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Of course I have enjoyed a Zombie with Hamilton's 151 demerara rum, but I also have the Hamilton 86 and some El Dorado 8 I'm wanting to try in some cocktails. Do any of you have some good ideas on how I could use theses other two rums in some tiki cocktails?

arcadiandj -- These rums are mentioned all over Tiki Central, often in connection with a number of drink names and recipes which use these rums, and often with names of recipe books too. Do you own any recent tiki cocktail books, like those from Jeff Berry? Or the TotalTiki app? These would allow you to do your own research, quickly and easily, and find a bunch of good recipes. I'm suggesting this as opposed to guys like me listing a bunch of recipe names here, and rehashing what has already been written here and also written in a number of very good books.

So I'd like to suggest trying the "search" feature here, see how it goes. And if it doesn't help, write back and tell us what the other threads are lacking.

Cheers!

I used the search feature and didn't come up with any drink recipes. I have Beach Bum Barry remixed and have only found a couple: the Noa Noa and another that doesn't come to mind at this moment. I guess I just need to read each recipe? I've also done a Google search with only limited results. I'm guessing my method of research/use of search terms is ineffective. So I thought I'd ask this forum-only my second thread here and the first one got locked-"there are other threads that address this topic-do your research."

"Thread bloat" can be an issue, so the past suggestions to do your research and not open new topics is still a good suggestion for all of us, not just you. :)

I got many hits when I searched "Demerara" here. And a bunch more when I searched only in the "Tiki Drinks and Food" thread. Is it possible you're not searching correctly? Or, are you actually reading the hits you're getting? I found many discussions of not only the various Demerara rums, but also the cocktails many of us are using them in. Some of the posts are very recent, especially those about Lemon Hart 151, Hamilton 151, and substituting those in various drinks. Searching for "El Dorado" will give you a bunch of hits as well.

Finally, two more things, followed by two suggested recipes:

  1. Some recipe books, in their index, list recipes you can make with specific ingredients.
  2. Phone apps often do the same -- TotalTiki for the iOS platform. With TotalTiki, Demerara rum is specified in 20 recipes and can be used in 24 recipes.

Here are a couple personal Demerara recommendations:

  1. Try a "Boo Loo" if you're into fancy presentation. Hollow out a pineapple (buy a tool for this) and then make the drink and serve it. Your guests will be very impressed, and the drink is not bad.
  2. Try "Beachbum's Own." It's the predecessor to the one further refined and served at Latitude 29 in New Orleans.

Hope this helps. Good luck and have fun!

S

On 2016-06-20 06:31, AceExplorer wrote:
"Thread bloat" can be an issue, so the past suggestions to do your research and not open new topics is still a good suggestion for all of us, not just you. :)

I got many hits when I searched "Demerara" here. And a bunch more when I searched only in the "Tiki Drinks and Food" thread. Is it possible you're not searching correctly? Or, are you actually reading the hits you're getting? I found many discussions of not only the various Demerara rums, but also the cocktails many of us are using them in. Some of the posts are very recent, especially those about Lemon Hart 151, Hamilton 151, and substituting those in various drinks. Searching for "El Dorado" will give you a bunch of hits as well.

Finally, two more things, followed by two suggested recipes:

  1. Some recipe books, in their index, list recipes you can make with specific ingredients.
  2. Phone apps often do the same -- TotalTiki for the iOS platform. With TotalTiki, Demerara rum is specified in 20 recipes and can be used in 24 recipes.

Here are a couple personal Demerara recommendations:

  1. Try a "Boo Loo" if you're into fancy presentation. Hollow out a pineapple (buy a tool for this) and then make the drink and serve it. Your guests will be very impressed, and the drink is not bad.
  2. Try "Beachbum's Own." It's the predecessor to the one further refined and served at Latitude 29 in New Orleans.

Hope this helps. Good luck and have fun!

AceExplorer, thank you for your response and suggestions. I did not read completely through the posts generated by my search. The subject lines and initial posts were not relevant to my question-although, and I am thankful for your influence, when I began to read deeper, I did find some nuggets. Using the search term "Demerara" in the "Drinks and food" forum (and Google-save for some non-tiki cocktails) did not produce off the beaten path info on cocktails. HOWEVER, (and again, thank you for your influence) I have not tried the names of specific rums-duh:( That will be my next step.

I am new to tiki cocktails and rum, so I have not tried apps-are you teaching me how to plant corn and not just giving me one time periods supply? Thank you for the recipes. I will check them out. Ok, enough for now, and for now, you have pointed me in some great directions! This was very helpful.

J

A quick, easy, tasty cocktail from the Eldorado website:
I typically use Hamilton 86 or Eldorado 8.
While not really a Tiki cocktail, it sure is the base for one.

Demerara Swizzle

In a highball glass, add 50ml El Dorado 5 Year Old, 25ml freshly squeezed lime juice, a dash of bitters, 30ml pineapple juice and 10ml sugar syrup. Fill up glass with crushed ice and swizzle. Add more ice and pineapple juice if necessary and garnish with a lime wedge.

50ml El Dorado 5 Year Old
25ml fresh lime juice
30ml pineapple juice
10ml sugar syrup
bitters

http://theeldoradorum.com/the-original-swizzle?ml=1

On 2016-06-20 19:03, arcadiandj wrote:
AceExplorer, thank you for your response and suggestions.

Glad to have been of some help. I was a newcomer here too, and I remember what it was like to explore and discover. By the way, swizzle's suggestion of Grogalizer is a good one - check out that free online app and the drink suggestions it will make. And jamoke's suggestion of visiting the El Dorado web site is a good one as well. I think you're well on the way to discovering plenty of things to do with Demerara rum!


The liver must be punished! :) :drink:

On 2016-06-20 06:31, AceExplorer wrote:
"Thread bloat" can be an issue, so the past suggestions to do your research and not open new topics is still a good suggestion for all of us, not just you. :)

I got many hits when I searched "Demerara" here. And a bunch more when I searched only in the "Tiki Drinks and Food" thread. Is it possible you're not searching correctly? Or, are you actually reading the hits you're getting? I found many discussions of not only the various Demerara rums, but also the cocktails many of us are using them in. Some of the posts are very recent, especially those about Lemon Hart 151, Hamilton 151, and substituting those in various drinks. Searching for "El Dorado" will give you a bunch of hits as well.

Finally, two more things, followed by two suggested recipes:

  1. Some recipe books, in their index, list recipes you can make with specific ingredients.
  2. Phone apps often do the same -- TotalTiki for the iOS platform. With TotalTiki, Demerara rum is specified in 20 recipes and can be used in 24 recipes.

Here are a couple personal Demerara recommendations:

  1. Try a "Boo Loo" if you're into fancy presentation. Hollow out a pineapple (buy a tool for this) and then make the drink and serve it. Your guests will be very impressed, and the drink is not bad.
  2. Try "Beachbum's Own." It's the predecessor to the one further refined and served at Latitude 29 in New Orleans.

Hope this helps. Good luck and have fun!

ACE Explorer, that Total Tiki app is SO COOL! Thank you for the great tip!

Glad to have been able to help, and that you like the TotalTiki app.

In cocktail recipes, remember that Hamilton 151 is a very good substitute for Lemon Hart 151. Some rate it better than Lemon Hart 151, and that's what Ed Hamilton set out to accomplish.

Let us know how it goes.

I thought I'd mention a couple great Demerara rum recipes that I just updated: The Mai-Kai's Demerara Cocktail and Demerara Float ...

http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/01/08/mai-kai-cocktail-review-the-demerara-cocktail-is-a-throwback-to-another-era/

http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/09/07/lost-cocktails-of-the-mai-kai-the-classic-demerara-float-rises-again/

As we now know, Lemon Hart 151 is back on the market in the U.S. You can find out more on this thread:
http://www.tikicentral.com/viewtopic.php?topic=51252&forum=10

Here are a bunch of Mai-Kai cocktail recipes featuring Lemon Hart and Hamilton rums ...
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/05/08/rums-of-the-mai-kai-legendary-lemon-hart-returns-to-the-promised-land/

I also was lucky enough to recently sample a bottle of O.V.D. from the UK. We enjoyed it in a few Demerara Cocktails, along with El Dorado 8. I still prefer ED8, but O.V.D. is no slouch. A little darker and richer (most likely including added sugar and color), it may appeal to those who want a slightly milder flavor from their Demerara.

Here are a few more recommended Demerara rum recipes on The Atomic Grog blog ....
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2015/12/31/the-week-in-tiki-dec-14-27-2015-preview-new-tiki-bars-coming-in-2016-festive-new-years-events-a-new-kon-tiki-voyage-plus-more/#rum
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2015/10/19/the-week-in-tiki-oct-5-18-2015-tiki-mondays-with-miller-2015-finale-hulaween-at-the-mai-kai-worlds-best-bars-honored/#rum
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2015/07/10/the-week-in-tiki-june-29-july-12-2015-tiki-kon-and-tales-of-cocktail-event-previews-tiki-diablo-invades-home-depot/#rum
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2015/03/26/the-week-in-tiki-march-23-2015-trader-sams-grog-grotto-about-to-open-new-polynesian-village-resort-merchandise/#rum

On 2016-10-22 14:37, Hurricane Hayward wrote:
I thought I'd mention a couple great Demerara rum recipes that I just updated: The Mai-Kai's Demerara Cocktail and Demerara Float ...

http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/01/08/mai-kai-cocktail-review-the-demerara-cocktail-is-a-throwback-to-another-era/

http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/09/07/lost-cocktails-of-the-mai-kai-the-classic-demerara-float-rises-again/

As we now know, Lemon Hart 151 is back on the market in the U.S. You can find out more on this thread:
http://www.tikicentral.com/viewtopic.php?topic=51252&forum=10

Here are a bunch of Mai-Kai cocktail recipes featuring Lemon Hart and Hamilton rums ...
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/05/08/rums-of-the-mai-kai-legendary-lemon-hart-returns-to-the-promised-land/

I also was lucky enough to recently sample a bottle of O.V.D. from the UK. We enjoyed it in a few Demerara Cocktails, along with El Dorado 8. I still prefer ED8, but O.V.D. is no slouch. A little darker and richer (most likely including added sugar and color), it may appeal to those who want a slightly milder flavor from their Demerara.

Here are a few more recommended Demerara rum recipes on The Atomic Grog blog ....
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2015/12/31/the-week-in-tiki-dec-14-27-2015-preview-new-tiki-bars-coming-in-2016-festive-new-years-events-a-new-kon-tiki-voyage-plus-more/#rum
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2015/10/19/the-week-in-tiki-oct-5-18-2015-tiki-mondays-with-miller-2015-finale-hulaween-at-the-mai-kai-worlds-best-bars-honored/#rum
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2015/07/10/the-week-in-tiki-june-29-july-12-2015-tiki-kon-and-tales-of-cocktail-event-previews-tiki-diablo-invades-home-depot/#rum
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2015/03/26/the-week-in-tiki-march-23-2015-trader-sams-grog-grotto-about-to-open-new-polynesian-village-resort-merchandise/#rum

Thank you Hurricane Hayward for sharing your amazing WEALTH of knowledge!

Demerara fans note - whole fresh pineapples are available everywhere now. A local grocer has two for $3. I picked up four and we made Boo Loo cocktails - taught a friend how to use a pineapple corer. The Boo Loo is an opportunity to use TWO Demerara rums. I used Hamilton 151 and El Dorado 5 year.

No pineapples? The drink may also be served in a large snifter. This is “option B” if you core a pineapple too deeply and pierce the bottom.

This drink is truly tiki goodness, and fun to make for guests.

Like an idiot I didn’t take any photos... But the pineapple season is still in full swing, and I’m likely to make it again soon.

Also did a search - we do not have a “pineapples” thread or a “Boo Loo” thread here. That surprised me considering how stunning of a presentation this drink makes. I may start a “cored pineapple drinks” thread and post some pics.

T

Lemon Hart + Coke + Lime add ice, drink.

This is where most of my Lemon Hart went.

Here are my Boo Loo pics:

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