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Mixers, Water, Ice and Glasses

All of the ingredients in a cocktail contribute to the experience.


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Old 02-05-2008, 01:19 AM   #1
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Default Great Funking Purees

I've been playing around with a few of these Funkin purees, specifically the passionfruit, mango, white peach and raspberry. They come in small pounches with re-closable pop-top openings that make it very easy to pour and measure these lively fruity purees.

I started by mixing a bit of the passionfruit and mango purees with some orange juice and Charbay white rum. The purees are thick and flavorful compared to the orange juice. The drink is so richly tropical, I think it needs a splash of soda, which I don't have on hand. A handful of ice chills the drink and as it melts, dilutes the flavors a bit.

Second cocktail was a combination of the raspberry puree with some aзai and pomegranate juice. Again, very strong flavors of tropical berries. There's a good shot of rum hiding in there, barely detectable. Lots of ice... again, as it melts, the drink dilutes nicely.

Here in South Florida, we are lucky to have an incredible plethora of exotic fruits growing at local farms. Mangoes, passionfruit, anon (sugar apple), atemoya, guanabana (soursop), carambola (star fruit), kumquat, key lime, Persian lime, Myer lemon, Temple orange, tangerine, grapefruit, longan, lychee, mamey, monstera, papaya, passion fruit, sapodilla, black sapote, strawberries, blueberries, huckleberries, sugar cane, tamarind and water coconut are relatively easy to find, depending on the season.

Folks in less tropical climates might have a hard time finding such delicious ingredients, or at least a hard time preparing them to use in drinks. These Funkin purees make it so simple to open and pour tropical wonders from a space-age little pouch.



I look forward to doing more copious testing (including champagne combinations) with these new delights and I'll leave a few notes here along the way...
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:50 AM   #2
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Please do, i`m interested as i´m planning to get a few of these myself starting with the passionfruit puree.
I want something that has the taste of FRESH fruits and berries, at least as close to as possible.
There is a new cordial in this shop here, called Thorncroft pink ginger cordial.
Anyone tried it?

Anyway, what is a pink ginger? thought a ginger was a ginger..
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Any tips fpr some nice drinks with Guanabana juice? it reminds me a bit of Guava juice..
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Here is another product that looks great, yet is not available in Canada.

These things dissappoint me!
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:07 PM   #5
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But you can watch my business partner making drinks with the Funkin range from their website, which was shot in our office.

http://www.funkin.eu/video.asp

My favourite is the 'Jamaican me crazy' using Appleton - for the name alone
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Nice link Paul!

I like the ingredients in Raspberry Mule..
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Any tips fpr some nice drinks with Guanabana juice? it reminds me a bit of Guava juice..
We use guanabana juice in our rum punch. Other incredients include Passion fruit juice, bitters, and grenadine (for color). We use a white and gold rum in the punch.
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Will try that Adam, i got the Guanabana i the fridge right now, + the rest.
This evenings cocktail?
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I forgot, we also put 25mL of Navan in the punch (Vanilla Cordial made by Grand Marnier)
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Don`t have that, any good substitutes?
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