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venividivicibj

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It's been freezing up here in OC as well.
I broke out the shearling on Friday, and it took 10 minutes before I started sweating in it...
Lol - I was down at hi time last week picking up some orders
 

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Smuggler's Cove is kind of the Ur-text for contemporary tiki.
Minimalist Tiki is good for keeping things simple.
Beachbum Berry Remixed
Got the Smuggler's Cover - Any particular drinks I should start with/don't need crazy amounts of specific ingredients?
 

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don't need crazy amounts of specific ingredients?
lol.

For real though the Corn n' Oil is very good.

Mai Tai

The thing is honestly once you have orgeat falernum and all spice dram you'll be good to go. But the syrups take a bit of time...

This is a good guide. You can start slowly or just get all three on Amazon (all spice dram might not be I forget). You can also make your own all spice dram which I have not done but heard it is very easy.

 
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Lol - I was down at hi time last week picking up some orders
When the world changes back, you need to come up for a $10 Tuesday.
I miss the wine bar...
Every late December/early January they always do a customer appreciation tasting ( except this year ). $25, and a slew of high end wines to taste.
Last year I took my kid who's old enough now.
I kept her tasting notes because they were awesome.
One was "had a gasoline tang".
 

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When the world changes back, you need to come up for a $10 Tuesday.
I miss the wine bar...
Every late December/early January they always do a customer appreciation tasting ( except this year ). $25, and a slew of high end wines to taste.
Last year I took my kid who's old enough now.
I kept her tasting notes because they were awesome.
One was "had a gasoline tang".
Didn't know they did tastings other than at the wine bar, nice.

Have you done the wine tastings at K&L (they used to do it every saturday, with 2 or 3 bigger ones each year)? Lawyeredad, Erictheobscure, and I had thought about going to either that or just a bar, but never panned out
 

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I haven't...
Gelson's was doing regular wine/food tastings in Newport that I was into for awhile.
Hi Times is pretty close to me, so it's been my main go-to. The customer appreciation tasting is at the wine bar.
They do some wine dinners though, at local restaurants. Those are more of an investment.
 

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lol.

For real though the Corn n' Oil is very good.

Mai Tai

The thing is honestly once you have orgeat falernum and all spice dram you'll be good to go. But the syrups take a bit of time...

This is a good guide. You can start slowly or just get all three on Amazon (all spice dram might not be I forget). You can also make your own all spice dram which I have not done but heard it is very easy.

lol all the poorly labeled Tiki syrups I used to have in the fridge drove my wife crazy. I always knew what they were, and she never used them, but as a chemist, she was on principle opposed to unlabeled reagents.



Also cinnamon syrup is just the best.
 

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lol.

For real though the Corn n' Oil is very good.

Mai Tai

The thing is honestly once you have orgeat falernum and all spice dram you'll be good to go. But the syrups take a bit of time...

This is a good guide. You can start slowly or just get all three on Amazon (all spice dram might not be I forget). You can also make your own all spice dram which I have not done but heard it is very easy.

Nice - just didn't want to buy like 5 mixers and they all go bad in 3 months and I've only used half of 1.
 

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I have quite a few books, including Jerry Thomas' which is great.
This is the one I find myself using the most.
It's spiral bound, so when you have it open to a recipe, it lays flat.
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Nice - just didn't want to buy like 5 mixers and they all go bad in 3 months and I've only used half of 1.
They won't. People worry about the syrups going off but like you can keep them in the fridge FOR EVER.

Orgeat can go bad but it'll be a while. The Small Hands Food small bottle will be good or the Latitutde 29 bottle.

Falernum is a syrup and All Spice Dram is an actual liqueur.
 

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Nice - just didn't want to buy like 5 mixers and they all go bad in 3 months and I've only used half of 1.
The only things you really need to buy are falernum, allspice dram, and orgeat. The first two stay good forever in most formulations, and orgeat can stay good a suspiciously long amount of time depending on what brand you get. John Taylor's Velvet Falernum is probably the standard and is shelf stable indefinitely (has alcohol in it). St Elizabeth's All-spice Dram is good too.

All the syrups you can and should make at home. They stay good for months in the fridge.


I see simple syrup at the store and just shake my head. It's like eight bucks for 20 cents worth of sugar, and maybe a minute of your time. Infusions are barely any more work.
 

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Maggie’s farm Falernum (what I bought at my local store) is high enough ABV to be shelf stable and won’t go bad any time soon, like any other liqueur. I also have St. Elizabeth’s for my allspice.

I made all of my syrups as rich versions (2:1 ratio) and added a shot of vodka to them before decanting so they should be safe in the fridge pretty much indefinitely. Made them at least 4 months ago and they’re all clear, no growth, no funky smell to indicate anything off. I’ve got cinnamon syrup, rich simple, rich Demerara, and honey syrup. Bought Auntie Lilikoi’s for passion fruit syrup
 

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Mr Wong Cantonese Restaurant Yuzu Spritz Yuzushu sake, Beefeater gin, fresh rock melon, topped with Prosecco
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