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Fassionola?
Chester Copperpot
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Joined: Nov 18, 2016
Posts: 8
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2018-01-09 06:45 am   Permalink

Thank you for the recipe mmaurice! I'll give this one a run through this weekend

 
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Hamo
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-03-01 11:17 pm   Permalink

Doug’s most recent Tiki Month post at Pegu Blog is about fassionola. I didn’t realize Jon English still exists and is still making it. Looks like I might need to order a bottle soon....

http://www.killingtime.com/Pegu/2018/02/27/so-whats-up-with-fassionola/

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Bam Bam
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Joined: May 13, 2016
Posts: 236
From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-03-02 09:25 am   Permalink

I've gotta agree with the article, that Jonathan English page is possibly the most useless website since Zombo.com. "Information-free website" is dead on. No wonder hardly anyone even knows they still exist!

And agreed, gotta try some now that I know where to get it.


 
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rbeyer68
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Joined: Sep 17, 2015
Posts: 66
From: Plano, TX
Posted: 2018-03-02 12:27 pm   Permalink

I made a couple Cobra's Fang last night with the following Fassionola:

1/4 cup Smuckers Red Raspberry (bought directly from Smuckers)
1/4 cup Grenadine (homemade via Smugglers Cove recipe)
1/2 tsp Orange Extract

That is a mighty fine tasting cocktail.



Rick in Texas


 
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Tonga Tiki
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Joined: Nov 14, 2006
Posts: 186
From: The Tonga Lounge in Safety Harbor, FL
Posted: 2018-04-13 07:42 am   Permalink

I have been using the Red Tropical Gold Fruit Mix for years. I buy it on ebay and always have an unopened bottle in the house. Once opened... I put an ounce of vodka in to stabilize and keep it in the fridge. When Hurricane Irma came through I lost my power for 6 days and it survived. With so many ways to come up with a substitute I don't think its critical to use English's, but I find it convenient.

I think the big reason I like fassionola is the red color. Even great drinks sometimes have that orangeish brownish look and fassionola makes it more appealing to me.

My go-to drink is a slightly modified version of one of Hurricane's Jet Pilot tributes. On a hot Saturday in the pool it makes you feel like you've put on rose tinted sunglasses. I use fassionola in my recipe, but I pull back on the honey mix and finish up the half ounce with fassionola.

My variation of Hurricane's Jet Pilot tribute

1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce orange juice
1/2 ounce falernum (Fee Brothers)
Fill half ounce jigger to 2/3 full with honey mix and the other 1/3 with fassionola. This part is never that precise. Both are sweet and it gets the red color in.
1/8 teaspoon of Pernod (sometime a little more is interesting)
A couple of shakes of Angostura Bitters (regular)

3/4 ounce of Don Q Silver Rum (BTW - my favorite silver rum - Makes great Mojitos)
3/4 ounce of Cruzan Gold Rum
3/4 ounce Appleton VX Rum
3/4 ounce Lemon Hart 151 - I think this is the critical rum. There is always a big debate about which is better: old yellow label, red label or new version. Doesn't matter...Lemon Hart provides a unique smooth, smokey flavor you cant get anywhere else and with a 151 punch. Yes - Hamiliton's is the only substitute I would use. It does make it less smooth and more in your face. But that isn't a bad thing either. I am certain I don't have to explain to this group that using Bacardi 151 would be blasphemy. However Bacardi 151 is useful in getting love bugs off your bumper.

I use a Hamilton spin mixer for 5 seconds with a 1/2 cup of crushed ice. Fill an old fashioned glass (I use my Hukilau glasses) and top off with more crushed ice.

I'm lucky to have access to all versions of Lemon Hart. When the old yellow label and red label stopped being produced, I bought everything I could get my hands on. But to enable me to stretch those out till I die I have purchased a couple of cases of the new stuff for parties etc...

Enjoy!

[ This Message was edited by: Tonga Tiki 2018-04-13 09:50 ]


 
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PalmtreePat
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Joined: Oct 07, 2014
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From: Los Angeles, CA
Posted: 2018-04-14 08:12 am   Permalink



I finally got myself a bottle of the official stuff and I gotta say, it's nothing like my homemade mix OR the passionfruit syrup that apparently gets used as a substitute alot. I can only describe it as "brighter" than my grenadine/raspberry/orange extract mix and the berry flavors are the predominant note. And even though I know it's probably getting to work on a nice plump stomach tumor even as I type........I still really like it.


 
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CosmoReverb
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Joined: Sep 19, 2016
Posts: 83
From: Southern California
Posted: 2018-04-16 10:36 am   Permalink

I've heard whisperings that BG Reynolds might be including a Fassionola in a new group of syrups that they will be doing a kickstarter to fund in the near future.

Anyone can confirm?


 
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JCorduroy
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Joined: Sep 17, 2014
Posts: 12
Posted: 2018-04-20 10:37 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-04-16 10:36, CosmoReverb wrote:
I've heard whisperings that BG Reynolds might be including a Fassionola in a new group of syrups that they will be doing a kickstarter to fund in the near future.

Anyone can confirm?



Yup, Red Fassionola is indeed on of his new syrups being brought to market in Kickstarter, along with Gardenia Mix, Honey Mix, Devil's Reef Pineapple Molasses, and Hazelnut Orgeat. You can see them all in their store on their website - they're currently marked as Sold Out, but noted in the descriptions as 'Coming Soon! Check our news for Kickstarter info!', with the exception of the Hazelnut Orgeat, which is just 'Coming Soon' - not sure if that'll be a KS syrup or not.


 
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JCorduroy
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Posts: 12
Posted: 2018-05-03 07:55 am   Permalink

For those who were curious, Blair's Kickstarter is now live - some great rewards in there!

http://kck.st/2JNlGdY

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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 2018-05-03 11:52 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-05-03 07:55, JCorduroy wrote:
For those who were curious, Blair's Kickstarter is now live - some great rewards in there!

http://kck.st/2JNlGdY



Thanks for the heads up. That got funded quickly!


 
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BG_Reynolds
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From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2018-05-03 7:59 pm   Permalink

Thank you so much for posting this. I saw the Tikiroom.com referral and was so excited! Been a LONG time since I've been around on here, but I think about it often.

Cheers!


 
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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 2018-10-05 11:55 am   Permalink

Any Kickstarter contributors receive their BG fassionola yet? They're starting to surface but mine's not arrived yet. Can't wait to put it to use.

 
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kkocka
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Joined: Jul 23, 2013
Posts: 801
Posted: 2018-10-05 7:13 pm   Permalink

I haven't received my Kickstarter package yet but I did get some honey and fassionola from Blair when we met while he was at Disneyland. I haven't put it to use yet though because I'm taking a big drinking break.
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Hamo
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 30 days ago; 6:16 pm   Permalink

My box came on Monday. The fassionola has a distinct passion fruit flavor (but a thinner consistency than Blair's passion fruit syrup), with some hint of cherry in the background. I'm enjoying it in a Cobra's Fang right now.

I still need to try Jonathan English's, too.


 
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