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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2013-08-03 10:56 pm   Permalink

okay, i'm now outta bourbon, rum (except Appleton 21-yo, i aint makin no cocktail wid dat), and gin. so, i used Tullamore Dew to make me Bronx cocktail, was outstanding. maybe it should be called a, Bronx?

 
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Sunny&Rummy
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Joined: Jun 13, 2013
Posts: 534
From: Melbourne, FL
Posted: 2013-08-04 07:47 am   Permalink

You could call it the Offaly Good cocktail, in homage to the birthplace of Tullamore Dew, Offaly Co. In the Irish Midlands?

Tullamore Dew (damn fine stuff it is too) hasn't been produced at Tullamore since the 1950s, and the distillate comes from the same Grants distillary in Co. Cork as all the other Irish Whiskeys, but last year they announced plans to opin up a new pot still whiskey distillary and bring production back to Tullamore.
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AdOrAdam
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Joined: Jun 16, 2013
Posts: 461
From: Wolverhampton, UK
Posted: 2013-08-04 4:32 pm   Permalink

Today's drinks were 'a lesson in funk':

1) Ti Punch with Trois Rivieres Blanc

My 1st bottle of agricole was Saint James Amber. I mixed it a bit before using it to make Ti Punch with a small amount of lime & white cane syrup, just stirred a little bit in the glass - oh, the aftertaste was bad!

This time I used the Trois Rivieres Blanc with much more lime juice & brown cane sugar syrup (in the same ratio as before) - I treated it just like an Old Fashioned & stirred it for about 3 minutes. What a difference, really tasty & funky

Maybe Ti Punch needs chilling & dilution for my palate or I prefer the white agricole to the amber (?)



2) A Mai Tai with Appleton 8 as the only rum.

Ive been messing with Mai Tais using combos (straight Jamaican or Jamaican plus agricole or demerara) but have always returned to straight VX as my favourite.

An straight Appleton 8 Mai Tai is an improvement on the straight VX Mai Tai (in terms of 'sipping ability') but it did lose a little funk IMO, which needed cutting back from the VX but I would have liked to be more present in the drink I made today.

I tried Appleton 8 previously in a bar & thought highly of it neat, this is the article is worthwhile reading:
http://drinksahoy.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/rum-diary-mai-tais-appleton-rum-tasting.html
It also mentions the need for a bit more funk in a Mai Tai with the Appleton 8.



In comparison between the 2 styles, I understand the 'funk' a bit more... Id definitely recommend trying an agricole only Ti Punch & a Jamaican only Mai Tai - if you do please post on here or PM me your thoughts.

Ill definitely need to experiment further!

Enjoy the pretty pics

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Sunny&Rummy
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From: Melbourne, FL
Posted: 2013-08-04 5:25 pm   Permalink

If you want to really experience funky, high-hogo pot stilled Jamaican rum flavors, Smith & Cross is the rum to try. It is wonderful, unique stuff, but 2 ounces of it in a 1-rum Mai Tai is too much. Pairing it with a nice Demerara or aged Martinique though makes one of the best Mai Tais you have ever had.

Royal Ambre was the first rhum agricole I ever had as well and the earthy vegetal flavors took me by surprise too but I quickly acquired a taste for the stuff. My standard 'Ti Punch Vieux is 2 oz. of Royal Ambre, the end disc of a lime squeezed and then dropped into the glass, a scant quarter ounce of cane syrup, a quick stir to mix and an optional ice cube. The sugar and bit of llime smooths the rough edges of the agricole nicely, althogh the style has grown on me to the point that I really enjoy it neat too.


 
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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2013-08-04 8:23 pm   Permalink

still out of gin, mixed up a few French 75 variants with a nice French pink champagne:

1. the Nawlins style brandy-based version works great with the rose champagne.

2. subbed bourbon for gin, OJ for lemon. maybe call it a Howitzer?


 
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djmont
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Joined: Aug 03, 2011
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From: Potomac Falls, VA
Posted: 2013-08-04 9:49 pm   Permalink

Wait a minute... You can run out of rum?



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Sunny&Rummy
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Posted: 2013-08-05 04:50 am   Permalink

Yes, but I wouldn't recommend it.

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-08-05 2:40 pm   Permalink






Fun beer H10T! I often get that one to round out 'x beers for x' offers. Out of interest its about 2/$3 for 500ml in the UK how much is it in the States?


A four pack of 12 oz bottles is $9.00


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twitch
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Joined: May 12, 2006
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From: Vacant lot where T. Vic's, Van. was
Posted: 2013-08-05 6:51 pm   Permalink

An abhorrent, absolute shite Mai Tai because I'm using white rum (Havana, but still) and store-bought (Tina brand) orgeat. Swear I'll make up a batch of orgeat real soon. This living paycheque to paycheque is really eating into my tastebuds...

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-08-05 7:27 pm   Permalink

Jon are those bottles small or are your hands huge?

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-08-05 9:19 pm   Permalink

ATP-


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AdOrAdam
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From: Wolverhampton, UK
Posted: 2013-08-06 04:05 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-08-05 14:40, hang10tiki wrote:


A four pack of 12 oz bottles is $9.00



So... I did use excel for this next part:

Comparing your price & my price on the beer & the price of Woodford Reserve in a UK supermarket & the 'regular prices' on Bevmo:

You pay 23% more on beer than we do, we pay 49% more on bourbon than you do!


 
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AdOrAdam
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Posted: 2013-08-06 04:06 am   Permalink

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On 2013-08-05 18:51, twitch wrote:
An abhorrent, absolute shite Mai Tai because I'm using white rum...



Why?! Have a mojito!

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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-08-09 6:20 pm   Permalink

AdorAdam- quite the math Man U are

How are your Rum prices?





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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
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Posted: 2013-08-09 6:54 pm   Permalink

this stuff



 
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