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anybody ever tried substituting whiskey for rum in some of the tiki drinks out there?
Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2011-08-10 12:02 pm   Permalink

At the risk of being bitch slapped by my Dad, I wouldn't mind trying it!
you did not hear me say that though.


 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2011-08-10 2:04 pm   Permalink

try what, the vodka mai tai, or the whiskey mai tai?

(you know, throwing juice and whiskey together can always be passed off as a whiskey sour- very acceptable to the old timers).


 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2011-08-10 4:02 pm   Permalink

I don't drink vodka so it would have to be whiskey and John-O likes his Old time cocktails I know.


 
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Bruddah Bear
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Posted: 2011-08-10 6:31 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-08-10 11:06, Chuck Tatum is Caribbean Troll wrote:
El Dorado 25-year & Coke, yum.




Noooooooooooo! Say it ain't so, Chuck?


The horror, the horror!





Bear






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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2012-01-30 07:28 am   Permalink

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On 2011-08-05 12:57, gabbahey wrote:
I've never substituted it for the rum but a friend who was moving left me the remains of his liquor cabinet. I got in the habit of floating a half ounce of johnny walker to class up pretty much any tiki drink. You can definately tell it is there. Navy grog takes it well.

gabbahey



I experimented over the weekend with whiskey and navy grogs. I discovered that bourbon overpowers the flavors; that blended scotch works well but does change the flavor a bit; and that irish whiskey works the best in the navy grog as substitute for rum, it marries with the juices, honey, and allspice extremely well.


 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2012-01-30 3:13 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-08-10 11:35, Swanky wrote:

In my book, if you can't taste the booze in a Mai Tai, and I mean really taste it, you are making it wrong and poorly. If you make a Mai Tai with top shelf booze and average shelf booze and no one knows much difference, you are not doing it right.




Amen brutha,
I'll drink to that!

Jeff(btd)



 
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forgotten tikiman
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Posted: 2012-01-30 8:20 pm   Permalink

I just made a polynesian paralysis out of the beach bum Berry book and it calls for bourbon, whiskey and it was good!!!! . Very nice flavor.
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old band alum
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Posted: 2012-01-30 8:23 pm   Permalink

Trader Dicks in Reno serves a Backscratcher which contains Bourbon, Orange Curacao and passion fruit. I made a variation with Bourbon, orange juice and pineapple juice and it had a different taste than rum, There is a separate Tiki Central post on the Backscratcher.

 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2012-02-09 8:11 pm   Permalink

I've repeated substituting 3 oz Powers Gold Label irish whiskey and 2 teaspoons of Macallan 12 year old single malt for the rums in a navy grog, and this is an excellent combination, the single malt in particular enhances the allspice syrup very well.

 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2013-04-03 10:35 am   Permalink

picked up my first bottle of Tullamore's Dew, this Irish whiskey makes an excellent Painkiller and Navy Grog...

 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2013-04-03 10:45 am   Permalink

Tullamore Dew comes in "regular" and 12-year varieties. Which did you try? Sounds interesting...

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2013-04-03 11:39 am   Permalink


I like :

2 oz.templeton rye, small batch
1 full can of canada dry ginger ale
dash of sweet and sour/ or fresh lime juice/ or orange juice

add ice cubes, stir and drink


 
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Posted: 2013-04-03 1:59 pm   Permalink

Gotta say I am drinking more Old Fashion's & Manhattan's if I am in the mood
for a whiskey drink ( I have officially become an old guy from the 50s)
I have been enjoying "Makers Mark" in place of bars that don't have "Old Fitzgerald's"
now get off my lawn!



 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2013-04-04 10:30 am   Permalink

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On 2013-04-03 10:45, AceExplorer wrote:
Tullamore Dew comes in "regular" and 12-year varieties. Which did you try? Sounds interesting...



t'was the regular, i believe.

(i tend categorize booze by price, it was the "$20" bottle...)


 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2013-04-04 10:32 am   Permalink

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On 2013-04-03 13:59, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Gotta say I am drinking more Old Fashion's & Manhattan's if I am in the mood
for a whiskey drink ( I have officially become an old guy from the 50s)
I have been enjoying "Makers Mark" in place of bars that don't have "Old Fitzgerald's"
now get off my lawn!





same here, or a sazerac cocktail.

started this thread originally though bc i was utilizing whiskey when the rum cupboard was bare but i was in the mood for certain tiki drinks...


 
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