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Happy Buddha - Rose's Lime substitute
Destro100
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Joined: Jun 28, 2012
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Posted: 2014-05-25 08:09 am   Permalink

Hey Folks,

I'm looking to try the Happy Buddha from Beachbum's Remixed but have hit a slight snag. The Happy Buddha calls for Roses Lime Cordial. I would prefer not to have to go out and buy this if it can be avoided. Does anyone have any substitutions that would work in this drink?

Thanks


 
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happy buddha
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Joined: Sep 13, 2008
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Posted: 2014-05-25 10:37 am   Permalink

My ears are burning!!

Just use fresh lime juice & a good sugar or gum syrup as a sub for roses.


 
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wizzard419
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Posted: 2014-05-25 11:43 am   Permalink

Yeah, that's probably the best. I've not tried the cordial but if it has a strong lime scent without a sour flavor (if someone has tried it they might be able to confirm this) then what you could do is make your own by soaking lime zest in Simple/Rich syrup (add vodka after you're done if you want to give it some shelf life).

 
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TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
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Posted: 2014-05-25 12:02 pm   Permalink

For what it's worth, Rose's Lime a Cordial is cheap, and can be used in a number of drinks. It's an artificial lime sweetener, basically. A bottle only cost a few dollars.

If you feel the need to make your own, here's a recipe:
http://cocktails.about.com/od/makeyourownmixers/r/lime_cordial.htm

Total cost will be more than buying the Rose's.

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Kill Devil
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Joined: Feb 16, 2011
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From: Chicago
Posted: 2014-05-27 09:23 am   Permalink

Rose's also works for the original Suffering Bastard - I think it meshes well with the Ginger beer

 
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Destro100
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Posted: 2014-06-02 05:39 am   Permalink

I gave in and picked it up. I don't love it. It works fine in the Happy Buddha, but I don't see much use for it going forward.

 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-06-02 07:53 am   Permalink

I've also never had much love for the Rose's lime products. They historically worked well to ward off scurvy. But if you don't have limes, and you need a substitute, it's understandable that you would press these Rose's products into service. That's part of the fun in the challenge of dealing with a product shortage.


Key Lime Cocktail!


Lime bars!


The lime face!

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