||Does anyone know what Pearl Diver's Mix is?
|The Ragin' Rarotongan|
Joined: Mar 26, 2004
From: Now, Ocala Florida
|Posted: 2007-06-21 1:06 pm  Permalink|
I wasn't able to make Hukilau this year, but my friend brought me back chapter 4 of Beachbum Berry's new book Sippin' Safari. In the book it has the origional drink recipe for the Pearl Diver's Punch, and it calls for 3/4 oz of pearl diver mix(says same as coffee grog batter) This recipe is from Don the Beachcomber. Thanks
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Grand Member (6 years)
Joined: Jun 23, 2006
From: Stuart, Florida
|Posted: 2007-06-21 1:42 pm  Permalink|
Coffee Grog Batter from "Sippin' Safari":
Cream 1 ounce softened sweet (unsalted) butter and 1 ounce ornage blossom honey with 1 teaspoon cinnamon-infused sugar syrup and 1/2 teaspoon each vanilla syrup and pimento liqueur.
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Joined: May 06, 2007
From: Palm Springs
|Posted: 2007-07-24 10:55 am  Permalink|
Pearl Diver has become my new favorite drink; however, it requires a 1/2 ounce mix made of 5 different syrups and ingredients. This mix is what make the Peal Diver so absolutely wonderful. But, for the ordinary Tiki Mixologist, some of the ingredients are no where on hand. So, I contacted Jeff Berry and forwarded to him my own thoughts about short-cutting the recipe in order to obtain similar results.
1/4 oz honey
1/4 oz butter
1 tsp simple syrup
1/8 or less tsp of cinnamon
dash of freshly ground allspice and a
few drops of vanilla
heated, stirred, and shaken before being added to the blender.
Here's what he said, "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...)"
I've been doing this now for a couple of days and the drink is unlike any other Tiki dirink I've either had or made myself. I drop a maraschino cherry in it to simulate a pearl.
It's a great drink.
Joined: Mar 21, 2004
From: Exotic Isle of Alameda
|Posted: 2007-08-04 01:52 am  Permalink|
The other night, TofuJoe had the good folks behind the bar at Forbidden Island whip up a Pearl Diver's Punch - I think Haole Akamai had made up some coffee grog batter. And man oh man was it good! Pretty soon we were all drinking Pear Diver's Punch! Similar to a Don The Beachcomber Nui Nui, most likely due to the Pimento Liqueur. I will definitely be ordering this drink again!
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