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Old 03-13-2008, 01:20 AM   #1
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Default Blue Agave syrup

Well as some of you know I have been on a mission to get some cane syrup particularly Depaz or Petite Canne.

Unfortunately no such luck; however today at a local health food store I spoke with one of the employees about finding cane syrup. She referred me to one of the floor managers. He suggested that I try Blue Agave syrup as a substitute.

I was advised that it was light, very sweet, and had a neutral taste. So I purchased a 375 ml bottle.

Well I am pleasantly surprised. It is very sweet, has no taste except for the sweetness, and mixed very well with a Neisson ti punch. Its also not very viscous more like olive oil to the touch.

So until I can get the real thing.....this will do nicely.
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:40 AM   #2
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I have never tried agave syrup but it sounds interesting. All i know is that its sweeter than honey.
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:05 AM   #3
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agave syrup is one of the main ingredient to make a TOMMY S MARGARITA.
i know it s tequila sorry.
i won t say it is as sweet as honey but the one we get in the uk is really thick and viscous
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It's a more subtle, floral sweetness that you get from the Agave syrup. Wonderful stuff - we use it all the time - obviously with anything containing tequila but we also paired it with the Temptryst Algerita Wood Rum
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Now i know one thing for sure..i must get a bottle and try it for myself.
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Its not bad...and its very sweet. I was also surprised on how bland it is and how easily its flavored. When I put it in the ti punch, the lime and rum flavor came right though.

I still haven't given up my quest for Depaz or Petite Canne but this will do nicely until then.

For info Tiare its organic Blue Agave syrup. I'd post a picture if I could figure that part out
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I`ve found the organic Blue agave syrup and i find it very nice and its just like Paul said, a more subtle, floral sweetness. I`ve read its sweeter than honey but after tasting it i`m not sure about that.
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I still haven't given up my quest for Depaz or Petite Canne but this will do nicely until then.
There is a huge difference between these two syrups. Depaz is much more like a light molasses while the Petit Canne is more like the agave syrup mentioned in this thread.
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:36 PM   #9
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Funny you should post this. I also just bought some 100% Agave Nectar. Was looking for it for a tequila drink and when searching on the net, found lots of positive things to say about it. Lots of doctors recommending as a sugar substitute. Sweater so you use less. It is a little thick but mixes well unlike honey.

I decided to use it in some of my favorite rum cocktails instead of simple syrup. Very very pleased with the results. Without question, it is now going to be a main stay in my bar.
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Sometimes when I don't have sugar cane syrup I'll use a little honey in a cocktail but it just doesn't mix as well, though it is so much better than crystalline sugar.
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