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What AreYou Drinking- Right Now?
Sunny&Rummy
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Joined: Jun 13, 2013
Posts: 475
From: Melbourne, FL
Posted: 2013-09-13 9:07 pm   Permalink

An (Amost) Martin Cate Mai Tai, as per Hurricane Hayward's recent post. Went with ED12 per recipe specs, but subbed equal parts Appleton V/X and Smith&Cross for Appleton 12 which I am out of. Dialing the lime back to 1/2 oz let's the richness of the rum combo come through. This is quite nice. Will have to revisit asap with Appleton12.
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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
Posts: 1207
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2013-09-13 9:27 pm   Permalink

have you tried out a dry MaiTai?

 
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Sunny&Rummy
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Posts: 475
From: Melbourne, FL
Posted: 2013-09-13 9:35 pm   Permalink

The PKNY version that was just shared here? No I haven't. I am a believer in the importance of the ~ 30% dillution factor you get in shaking/stirring, so I can't see that the dry Mai Tai would be appropriately attenuated when it's just poured over ice. I will eventually get around to trying it I'm sure.

Have you given it a go?
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thePorpoise
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2013-09-13 9:43 pm   Permalink

havent seen the pkny stuff.

i've advocated here for a while in favor of what i call a "dry" mai-tai: reduce the lime, orgeat, and curacao, making the MaiTai a more rum-forward drink.

when i make a MaiTai "dry," i use a teaspoon lime, and 2 teaspoons each of orgeat and orange curacao, with the regular 2 oz of rum.

i prefer 1 oz dark rum and 1 oz demerara rum, myself.


 
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Sunny&Rummy
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From: Melbourne, FL
Posted: 2013-09-13 10:03 pm   Permalink

My mistake, I do recall reading that suggestion from you. I will give that a go for sure, since I do like more rum-forward Mai Tai variants. That is what originally appealed to me about a Mai Tai -- that all of the supporting ingredients can play nicely with but still not overtake the importance of the chosen rums. Depending on the rums used, adjustment of a half teaspoon or so of the other ingredients can have such a big impact on the overall drink.

I really think of the Mai Tai as being much more of a balancing act than the rest of the classic Tiki drink catalog. Even the natural variation in the tartness of the limes can throw off the balance that you thought you had totally nailed just a couple of weeks earlier. Always keeps you working and searching for that elusive perfect Mai Tai.
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2013-09-14 12:31 am   Permalink

I personally have made my mai tais 'dry' for a long time now. I like the strength of the flavour before it gets diluted which is what happens anyway as the drink is sitting. By the time i've finished it the last few sips taste the same as what it would have tasted like when first made if i had of shaken/stirred it with ice.

I also only use 0.5 of lime juice as i prefer it less tart and use 0.5 orgeat and no sugar syrup as i like the almond flavour.


 
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Sunny&Rummy
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From: Melbourne, FL
Posted: 2013-09-14 04:04 am   Permalink

Depending on the rums I use I also often double the orgeat and omit the simple. If I'm doing a Jamaican/Martinique combo that is usually what I do. In a Mai Tai with ED12 the extra orgeat can be just a bit overpowering so There I'll either cut it back or increase the lime. I have found that even though my homemade orgeat has a rich, deep almond flavor, it doesn't cut theough a drink the way the chemical commercial stuff does so often I need to dial it up to bring it out in the flavor profile.

 
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AdOrAdam
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Joined: Jun 16, 2013
Posts: 410
From: Wolverhampton, UK
Posted: 2013-09-15 2:32 pm   Permalink

Pussers 15 year neat.

I enjoy Pussers blue label in my version of grog (with honey mix, lime & bitters).

I came across a miniature of the 15 year & had to crack it open despite my cold - great stuff!


 
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poutineki
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Joined: Jan 12, 2012
Posts: 80
From: Ontario, Canada
Posted: 2013-09-15 5:35 pm   Permalink

Enjoying a Tar Pit...

3/4 oz Zacapa 23 rum
3/4 oz Gosling's Black Seal rum
3/4 oz Fernet Branca
3/4 oz lime juice
3/8 oz falernum
3/8 oz orgeat

Shake with ice, strain over fresh ice, mint + lime wedge garnish.


 
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AdOrAdam
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From: Wolverhampton, UK
Posted: 2013-09-19 2:52 pm   Permalink

Last December I brought a litre bottle of Ron Zacapa 23 from duty free in Birmingham UK on a whim based on its reputation & its much reduced price (39 ~ about 44% off normal UK retail price).

IMO a great rum - nice & soft with a little spice, dark & rich flavours. Other rums were judged my it, I alternately indulged myself or hoarded it from myself. I shared it with anyone who was interested & a few who weren't...

I tried new things, forgot how good it was, returned to it like an old friend & enjoyed it's company... Other sipping rums came & went, some came close & I enjoyed their differences but Ron Zacapa 23 stood head & shoulders above them... literally, it was a litre bottle...

The bottle has been dwindling & right now Im finishing off the last glass...

BUT... I know someone who will pick me up another litre at the same price next weekend

The king is dead... long live the king!


 
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Sunny&Rummy
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Joined: Jun 13, 2013
Posts: 475
From: Melbourne, FL
Posted: 2013-09-19 7:58 pm   Permalink

Zacapa, Zaya, Ron Atlantico. . . Too much on the sweet side to be my first choice as daily sippers, but definitely a nice ocassional treat when you want to change things up a bit.

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3810
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-09-21 7:18 pm   Permalink

Was at the store when I saw something that I
thought would make a great drink vessel....

But it's so big
I just had to make it a double








Worked great......
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Sunny&Rummy
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Joined: Jun 13, 2013
Posts: 475
From: Melbourne, FL
Posted: 2013-09-22 07:53 am   Permalink

Very Nice!

Last night we went out for Mexican and Margaritas and live Mariachi music and carried the tequila theme back home with us. Had a very nice Pinky Gonzalez and a couple of Palomas made with Corralejo Reposado which I quite like.


 
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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
Posts: 1207
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2013-09-22 12:03 pm   Permalink

what the-- it's Octoberfest y'all.!

--had the best wurst (heh), kraut, red cabbage, potato salad, and on my fourth HofBrau Munchen Oktoberfest lager... its got Euro-skunk!



 
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kkocka
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Joined: Jul 23, 2013
Posts: 215
Posted: 2013-09-22 2:20 pm   Permalink

With all the fall foods and drinks out there now, the smell of my wife's Starbucks drink w/cinnamon and nutmeg had me craving a Painkiller. And so, http://instagram.com/p/eixwD_Fn4O/
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