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Saturnus brand Arraks Punsch Extract
tikibars
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2007-01-21 01:15 am   Permalink

Saturnus brand Arraks Punsch Extract.

A bartender I encountered recently had a bottle of this stuff and made me a drink using it (along with Ten Cane rum and lime juice).

It is good, interesting stuff.
A spicy liquer based on rum.

Couldn't find any sources for it on the web...

Searches for Saturnus and Arraks mostly came up with vintage (empty) bottles.

Any of you bar experts have insight on this stuff?







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Kono
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Posted: 2007-01-21 06:59 am   Permalink

The Okolemaluna! drink recipe book has a couple of recipes on pg 20 that use Arrack. I always wondered what it was.

ARRACK SLING (MALAY)
1.5oz Arrack
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Twist of lemon peel

Put into highball glass with 2 ice cubes, fill with club soda, stir, and serve. Add a little sugar if desired.


ARRACK THIRST-QUENCHER
2oz pineapple juice
3oz Arrack

Put juice and arrack into a large glass, stir well, add 2 ice cubes, fill with club soda, stir lightly and serve.





 
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tikibars
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2007-01-21 09:54 am   Permalink

Found this in my search for Arrack under Kono's pselling:

http://www.expats.org.uk/features/theblueflame.html

This is instructions (meant for UK expatriates living in the middle east!) for making your own still!

Scroll to the bottom though, and you'll get recipes for making your own Cointreau, Creme de Cacao, and other useful ingredients. Cool!



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UtopianDreem
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Posted: 2007-01-22 12:24 pm   Permalink

Could it have any connection to Batavia Arrack that Atomic Cocktail was looking for?

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tikibars
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Posted: 2007-01-22 9:38 pm   Permalink

Ah, thanks for the alert, Utopian. I did do a search before I posted, but I had a different spelling (mine came straight for the label, but I am sure this word's 'proper' spelling varies widely).

Anyway, Ahu over at FOM dug up the officual site for the stuff (I searched for THAT too, for hours, and came up with nothing... I think my internet is broken).

http://www.saturnus.se/eng/produkter/likorextrakt.html

I am gonna see if they ship to the US of A.

If I have to buy a case, who wants some?


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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2007-01-23 12:54 am   Permalink

This place has it and they're in the USA.

http://www.marinamarket.com/Holiday%20Specialties.htm

$5.50 for a 35cl bottle (just under 12oz)
plus untold amounts for shipping.


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tikibars
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Posted: 2007-01-23 11:53 am   Permalink

Inrsponse to an email sent off to Sweden...


"Dear James,
It is very nice to hear that you are enjoying our Arraks Punsch. The product is currently sold in the US. Please contact Haram-Christensen Corporation for further information.

Haram-Christensen Corporation
125 Asia Place
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
Telephone: 201 504 8544

Yours sincerely,
Louise Ahlander"



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thejab
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Posted: 2007-01-23 12:08 pm   Permalink

I have a bottle I bought at the Alpine Village market in Torrance, CA, thanks to Atomic Cocktail's tip. James, you should go there next time you're down there, as it's a really cool place. I also got some Hungarian apricot brandy that is quite dry like an eau de vie.

http://www.alpinevillage.net/



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PiPhiRho
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Posted: 2007-01-23 1:55 pm   Permalink

I thought that Saturnus looked familiar. They also make the Glogg mix that I used to get at Trader Joe's. That was good stuff heated and mixed with red wine or vodka. I don't think I ever tried it with rum.


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mbanu
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Posted: 2007-01-23 11:02 pm   Permalink

If I'm not mistaken, that's the stuff that shows up in old tiki recipes as "Swedish Punch"

 
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thejab
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Posted: 2007-01-24 12:18 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-23 23:02, mbanu wrote:
If I'm not mistaken, that's the stuff that shows up in old tiki recipes as "Swedish Punch"



Correct, but I think it's spelled "Punsch". See other topic:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=15001&forum=10&start=0

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