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From real fruit to the worst synthetic flavors what do you like and how do you drink it?


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Old 04-11-2008, 03:31 AM   #21
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Robert,
Tonight I did pick up a bottle of the Cruzan Rum Cream. Not having tried any other Rum Creams - all I can tell you is that this stuff does beat the pants off Kahlua and Baileys.

I found it to be extemely smooth and quite nice and had I found vanilla ice cream in my freezer, I fear that the bottle would be more empty than it is already.

Extremely easy to drink!

Now, I solicit your help - I have this Tortuga Banana flavored rum, which most reminds me of a 1970's soda pop called "Anna Banana" if you ever had that! I thought perhaps mixing the Tortuga in with the Rum Cream might make for an interesting taste. Interesting, yes. Good, no.

Then, I tried mixing Kahlua, milk and the Tortuga, and that was not good either. It's too sweet straight. Mixed with coke is just sick.

Outside of dumping the banana rum in cake batter, I'm running out of ideas - what would you suggest?

(I know I derailed the topic slightly, but I did just want to at least say I did buy the Cruzan Rum Cream, and found it quite enjoyable)! I want Castries as soon as I can find it!!!
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:58 AM   #22
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I've never had the Tortuga banana, but why not try it in place of white rum in Daiquiris or just toss it in a regular banana milkshake. Maybe just try it with orange juice?

Or pair it up with Galliano in variations of a Yellow Bird or Yellow Monkey.

In fact, maybe you can come up with some Yellow Monkey variation that uses both the Cruzan rum cream and Tortuga Banana?

Had I a bottle, I wouldn't have minded experimenting... instead of just tossing out ideas.
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:12 AM   #23
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I am welcome to as many ideas as you can throw at me regarding this banana rum.

It's become kind of like the quest for the Holy Grail, instead it's a quest to find something that "works" with this rum!!!

I indeed would have tried orange juice, but at the moment, the only thing I have in the fridge, is lemon ade, cranberry juice, a lone can of red bull and a gallon of milk!

Oh, and there's a bottle Reisling hiding in the back! Somehow I don't think it would get along with banana rum!!!
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:48 PM   #24
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I was thinking to take that banana rum and put it in a Bahama Mama...

Hey, I came up with these neat drink not too long ago, not sure if it will work with your banana, as I had Canne Banana and its got very little sweetness to it, but:

Tootsie Pop Martini

2 parts Banana rum
1 part Orgeat
1 part Godiva

You may want to cut the orgeat due to the sweeter rum.
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:48 PM   #25
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Adam - interesting (and funny) you mentioned maybe trying the Godiva. I went to the store last night with the intent of picking up the white rum for the Daiquiris for Saturday night (decided to go with the Cruzan Light), and I looked at that Godiva long and hard. Very tempted!

I thought about the Godiva specifically in regards to the Tortuga Banana. In the end, considering I spent over $170 on rums last week in Saint Louis, and made some purchases this week, that the expensive Godiva is going to have to wait.

(Maybe I can dump Hershey's syrup in a glass and pour the banana rum on top?)

I think you are right on pulling back on the orgeat - way back. This Tortuga is really, really sweet.

Speaking of that, were you serious when you said the Tortuga Light Rum has a taste of cake batter? Did you find this rum kind of "thick" or syrupy?

The banana rum is.
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The white wasnt thick and syrupy, it just had a flavor of cake batter which seemed obvious, but it didnt seem like it had been adulterated at all with sugars or syrups. What is the proof on the tortuga banana?
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Old 04-11-2008, 05:19 PM   #27
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The banana is 80 proof! Had to do a double take, but it is -yet is still tastes a tad syrupy to me. Probably because it is so sickeningly sweet tasting, but it's odd too because it does have a mellow slow burn with the higher proof.
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Maybe you could try to mix it with some coconut milk and grate some nutmeg on top?
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That is not a bad idea - I do have coconut milk at home, as well as nutmeg. Let me give this a whirl, and I'll let you know how it goes!
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