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From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
|Posted: Today; 12:38 pm  Permalink|
Ouch, I guess I'm one of those guys who slagged the Lani-Honi way back when. This is what I love about this thread. It's giving me guidance on which drinks I need to go back and revisit. Perhaps it was one of my first exposures to Benedictine that accounts for the low rating, but I've since grown to appreciate the liqueur (in smaller doses) so the Lani-Honi is not nearly as jarring as it probably once was. However, I don't think it's very well balanced and seems to be missing something ... perhaps another, darker rum and something else to add some sweetness and balance. So I'm still conservative in my rating, which has been adjusted on the Grogalier, bringing the drink's overall score up to a 6.
That's the first of four that I've revisited that I've changed, but I've got four more on my list, including the Rum Runner, which I suspect I may actually rate lower. I'm not sure what I was thinking seven years ago, but perhaps I was in the midst of spring break revelry. I may compare the original against one with with Lemon Hart and fresh banana, as Kill Devil suggests.
And heylownine: I'm sure you realize we're now eagerly awaiting the Smith & Cross podcast.
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