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Menehune Juice
TikiJosh
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Posted: 2006-11-28 1:23 pm   Permalink

So, I've been wanting to make a menehune juice. The times I've been to Vics and ordered it, I thought it was pretty similar to a mai tai. But I figured it couldn't possibly be the same drink. I didn't know where to start with the drink because I figured I'd either be making a mai tai (not that that's a bad thing), or I'd be missing something really subtle, like 1/8 tsp of pernod. Then I ran across this post by Dr. Z in another thread:

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On 2003-04-28 21:07, Doctor Z wrote:

Indeed, I am referencing the 1972 'revised' edition - This edition also features the recipe for 'Menehune Juice', a drink IDENTICAL to the Mai Tai as far as ingredients and proportions, the only diference being Puerto Rican rum instead of Jamaican/Martinique rums.




Now I'm wondering if anyone has a variation on this, maybe a recipe from a different printing of the TV bartenders guide?

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PremEx
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From: Houston, Texas
Posted: 2006-11-28 1:56 pm   Permalink

A 1980's era United Airlines First Class menu I recently uncovered among my past flight souvenirs, features both Trader Vic's Mai Tais and Trader Vic's Menehune Juice...and according to that, the only difference is White Rum in the Menehune and Dark Rum in the Mai Tai.

There are also these from Trader Vic's own web site that I captured just before they shut down the recipe page a couple of months ago:

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The Famous MAI TAI
4 oz. Trader Vic's Mai Tai Mix
2 oz. fine dark rum
juice of 1 fresh lime
Fill a double old fashioned glass with cubed ice and add the ingredients above. Stir well and garnish with fresh mint sprig, pineapple spear, cherry and slice of lime. Substitute 2 oz. of bourbon for the rum, and you've made a HONI HONI.

Menehune Juice
4 oz. Trader Vic's Mai Tai Mix
2 oz. of fine light rum
juice of one lime
Fill a mai tai (double old-fashioned) glass with shaved ice. Add mix and rum, and shake. Decorate with fresh mint, and fresh lime if you wish. (a Menehune is a Hawaiian "leprechaun")



...and the only difference I see there besides the dark/light rums...is cubed ice vs. crushed...and some garnish differences.

But I'm far from an expert in such matters. I usually don't make 'em. I just drink 'em!



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TikiJosh
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Posted: 2006-11-28 2:02 pm   Permalink

Thanks a million for the info there. That was definitely helpful. I'm making menehune juice tonight! I've even got some menehunes to use for swizzles-- souvenirs from my last Vic's visit.
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Kona Chris
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Posted: 2006-12-05 04:02 am   Permalink

That's interesting to be sure. When visiting TV's in Scottsdale a few months ago, I had a Mai Tai, and my girlfriend had a Menehune Juice. I drank mine and about half of hers, and never would have guessed that they were basically the same, although I could tell that they were similar (ie, the use of Orgeat). Good to know!

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Dalton
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From: Phoenix
Posted: 2007-12-16 09:09 am   Permalink

Well, I had a Menehune juice at Trader Vic's in Scottsdale a while back and
was hooked! I found a recipe on the internet that does not resemble the
Mai Tai at all (unless you put a dark rum floater on it, which is good):

Juice of 1 lime
2 oz light rum (I like Cachaca 51)
1/4 oz simple syrup (I like agave nectar better)
1/4 oz Orgeat
(Floater)

Apply the lime juice to a tumbler full of ice (cubes).
Shake remaining ingredients with crushed ice, and pour.

I find that I always need to tweak the measures, especially after I start
serving them ('cause I'm drinking them too)--never seems to be enough of one
thing or another.

This recipe is closest to that first Menehune Juice at Trader Vic's so I
don't see a connection to the Mai Tai.

Incidentally, I was recently in Maui and asked for a Menehune Juice
everywhere I went, figuring that, hey, it's Hawai'i! My girlfriend started
complaining eventually and hiding her face. Nobody knew of it.

Finally we went to Mama's FH one afternoon and I described it to Kevin
the bartender. Just wasn't the same...but there's that tweaking thing again!

Here's a picture of me drinking a Menehune Juice.

I say Menehune Juice no ka oi. Aloha.

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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2007-12-20 6:28 pm   Permalink

I have this adaptation at my bar....
2 oz Cruzan white rum
1/2 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz lime juice (or Simply LimeAde, adds sugar)
1/4 oz orgeat
1/4 oz bar syrup

Shake with ice into a 'ona tiki glass and float a bit of Wray & Nephew over-proof on top.
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lindow195
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Posted: 2009-03-05 12:32 pm   Permalink

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More info: http://
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jingleheimerschmidt
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Posted: 2009-03-05 12:42 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-03-05 12:32, lindow195 wrote:
Love Aphrodisiac

Have you heard of sea food? Well, maybe it is a great thing that you take your partner to have some sea food, it is a known fact that oysters give that like extra when it comes to a little arousal just before the big thing, and it is also a bit known that these same oysters have a great effect on manís performance, so you know that with these kind of foods nothing could ever go wrong in bed.

There arenít only kinds of different food or animal horns what will make the Top Aphrodisiacs, in fact, there are also things or products that could be labeled as an Aphrodisiac Drug. An Aphrodisiac Drug is any drug that would enhance that kind of stimulation that will make a person randy, horny or aroused, however you want to call it, and there is such an Aphrodisiac Drug in generic Viagra, if you take this product it will most definitely work as an Aphrodisiac Drug, and you are going to feel aroused and prepared for sex, however, this Aphrodisiac Drug will perform incredibly on a guy, and not so much so on a woman, so a lot could happen or not in terms of taking an Aphrodisiac Drug, so try to make the best out of it, and use an Aphrodisiac Drug for both of you, to share is the best thing that you could ever do, so share the right and most pleasing way with the top Aphrodisiacs.

More info: http:// http://www.whatisanaphrodisiac.com





 
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jingleheimerschmidt
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From: santa rosa, calif.
Posted: 2009-03-05 12:45 pm   Permalink

"The Famous MAI TAI
4 oz. Trader Vic's Mai Tai Mix
2 oz. fine dark rum
juice of 1 fresh lime
Fill a double old fashioned glass with cubed ice and add the ingredients above. Stir well and garnish with fresh mint sprig, pineapple spear, cherry and slice of lime. Substitute 2 oz. of bourbon for the rum, and you've made a HONI HONI. "


Huh? I thought a Honi Honi was light rum, lemon, and peach (or is it apricot) brandy.


 
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wosmci
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Posted: 2009-03-06 11:55 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-03-05 12:42, jingleheimerschmidt wrote:
Quote:

On 2009-03-05 12:32, lindow195 wrote:
Love Aphrodisiac

Have you heard of sea food? Well, maybe it is a great thing that you take your partner to have some sea food, it is a known fact that oysters give that like extra when it comes to a little arousal just before the big thing, and it is also a bit known that these same oysters have a great effect on manís performance, so you know that with these kind of foods nothing could ever go wrong in bed.

There arenít only kinds of different food or animal horns what will make the Top Aphrodisiacs, in fact, there are also things or products that could be labeled as an Aphrodisiac Drug. An Aphrodisiac Drug is any drug that would enhance that kind of stimulation that will make a person randy, horny or aroused, however you want to call it, and there is such an Aphrodisiac Drug in generic Viagra, if you take this product it will most definitely work as an Aphrodisiac Drug, and you are going to feel aroused and prepared for sex, however, this Aphrodisiac Drug will perform incredibly on a guy, and not so much so on a woman, so a lot could happen or not in terms of taking an Aphrodisiac Drug, so try to make the best out of it, and use an Aphrodisiac Drug for both of you, to share is the best thing that you could ever do, so share the right and most pleasing way with the top Aphrodisiacs.

More info: http:// http://www.whatisanaphrodisiac.com







Jingleheimerschmidt Hi, thanks for letting me participate in this forum that I've always liked to visit, today decided to join because I called too much attention to qualify as a spam information was as important as the collaboration provided by lindow195 on aphrodisiacs, ami I do not think rioja andalusia is opposite me was important, but good for a forum that is true? To hear different opinions right? saludos!


 
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Mai Tai
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Posted: 2009-03-06 4:30 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-03-05 12:32, lindow195 wrote:
Have you heard of sea food?


I haven't heard of sea food, but I actually have seen some hear food. Also, just curious where Chicken of the Sea fits in to all of this?

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Well, maybe it is a great thing that you take your partner to have some sea food,


And maybe it isn't. Have you heard about the high mercury levels in Chicken of the Sea? Just ask Jeremy Piven.

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it is a known fact that oysters give that like extra when it comes to a little arousal just before the big thing,


Exactly what big thing are you talking about? The same ol' big thing, or the new big thing? Many argue that Witco is the new big thing. In actuality, it is today's big thing, which actually makes it yesterday's big thing. Which is fine, because it's vintage. Neil Patrick Harris is both the same old big thing and the new big thing at the same time! I wonder if NPH eats Chicken of the Sea?

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nothing could ever go wrong in bed.


Tell that to the prostitute between my mattress and box spring.

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any drug that would enhance that kind of stimulation that will make a person randy


I thought Randy moved to Kauai? :? Does that mean that if I eat Chicken of the Sea that I will end up in the 50th state in my monkey underwear?

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this Aphrodisiac Drug will perform incredibly on a guy,


Is this another Neil Patrick Harris reference?

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and not so much so on a woman


Dude, what is your problem with NPH?!?!?

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to share is the best thing that you could ever do,


It might be, but Coco Loco and I are still not having a three way with Ken Ruzic. (sorry, Ken!)

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so share the right and most pleasing way with the top Aphrodisiacs.


Coco Loco and I aren't doing anything with Thee Top Aphrodisiacs until their new album goes platinum. Or they buy me a Porsche.
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procinema29
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Posted: 2009-03-08 07:54 am   Permalink

Best. Thread. Ever. For a second I thought I was confused, and then I looked at the clock and saw that it was only 7:50 am, and then I "knew" I was confused, and then everything was all right.

 
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