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Hurricane Hayward
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From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2012-07-03 12:44 am   Permalink

You can stop trolling eBay. Thanks to an Atomic Grog reader, we may have a very viable fassionola substitute:



A 50/50 mix of Fee Brothers grenadine and Smucker's Red Raspberry Syrup (left) is very close in color and taste to Jonathan English brand fassionola.

We put it to the test in our Cobra Kiss and Jet Pilot tributes, with excellent results:

http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2011/11/20/mai-kai-cocktail-review-cobra-kiss-is-an-exotic-taste-explosion-guaranteed-to-strike-your-fancy/#fassionola

http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/02/07/mai-kai-cocktail-review-jet-pilot-soars-over-its-ancestors-with-flying-colors/#tribute


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CincyTikiCraig
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Posted: 2012-07-03 8:59 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-07-03 00:44, Hurricane Hayward wrote:
You can stop trolling eBay. Thanks to an Atomic Grog reader, we may have a very viable fassionola substitute:



A 50/50 mix of Fee Brothers grenadine and Smucker's Red Raspberry Syrup (left) is very close in color and taste to Jonathan English brand fassionola.

We put it to the test in our Cobra Kiss and Jet Pilot tributes, with excellent results:

http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2011/11/20/mai-kai-cocktail-review-cobra-kiss-is-an-exotic-taste-explosion-guaranteed-to-strike-your-fancy/#fassionola

http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/02/07/mai-kai-cocktail-review-jet-pilot-soars-over-its-ancestors-with-flying-colors/#tribute





You, my friend, have hit the ball out of the park once again BRAVO!


 
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arriano
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From: Dog Patch - San Diego
Posted: 2012-07-04 10:58 am   Permalink

I just had a funny thought: Any chance that Hawaiian Punch syrup IS fassionola?



 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-07-04 12:49 pm   Permalink

Refrigerate after mixing? Self life? Add a little 151 to extend shelf life?

 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2012-07-05 10:22 am   Permalink

Shelf life is probalby the same as the Smucker's and Fees, which is quite a while if you keep them in the fridge ... though the interaction of the two long-term is unknown. I would just keep the Smucker's on hand (it could be good in other drinks, and it's cheap) and mix up small batches with the grenadine when needed.

HH


 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2013-07-12 1:56 pm   Permalink

A new fassionola recipe has surfaced, thanks to Colin Powers, who writes the Cocktail Hour column for The Oregonian in Portland. He's also involved with events at Trader Vic's and Tiki Kon, and recently helped bring the Cobra Kiss to a special Vic's menu. Here's his full article:
http://www.oregonlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2013/07/time_for_a_tropical_adventure.html

And the fassionola recipe:

Fassionola: This tropical fruit syrup is hard to find but you can approximate it by bring together raspberry, cherry and orange flavors. Mix 1/4 cup Smucker's raspberry syrup (or raspberry puree), 1/4 cup grenadine or cherry syrup and 1/2 teaspoon orange extract. Grenadine traditionally has a pomegranate flavor though many today use a cherry flavoring. For this recipe, I made a homemade grenadine using a cherry-pomegranate juice blend cooked down with an equal part sugar and a splash of orange flower water. If you have dried hibiscus flowers, they're a lovely addition.



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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-09-13 06:23 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-07-04 10:58, arriano wrote:
I just had a funny thought: Any chance that Hawaiian Punch syrup IS fassionola?





WalMart carries a Rival brand Fruit Juicy Red Hawaiian Punch Snow Cone Syrup. As I remember, it taste very similar to the HP concentrate of the 60s ~ maybe not quite as tangy? It was marked down to a buck which probably means there are not going to carry it anymore.


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thePorpoise
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2013-09-13 8:29 pm   Permalink

this is one of my favorite zydeco songs of all time.

"Faaaaa-sha-no-la... Be my little cajun queen...
to stand beside you, sweet Fassionola
I'd even swim the Pontchartrain...!"


 
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