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Orgeat syrup???
Tiki Mon
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Joined: Oct 28, 2003
Posts: 71
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2003-11-03 3:00 pm   Permalink

Does anybody know where I can get orgeat syrup? Online? None of the liquor stores in my area (coastal central Florida) carry it. Is almond syrup a good substitute? You know, like the kind of stuff some folks mix with coffee.

 
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TheMuggler
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 289
From: Brooklyn, NY
Posted: 2003-11-03 3:10 pm   Permalink

Almond syrup is a good substitute, but if you are looking online the place to go is:

http://www.tradervics.com

Make sure you grab some Rock Candy Syrup and Passion Fruit syrup while you're buying.

I prefer TV's Rock Candy syrup to other brands of simple syrup or homemade because they give it a slight vanilla flavor.

Also, I read somewhere that TV Passion Fruit syrup is the only one available made with actual passion fruit. Go figure.
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Tiki Mon
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Joined: Oct 28, 2003
Posts: 71
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2003-11-03 3:45 pm   Permalink

Thanks Muggler!

 
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donhonyc
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Joined: Jan 13, 2003
Posts: 1173
From: The Quiet EAST Village
Posted: 2003-11-03 5:09 pm   Permalink

Tiki Mon-

Beleive me.. I have been down this frustrating little road myself. What the Muggler says is true, the only place, so far on-line is the Trader Vic website. I also checked the Torani website, but they don't sell on-line. Torani is the only brand of Orgeat that I have been able to find retail around here. And they say you can get anything, anytime in New York. Bah I say! Bah! Yeah I can find it here, but the store I go to which is a gourmet coffee place is so far the ONLY place I have been able to find it.

I also had a frustrating interlude the other day just trying to find simple Grenadine for cryin out loud! Some grocery stores have it and some don't. The one in my neighborhood doesn't have it (of course). Gotta make a special trip for that too.

What do we have to do to make a simple Mai Tai at home I ask?

I suggest you hunt around in some of the gourmet coffee places in your area. Call them first, or else you'll have an Orgeat breakdown. And don't try Starbucks...I don't think they're cool enough to carry it. In fact I'm pretty sure they don't have it.

cheers!


 
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pablus
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Joined: Jul 23, 2003
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From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2003-11-03 5:23 pm   Permalink

I like Trader Vics...but...
I usually buy a case at a time of the Torani, which I prefer, from BevMo.

Heck. I just used my last bottle on Saturday's Scorpions.

Back to the web.



[ This Message was edited by: pablus on 2003-11-03 17:26 ]


 
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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 1266
From: Orlando
Posted: 2003-11-03 5:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-11-03 17:23, pablus wrote:
I like Trader Vics...but...
I usually buy a case at a time of the Torani, which I prefer, from BevMo.
[ This Message was edited by: pablus on 2003-11-03 17:26 ]



What's BevMo??


 
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Tiki Rider
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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
Posts: 497
From: South Orange County, CA
Posted: 2003-11-03 5:43 pm   Permalink

Beverages and More...shop on-line at BevMo.com
Aloha


 
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thejab
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2986
From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2003-11-03 5:44 pm   Permalink

Where's the orgy at?!
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Traderpup
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 1049
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2003-11-03 5:50 pm   Permalink

There's plenty of retail places in SoCal for orgeat syrup.... must be a Hoiti Toiti thing! Smart-n-Final carries a huge selection of Torani syrups, Cost Plus usually has a good selection too.

 
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donhonyc
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Joined: Jan 13, 2003
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From: The Quiet EAST Village
Posted: 2003-11-03 10:39 pm   Permalink

Nice tip onthe BevMo. Checked that out.

Now if we could only get some people here in NYC to sell the Trader Vic stuff in the stores. I've poked around a couple of liquor stores, but no dice. Looked in some grocery stores too.

You people out in California (or 'on the coast' as the show-biz people say) are so damn lucky with people sellin the T.V. stuff in the liquor stores and all. One day I'm gonna leave this town because of the lack of Trader Vic & tiki stuff, I swear, really.

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Traitor Vic
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Joined: Jan 02, 2003
Posts: 428
From: Greenville, SC
Posted: 2003-11-03 10:41 pm   Permalink

Yo, Tiki Mon! Do check the coffee shops in your area for either Torani or Monin brands. Both of those can be found from several dealers online. I would suggest asking the guy at your local liquor store to see about stocking Fees Brothers. If you promise you'll buy all of your Rum there he shouldn't have a problem ordering a case or two. If he won't do it you don't need to be buying Rum from him anyway.

Fees Brothers also makes a darn good Grenadine (using actual pomegranites to do so) and are, to my knowledge, the only folks producing Orange Bitters in the USA these days.

Good Luck!


 
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Rattiki
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Joined: May 03, 2003
Posts: 422
From: Key West, FL
Posted: 2003-11-03 11:52 pm   Permalink

Ya could always just use Amaretto like I do, but it does add more alcohol!

 
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Klas
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Joined: May 04, 2003
Posts: 226
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Posted: 2003-11-04 05:17 am   Permalink

Monin syrups only uses natural ingridients and can be bought online at the Monin Store. I personally use their Orgeat and Passionfruit syrups and I'm very pleased. Note that their syrups are highly concentrated so the drink recipes might need to be adjusted a little bit (for example I'm using 1/3 ounce Monin Orgeat instead of the original 1/2 ounce in a Bali Hai Mai Tai).

Speaking of the Bali Hai Mai Tai, I've also found that replacing the Triple Sec with Orange Curacao really makes it good IMO. The Bali Hai version is also very handy if you don't have any fresh lime at home.



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martiki
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Posted: 2003-11-05 5:03 pm   Permalink

You can also always make your own almond syrup by simply adding almond extract to your homemade simple syrup! Save money!

 
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Tiki Mon
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Joined: Oct 28, 2003
Posts: 71
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2003-11-05 9:49 pm   Permalink

Save $$$..good advice. Besides, after six or seven Mai Tais whose gonna really notice?

 
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