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What AreYou Drinking- Right Now?
hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: Yesterday; 7:13 pm   Permalink

On a Balast Point run





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hang10tiki
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Posted: Yesterday; 7:51 pm   Permalink

Ahhhhhhh





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hang10tiki
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Posted: Yesterday; 8:51 pm   Permalink

Need a lil coconut




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hang10tiki
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Posted: Yesterday; 9:24 pm   Permalink




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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
Posts: 1470
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: Yesterday; 9:58 pm   Permalink

noice, havent seen dose flavored sculpins here yet. will hafta keep my eye out for dem.

for the super bowl, we had chili dogs: denver-style, and carolina-style.

to drink, i hoisted a cocktail to honor the super bowl hosting SF Bay Area:

a Mai-Tai!


 
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thePorpoise
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Joined: Jan 23, 2011
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: Yesterday; 10:33 pm   Permalink

post-game= an all-American cocktail: the whiskey sour!

(at least i always thought it was All-American. funny thing, we were talking yesterday with a lady from Peru and her husband, about pisco sours. I make mine with Angostura bitters, they said they do not, so that made me think i've been making it Chilean-style even though i thought i'd made them Peruvian-style. in googling and wiki-ing the topic last night, i came across a claim per the internets that the whiskey sour was invented in Chile in the 1800s by a Brit! never heard that one before. and it turned out i was right- the Angostura bitters is Peruvian, not Chilean. maybe our acquaintances aren't who they say they are...)


 
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HopeChest
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Joined: Oct 19, 2015
Posts: 40
From: East Bay, CA
Posted: Today; 09:46 am   Permalink

During the game it was nothing but mai tais until I ran out of curacao & triple sec.

Then I switched to DtB Navy Grogs because I wanted to try out my first ice cones and had an interesting experience when I ran out of honey. Necessity being the mother of invention (and my palette being set on more navy grogs), I came up with a quick substitute on the fly:

Demerara syrup
Vanilla syrup
Rhum JM Sirop De Canne

This was surprisingly excellent. It was a bit more complex of a taste than just honey and it gave me loads of different ideas to try out next time around.


 
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Warboys
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Joined: Jan 07, 2016
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Posted: Today; 2:35 pm   Permalink

Third evening of Mai Tais and I'm not sure if I'm getting a taste for rum or if my variables are not consistent.

Evening 1

  • Appleton V/X
  • Clement 10


Delicious. First ever homemade Mai Tai and I'm never going back to bar-made cocktails again


  • Smith & Cross
  • Clement 10


Just as delicious, but bloody strong! This is like a Mai Tai XL. Great stuff and I'll totally use it if a friend wants something stiffer.


Evening 2

  • Myers
  • Mount Gay Eclipse


Going for my 'poor man's Mai Tai'. Clement and Appleton were pricey so I've taken my two cheapest bottles and tested the results. Very different taste... much more 'artificial' tasting (hard to explain) with a sticky sweetness from the Myers and an overwhelming lack of refreshment that was in the first two recipes.


Evening 3

  • Appleton V/X
  • Barbancourt 8 Year


This was bitterly disappointing. It was much better than the sticky sweet Myers one, but I was expecting something rivaling the VX/Clement but it was decidely untasteful. There was something so off with it, that didn't really feel like a rum mix issue. So I've got a ton of follow up questions trying to determine the source of the problem...

1. Is the Barbancourt much subtler and didn't work with the Appleton VX?
2. I ended up pouring about 2.5ml too much Orgeat and Simple Syrup... is that the difference maker?
3. I felt it was a little bit too diluted... but I don't recall keeping my crushed ice out longer than usual
4. My Limes were much less juicy and ripe than the first batch. I had to squish and roll a couple of them to really get the juice out of them. Were the limes the issue?
5. I haven't been refrigerating my Orgeat, and I've noticed a strange darker discolouration since I first bought it. I stuck it in the fridge a few days ago because I was scared about it spoiling... however I read a bunch of sites online that said it's ok to sit outside the fridge. Was cooling my Orgeat possibly a problem or do you think it went bad?
6. I drank 3 pints of beer before I walked home for 30 mins and made cocktails. Could that be a big factor?

I've been trying to keep everything as exact as possible, lab conditions, to try to build my own taste for particular rum mixes. I can really smell the difference between the brands but I don't have as much confidence in my palette so I've been trying different combos to build it up. I can't understand what it is exactly, but something felt really off with the Barbancourt+Appleton VX mix. Any ideas?


 
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HopeChest
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Posted: Today; 2:52 pm   Permalink

Some wise soul here hipped me to the trick with Smith & Cross: dial it back a quarter of an ounce so that it's Clement 1.25 : 0.75 Smith & Cross.

 
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mikehooker
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Joined: Jul 17, 2014
Posts: 451
From: Austin
Posted: Today; 3:35 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-02-08 14:35, Warboys wrote:

Evening 2

  • Myers
  • Mount Gay Eclipse


Going for my 'poor man's Mai Tai'. Clement and Appleton were pricey so I've taken my two cheapest bottles and tested the results. Very different taste... much more 'artificial' tasting (hard to explain) with a sticky sweetness from the Myers and an overwhelming lack of refreshment that was in the first two recipes.


Evening 3

  • Appleton V/X
  • Barbancourt 8 Year


This was bitterly disappointing. It was much better than the sticky sweet Myers one, but I was expecting something rivaling the VX/Clement but it was decidely untasteful. There was something so off with it, that didn't really feel like a rum mix issue. So I've got a ton of follow up questions trying to determine the source of the problem...




I personally don't bother using Myers anymore. The strong molasses flavor totally dominates drinks and not in a good way. Coruba is usually my go to dark Jamaican cuz it's both milder and tastier than Myers but I haven't had much success with it in a mai tai either. As for Appleton, the V/X is a great base rum when mixed with another rum with more characteristics but I've not enjoyed mai tai's using that one either. If I'm putting Appleton in my mai tai, I strictly stick to the 12 year and usually blend that with either El Dorado 12 or Clement. Yes they are pricier rums, but it's totally worth it. For how simple the mai tai is, you really need quality rums to cut through to make a delicious drink. Unfortunately you can't make a "poor man's" mai tai a drink worth drinking.


 
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mikehooker
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Joined: Jul 17, 2014
Posts: 451
From: Austin
Posted: Today; 3:41 pm   Permalink

Big Bamboo. According to BB Berry this evolved into the Mai Kai's Maru Amu but with the ingredients and ratios it's almost a rum barrel light. If you double the recipe as I have it's got almost the same kick as the barrel.





 
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