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Hamo posted on Wed, Jul 27, 2022 7:00 PM

H10, did you drink that entire wall of cans? Cheers.

Hamo Blamo

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I have some lime juice left over, but I'm not sure I can or should finish it....

Clairin - the raw and grassy cane spirit from Haiti - is so new to the U.S. market, there aren't many great recipes out there yet. It's fine in small doses, but not easy to employ as the centerpiece of a cocktail. That all changed when I discovered 96 Tears, a simple Daiquiri riff by Nathan Robinson. Lime juice (3/4 oz), orgeat (3/4 oz) and Angostura bitters (3 dashes) pair perfectly with 2 oz of Clairin. I love the blend of funky, sweet, sour and bitter flavors. Four out of five stars.

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Hamo- lol

With your help maybe

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Drekker brewing in fargo

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Anyone live there?

If so, u win

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Hamo posted on Sat, Jul 30, 2022 4:19 PM

This one's for Skip: Rum and Coke

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I'll have to give this one a shot. Do you have the Velier series of Clairins? They're a lot more expressive than St Benevolence.

I'll need to keep an eye out, though it's very rare to see Velier bottles in the wild down there in Flori-duh. Nathan created the cocktail using St. Benevolence, so I defer to him on the reasoning for using it.

Pretty sure the FRS store carries the unaged and even the aged expressions so you should have distribution down there. The original four are Sajous, Vaval, Casimir and Vaval. They also released a variation called Communal which is a blend of all four at a slightly lower proof that works great in cocktails. It's worth picking some of these up to explore the bizarre side of Haitian rhum.

Mahalo Mike ... I will do that!

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Hamo posted on Fri, Aug 12, 2022 8:14 PM

Jungle Bird

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Forget the fancy premium rums or cocktails, I'm celebrating National Rum Day by continuing the quest for the perfect replacement for Kohala Bay. The defunct Jamaican rum (a descendant of the legendary Dagger and Appleton Punch) is a key ingredient in most of the classic tropical drinks at The Mai-Kai. Will a combination of Worthy Park 109 and Appleton Signature do the trick? We'll see ...

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Hamo posted on Sat, Aug 20, 2022 6:15 PM

Hosted Mele_Ipo, PineappleWhip, and his mother and brother while they were in town, so we opened the yellow label Lemon Hart for 151 Swizzles

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Very nice!

Breaking in my new bottle of bottle of Equiano Light with the Burrell Daiquiri (2 oz Equiano Rum, 1 oz fresh lime juice, 0.5 oz agave nectar, 3 dashes orange bitters). Elegant, dry and delicious. The rum is surprisingly rich and funky for a "light" rum, owing to its source of unaged sugar cane juice rum from Mauritius. That's complemented by a 3-year-old molasses-based Barbadian rum from the Foursquare Distillery.

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One of the best Navy Grogs I've ever had the pleasure of tasting. Mahalo Jeff "Beachbum" Berry and Ed Hamilton. Recipe and more info at https://beachbumberry.com/grog-rum.html

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Hamo posted on Tue, Aug 30, 2022 5:54 PM

Happy Mai Tai Day

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And it was outstanding! Thank you Hamo for sharing your special bottle of Lemon Hart. I wanted more! Next time we visit we can shake more drinks. :-) Cheers šŸ§œšŸ¹

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And it was outstanding! Thank you Hamo for sharing your special bottle of Lemon Hart. I wanted more! Next time we visit we can shake more drinks. :-) Cheers šŸ§œšŸ¹

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Hamo posted on Thu, Sep 8, 2022 6:26 PM

This seemed appropriate this evening: my Queen's Rum Barrel

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Hamo posted on Tue, Sep 20, 2022 7:30 PM

Trader Vic's emailed me today saying it's "Punch Bowl Day" but This Day in Tiki History says it's Rum Punch Day, which is much more manageable

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A Mai Tai Lagoon, (you just make lots of it) out of my Tangaroa Volcano Tiki Bowl. (Don't know how that gardenia got into the photo, but I assure you I didn't put it there!)

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Ti Punch! (with Neisson Agricole Blanc)

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Rising from the dead at The Mai-Kai ... We were lucky enough to secure several quarts of the world's original mysterious and deadly cocktail. The Zombie came back from the grave and was added to the to-go menu for Halloween.

There's a new blog post on AtomicGrog.com that includes manager Kern Mattei's tips on how to mix the deadly drink up at home, plus our the top five greatest moments in Zombie cocktail history ...

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Corn 'n' Oil (sadly, no pretty pictures.)

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This is from the other day but I had a "The Bar Is Lava" at Tiki Tom's in Walnut Creek

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A Tradewinds over at Smuggler's Cove, then a Last Rites at Last Rites, which might be a new favorite, and a Zombie Killer, which is a Zombie by way of Coconaut lane that I loved even though creamy coconut drinks can turn me off sometimes.

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Hamo posted on Sun, Nov 13, 2022 5:53 PM

Thought Iā€™d see how the Zombie Blend is in a Mai Tai. Not bad, but a little on dimensional

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Corsair Punch by Bill Nissley, featured in Issue 17 of Exotica Moderne. (Glassware from Witco Decor, straw from Surfside Sips.)

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