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djmont
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From: Potomac Falls, VA
Posted: 2013-07-28 2:46 pm   Permalink

This is a puzzler...

It sounds like you're trying to talk yourself in to liking Tiki drinks. Why? I have plenty of friends who'd rather drink bourbon or Scotch or a Martini than any Tiki drink. Drinking something you don't like is a sign of pretension or incipient mental illness. You said you already know what you like -- so drink that. I don't know why anyone would want to do otherwise.

But I think you wandered into the wrong forum, since this one is for discussing Tiki drinks.
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Freaky Torch
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Posted: 2013-07-28 2:55 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-07-28 14:46, djmont wrote:
This is a puzzler...

It sounds like you're trying to talk yourself in to liking Tiki drinks. Why? I have plenty of friends who'd rather drink bourbon or Scotch or a Martini than any Tiki drink. Drinking something you don't like is a sign of pretension or incipient mental illness. You said you already know what you like -- so drink that. I don't know why anyone would want to do otherwise.

But I think you wandered into the wrong forum, since this one is for discussing Tiki drinks.


I'm not trying to talk myself into anything.
I started this thread with the question "Any Tiki Bourbon drinkers here?"
and "Can tiki coexist with bourbon and beer? " I guess I got my answer.


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-07-28 3:00 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-07-28 14:16, Freaky Torch wrote:
I like steak a lot but I've never had an aged steak. Yet I also like a McDonald's hamburger from time to time. I don't believe you have to spend top dollar to enjoy a drink. If that is required then it's not for me anyway. Bringing it back to bourbon, I've had cheap ones like Old Crow or Ten High and I don't enjoy them as much as I do Wild Turkey. Yet I've spent more than WT money on so called "good" bourbon and enjoyed them less than the WT. My point is, I know what I like. I also know what I'm willing to spend. Fruit juice in my drinks is not really what I like, no matter how good the liquor is. Simply put, I like to taste the booze in my booze.



I am guessing you have not had real (as in classic) Tiki drinks, they are more liquor centric
and less juice flavored then you think.

And like I said earlier, I like a good "Old Fashioned" as much as a good Mai Tai
and both require a decent quality whiskey or rum, both were served in the classic Tiki bars
of years past.

You have not had a great steak until you have had one of aged beef, expensive...yes
but anything of quality is.

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Freaky Torch
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Posted: 2013-07-28 3:19 pm   Permalink

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You have not had a great steak until you have had one of aged beef, expensive...yes
but anything of quality is.

[ This Message was edited by: Atomic Tiki Punk 2013-07-28 15:10 ]




I'll have to respectfully disagree.


 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2013-07-28 3:28 pm   Permalink

there's a "what brands of beer are tiki" thread here somewhere.

here are three tiki drinks calling for bourbon; if you like a whiskey sour then you'll enjoy these (you can google the recipes or search them here at TC):

--the Eastern Sour (a Trader Vic's creation);

--the Western Sour (from Crane's Kon-Tiki);

--the Port Light (another Trader Vic's drink).


 
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Freaky Torch
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Posted: 2013-07-28 3:30 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-07-28 15:28, thePorpoise wrote:
there's a "what brands of beer are tiki" thread here somewhere.

here are three tiki drinks calling for bourbon; if you like a whiskey sour then you'll enjoy these (you can google the recipes or search them here at TC):

--the Eastern Sour (a Trader Vic's creation);

--the Western Sour (from Crane's Kon-Tiki);

--the Port Light (another Trader Vic's drink).



Thank you!

Here's a relevant article I just found on the subject:
http://www.letstiki.com/home/2011/4/13/the-sour-challenge-eastern-sour-vs-western-sour.html

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djmont
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Posted: 2013-07-28 3:52 pm   Permalink

With most consumer goods, there's a demonstrable relationship between price and quality. But it's not an absolute ratio. There are certainly bargains to be had with almost anything. That being said, it is generally the case that the best of anything is among the more expensive examples of it. It's an inevitable consequence of a market-based system. Of course, everyone's taste is different. There are surely some people who truly do prefer McDonald's to Peter Luger's. And more power to them! I imagine it's a blissful way to live.
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Freaky Torch
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Posted: 2013-07-28 3:55 pm   Permalink

Well said! I can definitely agree with that.

 
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happy buddha
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Posted: 2013-07-28 4:27 pm   Permalink

That's the spirit! Glad you're willing to try some recipes out. You can't go wrong w/ the classicics; I know you'll find something you love.

As far as cost & rum are concerned, better does not always mean more expensive. Coruba is better than Myers', and it's cheaper. Cruzan is far superior to Bacardi, and it's cheaper. Appleton v/x is probably my all-around favorite rum, and it's $16 a bottle...

By the way, I'm not against bourbon or beer. Especially beer. Beer=good.


 
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Freaky Torch
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Posted: 2013-07-28 4:35 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-07-28 16:27, happy buddha wrote:
That's the spirit! Glad you're willing to try some recipes out. You can't go wrong w/ the classicics; I know you'll find something you love.

As far as cost & rum are concerned, better does not always mean more expensive. Coruba is better than Myers', and it's cheaper. Cruzan is far superior to Bacardi, and it's cheaper. Appleton v/x is probably my all-around favorite rum, and it's $16 a bottle...

By the way, I'm not against bourbon or beer. Especially beer. Beer=good.



Coruba is better than Myers', and it's cheaper.

Now you're talkin' my language. Coruba will be the next rum I buy.


 
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Cargo Cult
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Posted: 2013-07-28 5:07 pm   Permalink

Wow, that was a warm welcome for a not unreasonable question, and all without any of the various smartypants responders mentioning the Honi Honi, which as far I know can be found on every Trader Vic's menu. Oh, well.

Good for you, Freaky Torch, for hanging in there. It may well be a waste of time, though. The straightbourbon fourms seem a bit nicer and there are rum drinkers there, too. This forum is a great source of info although sometimes the condescension toward newcomers gets a bit thick. Lurking may be a better solution. That way you get the info without the attitude.


 
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Freaky Torch
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Posted: 2013-07-28 5:16 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-07-28 17:07, Cargo Cult wrote:
Wow, that was a warm welcome for a not unreasonable question, and all without any of the various smartypants responders mentioning the Honi Honi, which as far I know can be found on every Trader Vic's menu. Oh, well.

Good for you, Freaky Torch, for hanging in there. It may well be a waste of time, though. The straightbourbon fourms seem a bit nicer and there are rum drinkers there, too. This forum is a great source of info although sometimes the condescension toward newcomers gets a bit thick. Lurking may be a better solution. That way you get the info without the attitude.



Thanks for the kudos but no one was rude and I enjoy the back-and-forth. I was just genuinely wondering if anyone was a bourbon fan like I am.


 
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happy buddha
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Posted: 2013-07-28 5:22 pm   Permalink

Who gave him attitude? I thought it was a pretty interesting discussion.

Let us know how you like the Coruba, freaky torch


 
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Freaky Torch
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Posted: 2013-07-28 5:26 pm   Permalink

I will!

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-07-28 5:27 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-07-28 15:52, djmont wrote:
With most consumer goods, there's a demonstrable relationship between price and quality. But it's not an absolute ratio. There are certainly bargains to be had with almost anything. That being said, it is generally the case that the best of anything is among the more expensive examples of it. It's an inevitable consequence of a market-based system. Of course, everyone's taste is different. There are surely some people who truly do prefer McDonald's to Peter Luger's. And more power to them! I imagine it's a blissful way to live.




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