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TikiMikeNJ
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Posted: 2006-02-10 07:53 am   Permalink

Has Anyone tried "Finest Call" brand orgeat syrup? Check it out on their website www.finestcall.com or has anyone tried Fee Brothers Orgeat syrup? Just curious! Let me know if you have!

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GatorRob
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Posted: 2006-02-10 07:58 am   Permalink

Just Trader Vics brand for me. I do have Fee Bros. Falernum and its good.


 
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TikiSan
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Posted: 2006-02-10 12:16 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-02-10 07:53, TikiMikeNJ wrote:
Has Anyone tried "Finest Call" brand orgeat syrup? Check it out on their website http://www.finestcall.com or has anyone tried Fee Brothers Orgeat syrup? Just curious! Let me know if you have!



I use Finest Call Orgeat. I was told by the knowledgeable people at Hi-Time Cellars that Finest Call makes good products. I also use their Passion Fruit Syrup and Simple Syrup for mixing from all three of Jeff Berry's books. Finest Call seems to have a higher percentage of real fruit juice in their products than most other brands.


 
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Tikiwahine
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Posted: 2006-02-10 1:22 pm   Permalink

I like the French Philbert Routin 1883 syrups best.
Routin has been a syrup producer since 1883.

They're made from pure, natural fruits, spices and flavors with no artificial flavors and no preservatives.
That said, my passion fruit syrup has been good for the past three years, with no degradation of flavour or colour. The orgeat gets used up quickly

Flavours available:

Almond(same colour/flavour as Orgeat) Amaretto Apple Banana Blackberry Blackcurrant Blue Curacao Bluberry Caramel Chai Cherry Chocolate Cinnamon Coconut Coffee Cranberry Eggnog Frosted Mint Hazelnut Irishcream Kiwi Lemon Lime Macadamia Mango Mint Orange Passion Fruit Peach Pistachio Raspberry Roasted Hazelnut Strawberry Tiramisu Vanille Violet Watermelon
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2006-02-10 1:35 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-02-10 12:16, TikiSan wrote:
I use Finest Call Orgeat. I was told by the knowledgeable people at Hi-Time Cellars that Finest Call makes good products. I also use their Passion Fruit Syrup and Simple Syrup for mixing from all three of Jeff Berry's books. Finest Call seems to have a higher percentage of real fruit juice in their products than most other brands.



TikiSan,
How does the Finest Call Orgeat compare to the Trader Vic's Orgeat?


 
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Tonnikan Jinn
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Posted: 2006-02-10 10:07 pm   Permalink

The Orgeat I use is Torani, and unfortunately I haven't really found any others to compare against. I am however, perfectly happy with it's price, flavor and availability so I'm not in any big rush to find a different brand.

As for Finest Call... I really like their Grenadine and other various mixers I have tried in the past, so I would expect that their Orgeat/Almond would be just fine.

-T.J.

P.S. This thread reminds me... I'm running low, only one bottle left in my overstock.


 
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Doctor Z
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Posted: 2006-02-11 07:50 am   Permalink

Trader Vics. Period.

 
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virani
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Posted: 2006-02-11 07:54 am   Permalink

I use Monin

 
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TikiJosh
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Posted: 2006-02-11 11:46 am   Permalink

I like using Finest Call cause it comes in a HUGE bottle. I've used Torani before, not much difference. I don't think I've ever tried the TV brand, though.
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2006-02-12 08:18 am   Permalink

For anyone unable to find it locally and unwilling to pay the high shipping costs of ordering from a supplier, or those simply inclined towards kitchen-sink experimentation, you might be interested in this recipe for making your own Orgeat syrup, that I found this morning at The Art of Drink.
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Tiki Rotterdam
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Posted: 2006-02-12 09:28 am   Permalink

What about Monin syrup?
Very popular in Europe.
http://www.monin.com/

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hodadhank
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Posted: 2006-02-12 09:58 am   Permalink

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On 2006-02-11 07:54, virani wrote:
I use Monin



Since Monin's been around since 1912 Vic himself may have used it for the first Mai Tais (according to tradervics.com Vic originally used a "French Orgeat")

I'll have to try it. Right now I've got a bottle of Torani and two different TV's. I bought one simply because it had a 60'th anniversary vintage looking logo, (yeah I'm a marketing sucker) and prefer the Vic's.


 
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rupe33
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Posted: 2006-02-12 12:19 pm   Permalink

A blog I read called Eye Of The Goof posted a link recently to this article about orgeat syrup at The Art Of Drink:
http://www.theartofdrink.com/blog/2006/02/orgeat_syrup.php

EOTG:
http://reality.sgiweb.org/mattm/balihai/archives/000756.html

Enjoy!
~Rupe

PS - I have some Fee Brothers, which is available from www.time2tiki.com (the proprietors of the late, great Honolulu Restaurant in Alexandria, VA), but have yet to crack the bottle open yet. They also recently posted info about a 32-oz bottle being available.


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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2006-02-12 3:08 pm   Permalink

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A blog I read called Eye Of The Goof posted a link recently to this article about orgeat syrup at The Art Of Drink


Psst....look 4 posts up...

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martiki
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Posted: 2006-02-13 7:06 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-02-12 09:58, hodadhank wrote:

Since Monin's been around since 1912 Vic himself may have used it for the first Mai Tais (according to tradervics.com Vic originally used a "French Orgeat")




The brand Vic used in the first Mai Tai was French, but it was named Garnier. I don't know if it exists anymore.

Virani?


 
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