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Trader Vic's at Trader Joe's!
cynfulcynner
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From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Posted: 2003-06-24 2:04 pm   Permalink


I just came back from the Emeryville Trader Joe's, and they're selling Trader Vic's Dark Rum for $8.99 a bottle (750ml)! They also have Trader Vic's Mai Tai Cocktail (no mixing necessary) for $6.99! Our prayers have been answered!

--cindy
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Tiki Royale
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From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2003-06-24 3:30 pm   Permalink

How do these two rate? Is the pre mixed Mai Tai decent?



 
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cynfulcynner
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Posted: 2003-06-24 3:40 pm   Permalink


I don't know -- I haven't tried it yet!

--cindy
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Geeky Tiki
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Posted: 2003-06-24 4:21 pm   Permalink

Well?

Well?

WAITING.........

Come on, happy hour in New York is over already!


 
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cynfulcynner
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Posted: 2003-06-24 4:39 pm   Permalink


I'm on the West Coast, and I'm stuck in the office for a few more hours....

--cindy
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Tiki_Bong
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Posted: 2003-06-24 4:57 pm   Permalink

I noticed that Trader Joe's was selling Trader Vic's pre-mixed Mai Tai's in H.B. I just didn't have the courage to try it...

    
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Nui Nui 2
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Posted: 2003-06-24 5:07 pm   Permalink

I just had to buy a bottle of the premixed just to try it. It's not horrible, but pretty sweet (needs a bit more rum too.) It was perfect to put in a bag and take to my daughter's swim party. It taste just like those Club premixed drinks we used to buy for the girls in high school.

 
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Tiki Royale
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Posted: 2003-06-24 5:09 pm   Permalink

Break out the straws!!



 
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cynfulcynner
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Posted: 2003-06-24 5:10 pm   Permalink


Hey, a fifth of the premixed stuff sells for less than ONE DRINK at the bar!


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Atomic Cocktail
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Posted: 2003-06-24 10:19 pm   Permalink

I was not expecting much with the Trader Vic's premixed Mai Tai so I was not disappointed-it's not bad for a premix! It's good to keep in your cabinet for a late night drink when you're just too damn lazy to make a real Mai Tai.

The Trader Vics' dark rum is also nice for the price. It's not too heavy with just a hint of cinnamon. It doesn't have the heavy 'bubblegum' flavor of the Hawaiian Dark Rum also sold at Trader Joe's.


 
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Atomic Cocktail
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Posted: 2003-06-24 10:29 pm   Permalink

Of course nothing, I mean nothing, comes close to a "BigBro World Famous Mai Tai".

 
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Traitor Vic
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Posted: 2003-06-24 10:50 pm   Permalink

I've been buying Trader Vic's Dark Rum for a few months now. I woulda said something about it here but I figured it was all over the rest of the country by the time it ended up in South Cackalakee.
My local store also carries a Trader Vic's Spiced Rum! Hmmmmmmmmmmm... Haven't tried that yet as I don't buy spiced rum very often.

[ This Message was edited by: Traitor Vic on 2003-06-24 22:51 ]


 
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cynfulcynner
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Posted: 2003-06-25 10:28 am   Permalink


The verdict on the premixed Mai Tais? Not bad!

They are a bit sweeter than the real thing and don't contain nearly as much booze, but adding a shot of Jamaican rum took care of that problem.


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SugarCaddyDaddy
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From: Huntington Beach, California
Posted: 2003-06-25 10:50 am   Permalink

Quote:

Traitor Vic wrote:
...My local store also carries a Trader Vic's Spiced Rum! Hmmmmmmmmmmm... Haven't tried that yet as I don't buy spiced rum very often.



TV~
I haven't seen the Spiced Rum in my area, only the Royal Amber and the Dark. Pictures of the 2 bottles are
here on page 2 of the post.
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Futura Girl
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Posted: 2003-06-25 11:28 am   Permalink

Just tried the Vic's premix last night (thank you Atomic Cocktail) and yes, it was a bit on the sweet side, but after the ice melted down a bit - it was just perfect for a tired person at the end of the day.

Also, I heard that the new Trader Joes Dark rum is especially good when mixed with orange juice and drunk underneath singing birds.


 
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