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Best substitution for grapefruit juice in a Navy Grog?
AdOrAdam
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From: Wolverhampton, UK
Posted: 2013-08-11 11:39 am   Permalink

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On 2013-08-08 14:51, Sixx wrote:
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On 2013-08-08 14:47, jingleheimerschmidt wrote:
Just make a different cocktail.

I don't want to.



I wouldn't get hung up on what you're making - it's all a form of planters punch IMO: some juice, some sweetener, some liquor, some liquor!

There are 2 navy grog versions to my mind, don beach with honey & trader vic with sugar & pimento. I prefer the don beach version.

i think the honey & grapefruit combo is what works in the don beach version, I would make the trader vic version & use fresh OJ instead of grapefruit (OJ is great with pimento).

I've made navy grog 'type drinks' with lime & lemon, they were ok but not as good as the original.

For me, substituting an ingredient in a drink shows you how important it is sub away!

[ This Message was edited by: AdOrAdam 2013-08-11 11:53 ]


 
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Bam Bam
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2016-05-30 6:25 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-08-09 20:16, Sixx wrote:
I ended up using two parts orange jucie and one part lemon juice as a substitution. I don't know if it was a spot-on approximation, but it tasted good! lol



The OJ & Lemon combination works fairly well as a substitute for grapefruit juice, but I find adding a dash of Tonic water as well adds that other level of bitterness that otherwise would be missing.

If you want it pink - just add a couple drops of grenadine for color.


 
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PalmtreePat
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Posted: 2016-05-30 11:41 pm   Permalink

I'm surprised no one has mentioned pineapple juice as a viable alternative to grapefruit yet. I've seen it mentioned in the context of DtB grog recipes here several times.

 
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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 2016-06-01 1:46 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-05-30 23:41, PalmtreePat wrote:
I'm surprised no one has mentioned pineapple juice as a viable alternative to grapefruit yet. I've seen it mentioned in the context of DtB grog recipes here several times.



For years I used to use pineapple in place of grapefruit in the mai kai rum barrel which worked great. I don't have an ailment or medical reason not to use grapefruit but I used to find that when I used local Texas (red) grapefruit or any bottled kind that it overpowered every other flavor in the drinks I made when I used the amount called for in the recipe. I've since found that if I cut the amount of grapefruit in half it balances much better. That is unless I have access to Florida white grapefruits in which case I go full amount.


 
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Merl Diver
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Posted: 2016-08-22 1:13 pm   Permalink

The Jasmine (gin, lemon juice, Campari, Cointreau) tastes remarkably like grapefruit -- I'd experiment with some of those ingredients, lemon and bitter Campari in particular.

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