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anybody have a good non-alcoholic substitute for rum?
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From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2012-02-24 06:02 am   Permalink

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Co makes a flavor called "Coconut Rum", which I've found has a "fruity" rum taste. I haven't yet tried brewing and cooling it for mocktails, but I'd be interested in seeing what it would do.


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From: San Diego
Posted: 2012-02-24 10:06 am   Permalink

WOW that actually looks tasty! Who would have thunk?

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Marty Lush
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From: A Bar In Far Bombay
Posted: 2012-02-24 10:19 am   Permalink

This is really a great topic! Although I gave up Lent for Lent, I too have friends and relatives who cannot drink for one reason or another. I attended a Beachbum Berry seminar a few years back at Hukilau in which he told a side anecdote about Don Beach once mixed a cocktail with no alcohol whatsoever. His friend tasted it and swore he could pick out at least 2 different rums in the flavor.

It would seem that, for dark rum, the flavor is gonna come from cane sugar and the oak tannins of the barrel it was aged in. The bite obviously comes from the alcohol content. Some darks also have a note that reminds me of maple syrup. So maybe you could start with something that uses maple syrup (high grade of course) and some other substance that could lend a level of oakiness (is that a word?) to the flavor. Perhapse some type of bitters?

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From: santa rosa, calif.
Posted: 2012-02-24 1:23 pm   Permalink


On 2012-02-23 20:47, MadDogMike wrote:
Just a thought, how about heating the rum to evaporate off the alcohol? The boiling point of ethyl alcohol is 172F, perhaps at that temp is would boil of the alcohol without boiling of the flavor or the water. You could add purified water afterwards to bring it back to it's original volume. Safety would be an issue too.

PS - no fair standing over the pan to inhale the fumes

That's what I was thinking.

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Posted: 2012-02-24 1:29 pm   Permalink

"I gave up drinking. Now I freeze it and eat it like a popsicle!"

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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-03-29 11:06 am   Permalink


On 2012-02-23 21:30, Trader Tom wrote:

On 2012-02-23 21:02, thePorpoise wrote:
Tom, best i can tell the Monin product is not available in US market...

I've bought it here:


They have a wide range of Monin syrups you don't commonly see at brick-and-mortar stores. It's a great place to get lost in. Sort of a gourmet cooking supply warehouse...

I used the rum syrup to make some mocktails for my 4-year-old.

Again, I'm not prepared to give up rum, but you might try it in a mocktail and see what you think.

Sorry about the double post earlier.

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3309 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-03-29 3:20 pm   Permalink

Hey thanks Lori, I didn't know they had opened one here
they have a nice selection of bar supplies also....

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From: Koala Kabana, New England
Posted: 2013-03-30 10:10 am   Permalink

Seems like alcohol free rum extract is the place to start.


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From: San Diego
Posted: 2013-04-01 1:06 pm   Permalink

Marijuana, Heroin, Cocaine should all work as a substitute.

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