Joined: Jul 17, 2002
From: Originally Israel, now Oceanside, CA
|Posted: 2011-03-07 3:38 pm  Permalink|
On 2011-03-07 12:26, Mr. NoNaMe wrote:
On 2011-03-07 10:13, DJ HawaiianShirt wrote:
Unfortunately, white grapefruits are becoming harder and harder to obtain. I can't think that I've ever seen them in a store.
Also, Ran said originally that he made this drink with bottled refrigerated grapefruit juice. If someone wants to point me in the direction of a brand of bottled white grapefruit juice, please do...
This is what use.
Erik the Red
BZZZ! Erik, wrong answer, sorry
These type of juices from concentrate taste pretty bad in the drink, IMHO.
The bottled grapefruit juice I used was in Israel, not here. It's true, it's impossible to find "freshly squeezed" type (not from concentrate) white grapefruit juice.
I try and find white grapefruit - some ethnic markets have them from time to time, and so does Whole Food$...the best is to have your own tree or a good friend like Jeff that has a neighbor with one.
Getting more practical:
Florida's type not from concentrate ruby red grapefruit juice in the chilled section is what I used when I couldn't find white grapefruit juice. Of course I had to adjust to compensate for the extra sweetenss.
Now - how to adjust? with more rum and with changing the balance to the more flavourful dark rum, that comes through.
Also another huge offender is usually the passion fruit syrup. The solution is not to use less, cause then you loose an important dimension of the drink.
You need to find one that has pronounced tartness. I have yet to find a good commercial one. I thought Trader Tiki's would be good, but it's too sweet in the drink.
My solution is to use frozen passion fruit pulp and mix with simple syrup. The brand I had the most succes with is La Nuestra. I also tried Goya, but I think it didn't turn out as well.
Hope this helps some, feel free to ask more if you need additional info.