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cocktails w/ papaya liqueur? Anyone? Anyone?
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Joined: Nov 06, 2002
Posts: 464
From: Penna
Posted: 2010-03-11 3:12 pm   Permalink

I have a bottle of DeKuyper brand Tropical Papaya Liqueur but I am not sure what to make with it. Does anyone know of any cocktail recipes that use this? Thanks in advance for any help!
Make mine a mai tai!

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Joined: Apr 20, 2007
Posts: 339
From: santa rosa, calif.
Posted: 2010-03-11 3:56 pm   Permalink

Yikes!!! That stuff looks radioactive. I would experiment with an amber rum and the juice of one lime and go from there. Maybe sneak in a bit of a light rum too (oz of each?). Let us know. I remember seeing a recipe for homemade somewhere. When I think of papayas, I think of lime and cayenne pepper. Good luck.

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Joined: Dec 29, 2005
Posts: 140
From: Stockton, CA
Posted: 2010-03-14 4:21 pm   Permalink

A lot of DeKuyper's liqueurs, schnapps and other novelty alcoholic flavorings are just plain nasty and have an evil chemically aftertaste. They have a Watermelon liqueur that immediately comes to mind.

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Joined: Jun 13, 2006
Posts: 1434
From: San Diego
Posted: 2010-03-15 09:40 am   Permalink

Never had it, but the DeKuyper web site shows this recipe:


1 part Papaya liqueur
1 part Vodka
1/2 part Cranberry juice
1/2 part Grapefruit juice

Build over ice, stir, garnish with pineapple spear
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