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Recipe: Molokai Maiden
Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2014-06-04 2:53 pm   Permalink

This drink goes with the newest Mai-Kai Memories series mug by Crazy Al:



Molokai Maiden
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz fresh orange juice
  • 1 oz soda water
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz Brandy (She was a fine girl.)
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz. Dark Puerto Rican Rum
  • dash bitters and a drop of orgeat or almond extract.

Shake or blend with crushed ice and pour into your Molokai Maiden mug with more crushed ice to fill.

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EPCOTExplorer
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Posted: 2014-06-04 7:23 pm   Permalink

Making this on Friday. YOWZA. Sounds great.

 
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Kill Devil
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Posted: 2014-06-05 07:11 am   Permalink

That mug has an interesting straw placement, and the recipe does sound good -- what would you suggest for the 'dark' Puerto Rican Rum?

 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2014-06-05 08:16 am   Permalink

A tweak on the Scorpion Bowl recipe. I use Myers's as my standard dark rum for mixing. I like the richness of it.
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2014-06-05 11:31 am   Permalink

Good choice of words for Myers's -- richness. I sub it in Painkillers too when I'm low on Pusser's and it works great.

I bought a new 1.75l bottle of Myers's earlier this week. They are using much darker glass now, it's almost black, and it's very hard to see the level of rum in the bottle.

That's my "nerdy cocktail comment" for the week.....
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2014-06-05 3:39 pm   Permalink

weird- somebody made me a Jungle Bird using Meyers's, and it seemed watered-down compared to the Blackstrap versions i had been drinking previously...

 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2014-06-05 4:03 pm   Permalink

Myers's is a dark rum. Isn't Blackstrap an even darker "black" variety of rum? So if that is correct, it would make sense that Myers's in a drink would not have the same intensity of flavor as your Blackstrap. The only darker-than-Myers's I have is Kraken.
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Swanky
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Posted: 2014-06-06 06:41 am   Permalink

I don't think of Kraken as a dark rum, but a spiced rum. I actually like Sailor Jerry's better, but they are both good. Black Strap may be very dark, but to me it is too sweet and molasses. I could just be imagining the sweet due to thinking about Black Strap molasses. It brings other flavors to the drink that are not "dark rum". I like Myers's because it gives a strong traditional "dark rum" flavor and aroma to a cocktail. I also mix with Brugal and Coruba, and even Appleton VX as my dark. They are not as potent in the "dark rum" flavor, but play well in that role. Smith & Cross could go in there, but to me it has some notes that are distracting. I would also put the Demerara 80 proofs in there as dark rum mixers. Much better straight than Myers's, but in mixes have a similar profile that says "dark rum", only better. I don't use El Do 12 year as a dark rum because I can't get it here and it costs me a lot more than Myers's. In recipes that call for Demerara I sub Myers's if the drinkers are not going to notice. El Do will shine through for those with a good palette and make the drink better.
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Kill Devil
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Posted: 2014-06-06 08:25 am   Permalink

Gotta say I've pitted Myers vs Coruba in a number of drinks and Coruba wins across the board (richer, less 'medicinal' tasting). Luckily the liguor store down the street carries it, though it's a rare item in Chicago. Blackstrap is another beast entirely, something I'd never sub for dark Jamaican (unless you wanted to really change the taste profile), but works great in many drinks, and is cheap (at least the Cruzan Blackstrap is)

 
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Sunny&Rummy
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Posted: 2014-06-06 08:53 am   Permalink

Agreed that Coruba >>> Meyer's.

Also agree that Cruzan Blackstrap is a rum unto itself. There are burnt notes in the flavor profile similar to Demara but not quite as acrid I don't think. Certainly not as versatile as Coruba but there are specific drinks where I think it really shines like the Jungle Bird, Corn 'N Oil, and Blackstrap Betty. In the Jungle Bird I think it plays really well with the Campari and pineapple juice.
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2014-06-06 08:59 am   Permalink

Good comments, all! Myers's is typically the most common dark rum in the recipes I make, so I'm interested in exploring the darker and blackstrap varieties. And, Hayward, I forgot that Kraken was a spiced rum. I bought a bottle of Kraken because many of my friends like it, although I never could enjoy sipping it straight, it's a "mixer" that I want to try some things with. And same is true for the blackstrap and other dark varieties. Corn 'n' Oil is on my list to try at home.

Thanks, everyone, for the insights. My liver must be made to get in better shape ahead of the Hukilau next week.
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Sunny&Rummy
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Posted: 2014-06-06 09:22 am   Permalink

Hukilau is going to hit me hard. The wife and I have been dieting so the booze consumption went way down to cut some calories. Not in peak drinking form, but maybe the drink tab won't be so astronomical this year!

Ace, for the Corn 'N Oil you will probably be unimpressed if you use Taylor's Velvet or Fee Bros. Falernum. But if you have a good homemade Falernum with strong clove and ginger and lime zest notes a Corn 'N Oil made with 1:1 Cruzan Blackstrap and Falernum is one of the best things you'll ever drink.
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Swanky
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Posted: 2014-06-06 09:35 am   Permalink

Coruba and Brugal are not readily available here. Myers's is a bit too much for some things. I like that though. I would probably use Coruba or Brugal for everyday mixing if it was always around.

 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2014-06-06 11:08 am   Permalink

On 2014-06-06 09:22, Sunny&Rummy wrote:
Ace, for the Corn 'N Oil you will probably be unimpressed if you use Taylor's Velvet or Fee Bros. Falernum. But if you have a good homemade Falernum with strong clove and ginger and lime zest notes a Corn 'N Oil made with 1:1 Cruzan Blackstrap and Falernum is one of the best things you'll ever drink.

Great suggestion! I've been making Falernum myself for a few years now, and bought a bottle of Taylor's Velvet Falernum once and it was very weak. I just can't see Taylor's making much impact in a modern cocktail, there was not enough lime/ginger/clove flavor at all, it was a sweet and very wimpy syrup.

So homemade Falernum it shall be!
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2014-06-06 4:50 pm   Permalink

I like Gosling's Black Seal, anybody use it?

 
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