rum-TIKI-BAR-Volcano-Zombie-Flair-/170889508343





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wupput
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Posted: 2015-06-12 8:39 pm   Permalink

I think you're right about the fassionola. I half expected the green stuff to make the drink a bit sour, tart, tangy or something. But it didn't seem to have that much effect on the flavor.

Which may increase the odds that there is some other kind of fassionola (maybe gold) in Ray's Mistake?



 
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