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A Spiritous Journey through Remixed - From the Astro Aku Aku to the Zadaran Storm
Destro100
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Joined: Jun 28, 2012
Posts: 137
Posted: 2014-02-28 07:40 am   Permalink


Interestingly delicious:

Drink 39: Krakatoa

Ingredients I used:

Fresh orange juice
Fresh lime juice
White Grapefruit Juice (bottled 100% juice - not from concentrate)
Yoga Apricot Nectar
John D. Taylor's Velvet Falurnum
Stirrings Espresso Liqueur
Flor de Cana 7 year - Golden rum
El Dorado 12 year Dark rum
Angustura Bitters
Hawaiian Valley Coffee (freshly ground - very similar to Kona)

I live for tiki recipes that include more than seven ingredients. That's what makes tiki mixology so much fun. True, many of them don't live up their promise, but this one does. It's complex, unique, delicious, and intoxicating.

I'm a huge fan of the Mai Kai's coffee-based drinks (Mutiny and Black Magic), and I really appreciate what the bum has created here. This is his take on the style and it works wonderfully. It's also pretty unique in its own way. The combination of juices gives this drink a nice foil to work with against the deep earthy bitterness of the coffee and the Angustura. The combination of rum is interesting and staying away from the Jamaican pot-still funk helps differentiate this drink from other tiki drinks that are too reliant on the jamiacan rum flavor profile as a backbone to their drinks. I'm not completely sure how the Falernum is working here as it seems there are too many other things going on, but perhaps if I used a homemade more-intense version it would come through more boldly.

This is a great drink for tiki aficionados. I don't think I would serve it to newbies; it might be too complex to appeal to the untrained-tiki-taster.

My personal rating: **** (4) out of ***** (5)

SCORECARD:
4.5 ALMOST PERFECT - 1 drink so far
Chief Lapu Lapu

4 - EXCELLENT - 7 drinks and counting
Colonel Beach's Plantation Punch /Aurora Bora Borealis / Outrigger / Bourbon Special / Beachcomber's Gold (Hollywood and Palm Springs) / Hell in the Pacific / Krakatoa

3.5 - VERY GOOD - 10 drinks and counting
Beachcomber's Punch / Coronado Luau Special / Hawaii Kai Treasure / Coconaut / Castaway (slightly modified) / Don's Special Daiquiri / Banana Daiquiri / Captain's Grog / Viking Fog Cutter / Navy Grog

3 - GOOD - 11 drinks and counting
Eastern Sour / Astro Aku Aku / Kapu Kai / Western Sour / Beachcomber's Gold (Waikiki) / Red Tide / Samoan Fog Cutter / Gold Cup / Headhunter / Fogg Cutter / Noa Noa

2.5 - ABOVE AVERAGE - 4 drinks and counting
Jasper's Jamaican / Derby Daiquiri / Carioca Hawaiian Cocktail / Hawaiian Room

2 - AVERAGE - 5 drinks and counting
Beachcomber's Gold (Chicago) / Lychee Nut Daiquiri / Fog Cutter / Von Tiki / Planet of the Apes

1.5 - BELOW AVERAGE - 1 drink and hopefully not too many more
Boo Loo


 
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