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Old 01-06-2008, 07:25 PM   #1
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Default What is your Favorite Rum Cocktail - #1

I am sure there are similar threads but thought I would start a new one. Having a very nice rum cocktail tonight and made me think of what is my favorite. As it turns out, not the one I am drinking. Wanted something new.

For the one I am drinking, it is a " French Tear". Stroh spiced rum, Grand Marnier and pineapple juice. Very nice drink served in a martini glass.

For my favorite rum cocktail. It has to be a traditional Bermudian "Rum Swizzle" made with Black Seal. I love the drink and island. Second to this is a Mai Tai - very good with El Dorado 12 year old.
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:52 PM   #2
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For my favorite rum cocktail. It has to be a traditional Bermudian "Rum Swizzle" made with Black Seal.
I have seen a number of recipes. What is yours?
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:28 PM   #3
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Mine is...

1oz Goslings Back Seal
1oz Mount Gay Eclipse (experiment with different rums here)
1 1/2 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
1 1/2 oz fresh pineapple juice
3/4 oz grenadine
1/2 oz lime juice
2 dash Angostura bitters

Several variations I guess but this is very close to the Goslings recipe. I did get a version containing a small splash of apricot brandy once in Bermuda and like the variation.

I just picked up a bottle of Stirrings Grenadine which makes for a better drink. Very good and actually made with real pomegranate juice as it should.

Falernum I think might be used more instead of the grenadine but is hard to find any in Toronto.
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:23 PM   #4
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Mine is...

1oz Goslings Back Seal
1oz Mount Gay Eclipse (experiment with different rums here)
1 1/2 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
1 1/2 oz fresh pineapple juice
3/4 oz grenadine
1/2 oz lime juice
2 dash Angostura bitters

Falernum I think might be used more instead of the grenadine but is hard to find any in Toronto.
Why not try to make your own? i cannot find any Falernum here either..so i make my own. In fact, i have never even tried any commercial falernum to compare with homemade ..i only had it in drinks at the Tiki Room, but i just bet the home made is better.

Here is a link to a recipe:
http://www.cocktailchronicles.com/20...28/falernum-8/
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:29 AM   #5
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Hmm...I know just the place to find 6 oz of Wray & Nephew, maybe I'll give this recipe a try this weekend...

A while ago I BS'ed falernum by reducing Reed's ginger ale in half, an mixing 1:1 with sugar. I also used Gosling's overproof (it was the only dark rum my buddy had), and mixed it about 3:1 with Bacardi "Superior." The two of us who had ever had a rum swizzle thought it was quite decent. The other two were less impressed. There was a bitterness on the end, which I think came from using calcium enriched orange juice, and it did not have bitters, which would have helped a lot. C'est le vive.
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Old 02-01-2008, 06:51 PM   #6
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Why not try to make your own? i cannot find any Falernum here either..so i make my own. In fact, i have never even tried any commercial falernum to compare with homemade ..i only had it in drinks at the Tiki Room, but i just bet the home made is better.

Here is a link to a recipe:
http://www.cocktailchronicles.com/20...28/falernum-8/
For the falernum, I agree it is harder to find than Santa Claus. I have a bottle I ordered from a store in the States in December but did not open until now. It looked much different than bottles I have brought home from Bermuda so I did not try right away. The one I just got was made by Fee Brothers. Just decided to make a Rum Swizzle with it instead of the grenadine. The Fee Brothers smells good but I no longer have the other brand to do a taste test. I will however say that I much prefer the version I make using grenadine. The grenadine I now use is made by Stirrings - OUTSTANDING. The only one I have come across that is made using real pomegranate juice. Not sure I will order another bottle of the Fee Brothers.

Home made might be good... might give it a try.

Almost done the drink writing this message - guess I need another....
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I have never tried Fee brothers but from what i`ve read its not the best..?
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:09 PM   #8
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I think my favorite is probably the mojito. The sweet, the sour, the strong, the weak...it's got everything. It's utterly perfect on a hot summer day.
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I enjoy a ti punch a lot, but my favorite all time rum cocktail has to be . . . the one in my glass.
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Mai Tai for me.
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