FEATURES | MUSIC | BOOKS | DRINKS | FORUMS | GAMES | LINKS | ABOUT


advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums Tiki Drinks and Food Rhum Clement Premiere Canne
Rhum Clement Premiere Canne
congawa
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 11, 2008
Posts: 356
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-06-01 6:19 pm   Permalink

I'm wondering whether Rhum Clement Premiere Canne is at all useful in a Mai Tai, and if not, whether there are any particular drinks it is good in.

I was following Beachbum Berry's Mai Tai recipe and got some Appleton Extra 12 Year at Bevmo. However, for the Martinique rum, Bevmo didn't carry Saint James, and the only Rhum Clement was the Premiere Canne, which I bought.

I finally made it down to HiTime Wines this weekend, and discovered that the Saint James Hors D'Age is out of my price range for the present time, but they also carried Saint James Extra Old and Rhum Clement VSOP which have been recommended. This gave me some buyers remorse, since the VSOP and Premiere Canne are about the same price, and while these other Martinique rums are aged to an amber color the Premiere Canne is a visually light rum.

Based on some previous posts however, it sounds like I may be better off using 2 ounces of Appleton 12 Year rather than combining it with Premiere Canne--but if that is truly the case, then I have a $33 bottle of something I need to figure out what to do with (and it's too expensive of a rum to use in the heavily fruit/citrus light rum drinks where cheaper PR/VI rums will do).

I skipped buying any more Martinique rums for now, but I did pick up some Lemon Hart 151 this weekend, and the Noa Noa is my new favorite drink!

[ This Message was edited by: congawa 2009-06-01 18:20 ]

[ This Message was edited by: congawa 2009-06-01 18:20 ]


 
View Profile of congawa Send a personal message to congawa  Goto the website of congawa     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
PiPhiRho
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1019
From: Redondo Beach
Posted: 2009-06-01 6:31 pm   Permalink

Noa Noa!!!

Where did you get Noa Noa? I have not been unable to find any for some time. I agree entirely, this is an EXCELLENT rum! Please share your source.


[ This Message was edited by: PiPhiRho 2009-06-01 18:32 ]


 
View Profile of PiPhiRho Send a personal message to PiPhiRho  Email PiPhiRho Goto the website of PiPhiRho     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
PiPhiRho
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1019
From: Redondo Beach
Posted: 2009-06-01 6:33 pm   Permalink

OK, you are talking about a drink, and not the Noa Noa Rhum Brun? Drat! You got me excited there for a moment.


 
View Profile of PiPhiRho Send a personal message to PiPhiRho  Email PiPhiRho Goto the website of PiPhiRho     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
rev_thumper
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 10, 2007
Posts: 366
From: Koala Kabana, New England
Posted: 2009-06-01 8:02 pm   Permalink

Premiere Canne is excellent in a Mai-Tai, one of our favorite rum combinations is Premiere Canne and Appleton Special Gold or Appleton V/X. The result is very crisp and dry.

Clement VSOP is also excellent, I prefer it over any level of St. James personally.


 
View Profile of rev_thumper Send a personal message to rev_thumper      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Ojaitimo
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 04, 2006
Posts: 1317
Posted: 2009-06-01 8:30 pm   Permalink

I like to make the Clement Mai Tai with Clement VSOP & Clement Creole Scrub.

 
View Profile of Ojaitimo Send a personal message to Ojaitimo  Email Ojaitimo     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
congawa
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 11, 2008
Posts: 356
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-06-02 10:39 am   Permalink

Thanks for the responses. I did make a Mai Tai with Appleton's 12 Year and Premiere Canne and it came out tasting good. However this was with DeKuyper's orange curacao, which I think is a bit harsh. I just bought some Marie Brizard's OC this weekend (in OC, in fact), and look forward to trying it with the above combination.

Yes, the Noa Noa I was talking about was the drink, the "brown Mojito" with brown sugar and Lemon Hart instead of white sugar and white rum. After one of those, I don't think I can drink a regular mojito ever again. The dark rum adds flavor (though the Lemon Hart is special, I think it would work well with any good dark rum) and the brown sugar gives extra mellowness and body without the extreme sweetness regular sugar brings. I may have to get some of the 80 proof Lemon Hart, though, for nights I want to have a Noa Noa and then have a second drink. With the 151 Lemon Hart on Saturday night, the home bartender in myself cut the cocktail imbiber in myself off after one drink!


 
View Profile of congawa Send a personal message to congawa  Goto the website of congawa     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
rev_thumper
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 10, 2007
Posts: 366
From: Koala Kabana, New England
Posted: 2009-06-02 3:32 pm   Permalink

I can never find any of the Marie Brizard unfortunately, I hear only good things about it.

The Clement Creole Shrubb is definitely a good substitute for orange curacao and works well in a Mai-Tai.


 
View Profile of rev_thumper Send a personal message to rev_thumper      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
U-Moderate:
  
v1.5

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2014 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation