What Rambo learned at Bartending School today

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  1. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    This is the IBA recipe. What do you think of it?

    4.0 cl Gin
    2.0 cl Cherry Brandy
    0.5 cl Cointreau
    0.5 cl DOM Benedictine
    1.0 cl Grenadine
    8.0 cl Pineapple juice
    3.0 cl Fresh lemon juice
    1 dash Angostura Bitters
     
  2. scarphe

    scarphe Senior member

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    better I am not sure about the lemon juice and but pineapple juice needs to be fresh as well. if you are going to use fresh lemon why not fresh pine apple juice?

    and it does nto call for cherry brandy... it calls for Heering
     
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    Which is brandy-based and similar enough to cherry brandy to where you wouldn't notice the difference in a Sling.

    Also fresh pineapple juice can be hard to come by.
     
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    scarphe Senior member

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    then why not use generic triple sec instead on cointreau

    also heering is liqueur not a brandy are you suggesting i could use Kirsch as well?

    and hw si fresh pinebapple juise hard to come by ? you buy pine cut off the parts that do not have juice use a blender and filter it. and wow you have fresh pineapple juice.
     
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  6. b1os

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    Sure it's better to do all juices by yourself. But do you make your own mango juice, passion fruit juice, pear juice, peach juice, ... ? You could even make your own grenadine.
    The thing is, everyone can squeeze a lemon or lime. Not everyone has a juicer at home (to get a good result, blending and filtering isn't enough.. or you filter it multiple times which needs some time..). Or wants to clean the whole thing for one small cocktail.
    Besides that, you have to get a perfectly ripe fruit. Else it will taste not so good. The advantage of bought juices is that they can harvest the fruits riper than the ones we can buy (non-fly-ones) because the distance to the factory in general is far shorter than to your supermarket.
    So, all in all, I'd say it's great if you make your own juice. But I haven't seen a lot recipes that list "fresh pineapple juice" or smthng like that yet. So imo this is nitpicking and no reason to classify it as bad. Whereas bought lime/lemon juice is a reason.
     
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    ma juicer maybe needed for apple pears etc but works perfrectly well for the pineapples. but i have juicer as well and yes i usually have my live in maid make all my juices.
    it may be nitpicking but honeslty you taste a the difference when using fresh pineapple juice. so nit pickingit does affect the taste.
     
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  8. FLMountainMan

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    Can the bartending snobs please quit Stitching up the thread? It's bartending school. There will be shortcuts. There are plenty of other threads devoted to how many hours you spend on your 5 ounce cocktail.
     
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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Shut your mouth or I'll fuck it.
     
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    Why should he be rewarded?
     
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    Sorry for the lack of updates guys. I'm currently without internet and going through a bit of a rough stretch so I'm not able to provide any updates at the moment. Once things settle down I'll continue spreading the wealth. I've been taking notes and class descriptions so that I can properly convey the materials back to you.
     
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    I had one that maker's mark had sent me - it was recently thrown out to make room for baby teethers
     
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    Ok, so I completely forgot about this thread. My bad guys. I'll dig out my book and dole out some info.
     

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