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Updates to The Mai-Kai Cocktail Guide on The Atomic Grog
mamelukkikala
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Posted: 2014-03-04 10:15 am   Permalink

Thanks for the review.

Personally I think mild budget rums definitely have their place in mixology. We don't always need to use the most flavorful rums, and honestly, I think we shouldn't even do that. When you're making a complex drink and you use only the most flavorful rums in it, it can easily result a messy drink with several intense flavors fighting for your attention to the point you don't know what the hell you're even drinking. Your hard work with fresh juices and quality syrups are gone. In these cases you need a mild rum that supports the heavyer rum(s), working together to create a balanced cocktail. As we all know, the most important ingredient in a tiki drink is the rum, but the mixers are what creates the character of the cocktail. Hide those flavors, and the cocktail is gone. You're left with good rums, but that is all there is. Nothing to distinct itself from all the other concoctions. But of course that's just my opinion.


 
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