||Happy Buddha - Rose's Lime substitute
Joined: Jun 28, 2012
|Posted: 2014-05-25 08:09 am  Permalink|
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?
Joined: Sep 13, 2008
|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.
Joined: Jul 10, 2013
|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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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
|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.
[ This Message was edited by: TikiTacky 2014-05-25 12:04 ]
Joined: Feb 16, 2011
|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
Joined: Jun 28, 2012
|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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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
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!
The lime face!