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Updates to The Mai-Kai Cocktail Guide on The Atomic Grog
CincyTikiCraig
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Posted: 30 days ago; 7:08 pm   Permalink

Hurricane and Mike Hooker: excellent posts! Very informative.

 
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jokeiii
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Posted: 30 days ago; 9:29 pm   Permalink

HH,

A bit further south in Miami, we have a chain of Cuban juiceries called "El Palacio de los Jugos" (The Palace of the Juices) and not only do they carry unpasteurized juices, they will also juice oranges, pineapples, etc. to order. The prices are also very, very reasonable.

Lastly, most of the Costco warehouses around here will carry Lambeth Groves unpasteurized orange juice ($7/gal!) which to my palate tastes as good as Kennesaw.

Hope this helps someone!

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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 29 days ago; 12:43 am   Permalink

LeftarmofBuddha: It's good to hear you're able to re-create the Mai-Kai cocktail experience without ever having had the pleasure of tasting the real deal. Perhaps some day you'll reach Nirvana ;>) ... In regards to the ingredients in Terry's Key Lime Pie Juice, I'm sure the lemon juice is minimal, probably to balance out the tart lime a bit. If you're mixing concentrated key lime juice with fresh Persian limes, it probably wouldn't hurt to add a small amount of fresh lemon as well.

mikehooker: I'm very interested to hear about your further experiments with key lime juice. I've tried juicing them myself, but the result is nowhere near as palatable as the bottled juice. It's curious that limes are not front and center on the bars in Cuba. We'll have to rely on your palate to tell us what's going on there, but I wouldn't be surprised if there's some blend of lime juices going on behind the scenes. As for the historical timeline, you're correct in assuming that by the post-Prohibition Tiki era, Persian limes were the predominant variety. However, I still wonder if the unique geographical location of Florida (and Cuba) allowed key lime juice to remain a viable option (and possibly a favorite of bartenders).

jokeiii: Mahalo for reminding me about the great juices down in Miami. The Palace of the Juices has always been on my radar, but now I really need to check it out. I'm sure the rest of the country is jealous of our bounty. Also, I was not aware of Costco's relationship with Lambeth Groves. I assume that's a regional perk as well.

Okole maluna!


 
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jokeiii
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Posted: 29 days ago; 06:44 am   Permalink

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On 2017-05-27 00:43, Hurricane Hayward wrote:
I'm very interested to hear about your further experiments with key lime juice. I've tried juicing them myself, but the result is nowhere near as palatable as the bottled juice. It's curious that limes are not front and center on the bars in Cuba. We'll have to rely on your palate to tell us what's going on there, but I wouldn't be surprised if there's some blend of lime juices going on behind the scenes. As for the historical timeline, you're correct in assuming that by the post-Prohibition Tiki era, Persian limes were the predominant variety. However, I still wonder if the unique geographical location of Florida (and Cuba) allowed key lime juice to remain a viable option (and possibly a favorite of bartenders).



HH, some quick thoughts on the lime thing. Last time I was down in the Keys, one of the bartenders explained how they let key lime juice sit for 2-3 hours to "soften" and also how they only use RIPE fruit which will be a pale yellow with minimal, if any, traces of green. All the ones I see in the chain supermarkets are quite green, and that may be the difference.
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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 28 days ago; 12:45 am   Permalink

Based on recent tastings, a new and revised tribute to the Demerara Float now features Hamilton 86 and Appleton Estate Reserve ...



http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/09/07/lost-cocktails-of-the-mai-kai-the-classic-demerara-float-rises-again/#tribute

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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 22 days ago; 5:16 pm   Permalink

I'm honored to be doing a special presentation during the finale of The Hukilau on June 11. We'll also be enjoying three "lost cocktails" from The Mai-Kai's 1956 menu, plus live surf tunes from Skinny Jimmy Stingray.



Full preview on The Atomic Grog:
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2017/06/03/event-preview-explore-60-years-of-tiki-cocktail-history-through-the-menus-of-the-mai-kai/

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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 20 days ago; 9:08 pm   Permalink

Long-promised and finally delivered: Two new tribute recipes for the 151 Swizzle ...



http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2011/08/03/mai-kai-cocktail-review-robust-flavors-and-potency-are-hallmark-of-151-swizzle/#tribute

These two versions represent the latest evolution of a seemingly simple cocktail that has been very difficult to nail down. Both are absolutely delicious, but for some reason the 151 Swizzle is not always consistent and you may encounter a sweeter or a stronger version when you come to The Mai-Kai. These two tributes represent these variations.



Okole maluna!

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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 19 days ago; 9:30 pm   Permalink

The featured "Flashback Friday" cocktail for June is the classic Liquid Gold. It's available only on Fridays through the end of the month.


Liquid Gold was last served in June 2016 during a special “lost cocktails” party at The Hukilau.

We hope to stop by later in the month to check out the latest return of The Mai-Kai's take on Beachcomber's Gold.

Check out our updated review and history ...
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2013/06/02/lost-cocktails-of-the-mai-kai-search-for-authentic-recipe-strikes-liquid-gold/

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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 18 days ago; 09:32 am   Permalink



Here's the link to follow for the daily schedule, news and updates, plus live coverage from The Hukilau ...
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2017/06/07/the-hukilau-2017-schedule-live-updates-news-and-photos/

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