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An honest comment from an occasional drinker
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2468
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2013-06-29 12:06 pm   Permalink

I appreciate your honesty, but let me point out that you may have answered your own question in the body of your message - if you don't drink very often, and if that also means you haven't personally tried a variety of tropical cocktails, then you may also not yet have been exposed to the gamut of tropical drinks and their flavorings. You may not yet have enough personal experience to make many general assertions. From the standpoint of ingredients in tropical cocktails, various citrus juices and types of rum and flavorings make a huge difference in flavors, so I'm not sure your point is one I would spend much time discussing. I would also point out that everyone has a different palate, and the range of personal tastes is vast - some prefer sweeter cocktails, others more tart cocktails. So I would encourage you to continue to explore tropical cocktails and find what you like. I think you will enjoy gaining many additional insights as others have before you. It would be great to see your progress as replies in this thread - what things are you discovering and learning? I encourage you to keep moving forward, trying things, exploring. And you won't need to "drink a lot" to do this, there are many different ways to begin a journey of cocktail discovery. I think you'll come to enjoy the experience, and it will likely pleasantly surprise you along the way. One way to start would be to pick up one of Jeff "Beachbum" Berry's books as a starting point. Cheers!

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