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Nui Nui recipes?
TofuJoe
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From: Oakland, CA.
Posted: 2007-08-24 3:42 pm   Permalink

Yup, Forbidden Island's Nui Nui is the Don Beach version.

It was a drink special to commemorate the Don the Beachcomber birthday awhile back along with Don's Plantation Punch (also very good).

The drink was so popular that it continues to stick to the specials menu and we hope it makes it onto the main menu.

The Pimento liquor and syrups are all house made.

This is one of my absolute favorites!

Dang, now I'm thirsty.


 
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martiki
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Posted: 2007-08-24 4:35 pm   Permalink

The Nui Nui is officially on the permanent Forbidden Island Menu as of 1/2 hour from right NOW!

Along with one other classic Don recipe from Sippin' Safari, which you'll just have to visit to taste for yourself.

Jeez, Rob- who ya crappin? Of COURSE it's the original recipe! That's what we do!


 
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Mai Tai
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Posted: 2007-08-24 4:51 pm   Permalink

Glad to hear that the Nui Nui made it to the permanent menu. It's a damn fine drink, and also one of my top favorites. I'm curious what the other new drink is, perhaps Pearl Diver's Punch? I'd love to see that, because it's also a damn fine drink!
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2007-08-25 2:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-08-24 16:35, martiki wrote:
Jeez, Rob- who ya crappin? Of COURSE it's the original recipe! That's what we do!


Holding my head in shame... Lost my head there for a minute. Sorry. Thousand apologies.

Actually, I was not so much referring to the recipe, but the taste of the end product since differences in homemade liqueurs and syrups can make a big difference in the final result.


 
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2007-08-25 2:06 pm   Permalink

Pearl Diver's Punch would be an interesting selection for a permanent menu since it's such a finicky drink, what with all that butter and honey and all. Mmmmmm... butter and honey.

 
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GentleHangman
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Posted: 2007-08-26 06:46 am   Permalink

I made a Nui Nui yesterday following the recipe in "Sippin' Safari" exactly. But for my taste, I find the 1/4 oz of Don's Spices #2 overpowers all other flavors in the drink and spoils it for me.
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telescopes
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Posted: 2007-08-28 8:01 pm   Permalink

Okay, I've been making Nui Nui's and Pearl Divers for a couple of months now and I have to say, I am not all that sure that using the "proper indgredients" is the right thing for these two drinks.

Now that I have Starbuck's cinnamon and vanilla syrups as well as Wrey and Nephew Pimento Liquere, I think my old way of making the drinks might have been preferrable.

Previously, for the Nui Nui I added to 1/2 simple syrup a dash of vanilla, cinnamon, and two allspice berries freshly ground. This was substituting for 1/4 oz vanilla syrup, 1/8 oz pimento liquere, and 1/8 oz cinnamon syrup.

Using the correct syrups provides for a smooth although watery drink. Using my own homemade mix, the drink was alive and wild-eyed with flavor. However, it was tame enough to make me want to make a second.

By the way, the big bottles of syrups from Starbucks were only $6.00 and some change. I don't know what all that stuff about Starbuck's syrups being expensive was about. And, they came with pumpers for precise measuring. I'd be interested to know what others have done to make a Nui Nui when lacking the official syrups.
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martiki
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Posted: 2007-08-28 8:52 pm   Permalink

I like my bartenders too much to add a butter drink to the menu.

 
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bb moondog
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Posted: 2007-08-29 07:10 am   Permalink

SIX DOLLARS for that cinnamon syrup? that is B.S.--I made the syrup the other night at home with a recipe from Beachbum Berry--I bought cinnamon sticks in the mexican foods area for 1.29--had sugar & water on hand it took like 4 minutes to boil--2 hours to cool and that stuff is G R E A T--and I can probably make about 3 more batches with my sticks--so it works out ot about .60 a BOTTLE

 
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TraderPeg
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Posted: 2007-09-03 12:20 pm   Permalink

This weekend I made the Nui Nui recipe from Sippin' Safari, inspired by the discussion here and Chipandandy's lovely photography.

Boy, was I glad.

With no hope of finding pimento liqueur, I followed the instructions about the heated infusion of freshly-ground allspice, vanilla and simple syrup. I also used Starbuck's Cinnamon Syrup, Don Q Anejo rum and the usual fresh juices and bitters as instructed in SS. When I sniffed the bottle of the cinnamon syrup, i was initially wary that the strength would overpower the other flavors but this didn't happen. I made four portions to fill two largish "Artist's Series" Tiki mugs from Tiki Farm, using the amount of crushed ice specified and topping up with about another cup or so per mug.

I'm pretty bad with making garnishes from rind, and the oranges I had on hand were rather elderly. But I wanted that fresh orange scent to hit our noses when we sipped the drink, so I managed a couple of long strips of zest, rolled them tightly and used them as umbrella stands across the top of the mugs.

This drink is delicious, and is going right up there into regular rotation with the TV Mai Tai and DtB Zombie (Spievak version).

When I first started making tropicals the Beachbum way, I was always in search of the simplest recipes with the fewest ingredients because I was never sure I'd manage to make it right. Now I look for the more complex recipes with spices, bitters and herbals because they seem to give the greatest "payoff" for your time, with their many layers and complexity.

I've been wondering if the regulars here at TC could come up with a "lesson plan" for the budding tropical bartender. It would be interesting to go through the recipes and make a list starting with simpler ones that educate the palate about the value of fresh juices and more flavorful rums, moving on to those that use spices and liqueurs and herbals as your liquor locker grows and you get more daring.


 
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telescopes
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Posted: 2007-09-03 5:52 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-09-03 12:20, TraderPeg wrote:
This weekend I made the Nui Nui ...
With no hope of finding pimento liqueur, I followed the instructions about the heated infusion of freshly-ground allspice, vanilla and simple syrup. I also used Starbuck's Cinnamon Syrup,
This drink is delicious, and is going right up there into regular rotation with the TV Mai Tai and DtB Zombie (Spievak version).





I have professional ingredients - Wray and Nephew Pimento Liqueur, Starbucks's Sinnamon and Vanilla syrup, and I have to tell you, the drink taste way better with the do-it-yourself heated infusion of freshly-ground allspice, vanilla and simple syrup (I add a dash of cinnamon). When I make the drink with the professional ingredients, its good, but it lacks that distinction that knocks you off your feet. The same with the Pearl Diver Punch. The only reason I use the bottled ingredients is to speed the process up, but after I use the ingredients up, I'm going back to to making my instant Nui Nui syrup. For those who like a milder version of the drink, use the bottled stuff.

To quote the bum: "As long as you can taste all the "notes" of cinnamon, allspice and vanilla, I don't see any reason why you couldn't sub your mix. (The simple syrup and vanilla extract should do the trick for the vanilla syrup; if you're not tasting the cinnamon and allspice, just add more...)"



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