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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 2015-09-07 3:29 pm   Permalink

This is what became of my Jon English after the four day power outage:



Pretty nasty.

Gonna make it at home from now on. The homemade raspberry syrup and grenadine version I made before just didn't cut through like the artificial stuff so I'll have to get store bought raspberry syrup or find a new recipe.


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-09-07 10:13 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-09-07 15:29, mikehooker wrote:
This is what became of my Jon English after the four day power outage:


Pretty nasty.

Gonna make it at home from now on. The homemade raspberry syrup and grenadine version I made before just didn't cut through like the artificial stuff so I'll have to get store bought raspberry syrup or find a new recipe.


Hey Mike, Keep us posted on your results please.
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Hurricane Hayward
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From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2015-09-28 12:20 am   Permalink

Looks like Jonathan English has a new site in the works ...
http://www.jonathanenglish.net/


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stormrider
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From: Ft Misery, Fl
Posted: 2016-04-29 11:30 am   Permalink

I just found this stuff. I don't know if it's any good or anything about it.

http://store.cocktailandsons.com/Fassionola-p/00005.htm

Storm


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JenTiki
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From: Home of the best rum collection in NC
Posted: 2016-04-29 1:08 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-04-29 11:30, stormrider wrote:
I just found this stuff. I don't know if it's any good or anything about it.

http://store.cocktailandsons.com/Fassionola-p/00005.htm

Storm


I picked up a bottle of that in Miami two weeks ago. The tiny sample I had was tasty (and sweet), but I'm not sure it's what Fassionala is supposed to be. Everything I'm reading says a lot about passion fruit, whereas this bottle says "hibiscus flowers" and "strawberries." I haven't done anything with it yet, but I might play with it this weekend.
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mikehooker
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Posted: 2016-04-29 2:41 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-04-29 11:30, stormrider wrote:
I just found this stuff. I don't know if it's any good or anything about it.

http://store.cocktailandsons.com/Fassionola-p/00005.htm

Storm



Seems real pricey for the size of that bottle and doesn't look to be a thick syrup like the English stuff. It seems everyone has their own interpretation of what fassionola should be. At Lei Low in Houston their homemade fassionola is super heavy on passion fruit which tastes great on it's own and in their original creations but probably won't work in applications that specifically call for fassionola. I'm assuming that's the case with this stuff.


 
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Hurricane Hayward
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From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2016-04-30 06:45 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-04-29 14:41, mikehooker wrote:
Quote:

On 2016-04-29 11:30, stormrider wrote:
I just found this stuff. I don't know if it's any good or anything about it.

http://store.cocktailandsons.com/Fassionola-p/00005.htm

Storm



Seems real pricey for the size of that bottle and doesn't look to be a thick syrup like the English stuff. It seems everyone has their own interpretation of what fassionola should be. At Lei Low in Houston their homemade fassionola is super heavy on passion fruit which tastes great on it's own and in their original creations but probably won't work in applications that specifically call for fassionola. I'm assuming that's the case with this stuff.



Here's a story from Tales of the Cocktail on the new Cocktail & Sons fassionola, which seems to be very well-crafted from fresh ingredients. They're aiming to be authentic to the history of New Orleans, which is admirable. But, as pointed out, we're not sure what interpretation this is.
https://talesofthecocktail.com/products/welcome-back-fassionola-hurricanes-long-lost-ingredient

I too picked up a bottle at Miami Rum Festival, so I'll be putting it to the test. But considering its price and seasonal availability, I wouldn't consider it a reliable solution. A friend of mine is working on a homemade version. I'm hoping to taste it soon and see if it's viable.

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the_devils_tool
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Posted: 2016-05-11 11:42 am   Permalink

I'm actually interested in the fassionola for a straight up Hurricane. I've already impressed my friends with Beachbum's passionfruit version but they didn't think it actually resembled (in color primarily) a normal Hurricane.

I ordered an ebay bottle of red, I'm curious to compare how it tastes in comparison to the powdered Hurricane mix (O'Briens) that you can find in every liquor store from here to eternity.
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the_devils_tool
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From: North Texas
Posted: 2016-10-29 11:37 am   Permalink

The first bottle I ordered I didn't get (my fault, long story).

I ordered another bottle this week for my girlfriend's birthday party - I made a huge batch of Hurricane with Mount Gay Eclipse (1.75L), Lemon Juice (29oz), and the English's Fassionola (29oz).

It was really really good. I was pretty impressed. The party goers liked it too, one commented that it was like Hawaiian Punch was pretty close but it wasn't as sweet (I know some people use Hawaiian Punch, I haven't tried that yet, wanted to see what Fassionola was like first)

Overall, it was a good change from all the passionfruit heavy drinks that I'm usually batching up for parties.
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 5 days ago; 11:26 pm   Permalink

Moved from another thread:

Quote:

On 2016-12-05 13:17, coralreef wrote:
So what does Fassionola taste like.

I tried Jonathan Englishes Red Fassionola Tropical Gold Fruit Mix it taste like strawberries and may be orange to me. Mostly strawberries.

I made two batches of my own fassionola:

Smuckers Red Raspberry 1/4 cup,1/4 cup grenadine (made from POM) and 1/2 tsp orange extract. Taste like orange sherbet to me.

Smuckers Red Raspberry 1/4 cup,1/4 Monin Cherry syrup and 1/2 tsp orange extract. Taste is closer to Jonathan Englishes Red Fassionola , but tastes of maybe cherry and a little orange. Tastes better than the one made with grenadine.

Tried the version with grenadine in a Cobras Fang, really was lacking.

So what should Fassionola taste like?




 
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Tonga Tiki
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From: The Tonga Lounge in Safety Harbor, FL
Posted: 3 days ago; 07:24 am   Permalink

I use the Jonathan English's Red... a little goes a long way. I recommend adding a little vodka to stabilize any syrups that may take awhile to finish.

 
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