May 10, 2014

Food Thread: Special Addition -- The Mai Tai [Top.Man]
— Open Blogger

Please welcome Moron Top.Man back from his generation-long quest for the perfect tropical drink. He has spent years in an open boat, lashed by the wind and the waves, fighting off sharks with just a drink umbrella, traveling from beach-side bar to beach-side bar, seeking the best in the world. [CBD]

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Mai Tai. The name translates to "the best" and, for those of a certain age, conjures images of tropical shores, scantily-clad wahines, and the music of Martin Denny.

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So, how do we make one? Start by gathering whatever juices you have in the fridge - orange, grapefruit, pineapple, whatever. Now pour all that crap down the sink. None of it has any business in a proper Mai Tai.

The Mai Tai was invented by Vic "Trader Vic" Bergeron in or around 1944. Other parties claimed to have invented it, but Vic received an out-of-court settlement related to the authorship of the drink, so we'll go with that. I refer you to Remixed by Jeff "Beachbum" Berry for the definitive history. (His books are must-haves for any Tiki drink enthusiast.)

The original Vic's recipe is simple:

1 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
2 oz. J Wray & Nephew 17-year rum
1/2 oz. Garnier Curacao
1/4 oz. orgeat
1/4 oz. rock candy syrup

Shake with 1 cup shaved ice, pour into a double highball glass, garnish with a generous sprig of mint.

Unfortunately, we'll never know how Vic's original tasted because the rum and the Curacao he used are no longer available. However, we can whip up a damned tasty drink with what we can find on the shelf at the local store in the spirit of the original recipe.

We'll get to the rums in a minute, but first we need to talk about the other ingredients.

Lime Juice

Fresh-squeezed only. No substitutes! Be picky when you shop for limes - smooth peel = juicier, bumpy peel = not so juicy. Put them in the fridge as soon as you get them home, they'll only keep for about a week at room temperature.

Squeeze your limes by hand, you want to get some of the oils from the peel into the juice - this is important! Use some sort of mechanical squeezer to get all the juice you can.

Squeeze only what you will use immediately. The juice will only keep for a couple of hours at room temperature before naughty things start growing in it. You can keep it in the fridge for about a day in a covered container, or for about a month if you freeze it.

These days it may be more cost-effective to use Key Limes thanks to The Great Lime Shortage of 2014. That's ok, you'll just have to squeeze a lot more of them to get the same amount of juice.

Rock Candy Syrup

This is a straight sugar syrup, saturated to the point that the sugar almost starts to precipitate into rock candy crystals. However, this is a pain in the ass to make, so we'll go with Rich Simple Syrup instead - 2 parts sugar to 1 part water. Combine in a saucepan over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Don't let it boil! Let cool in the pan, then transfer to a handy container for pouring. It will keep about a month in the fridge. You'll know it has gone bad when you see mold growing on the surface.

I use organic sugar because I think the slight molasses flavor works well in rum drinks, but plain old white sugar is OK.

Orgeat (pronounced or-ZHAW, it's French dontcha know!)

Orgeat is an almond syrup to which a very slight amount of floral water has been added. Monin and Torani are widely available; I prefer Monin because I find Torani to be too sweet and too strong. Just scale back a bit on the amounts of orgeat and simple syrup if you can only get Torani.

Add about 1/4 teaspoon of orange blossom water to the bottle if you go with either of these syrups. Shake the bottle a few times, then sniff. You should get subtle floral hints. Add a bit more orange blossom water if necessary. I prefer Cortas brand orange blossom water because it contains no alcohol. You can find it in middle-eastern markets or on Amazon (hit Ace's link!).

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That said, you really should just make your own orgeat. There's a labor-intensive way that produces a great result, or there's an easy way which produces a really good result. I don't bother with store-bought syrups anymore, it's that easy.

Orange Curacao

Curacao is an orange liqueur, usually 60 proof, usually based on either a brandy or a neutral spirit. I use Senior brand which actually comes from the island of Curacao, but it can be hard to find. Bols is the best of the commodity brands - avoid Hiram Walker and De Kuyper, you're better off substituting something like Cointreau if those are the only brands you can find.

There's no flavor difference between clear, orange and blue curacao, it's just dye. That said, you don't want to use blue in a Mai Tai, that's just wrong....

A quick word about spirits

Always use quality spirits in your cocktails. Don't be fooled by marketing - there's a certain best-selling white rum that's little better than vodka. You do NOT want it in your Mai Tai. Or your bar. Or even in your neighborhood.

This doesn't mean that you must use expensive spirits. There are some very affordable, very good spirits out there, it just takes a bit of research to find them. When in doubt, ask!

Garnish - slap your mint!

If you're lucky enough to have fresh spearmint in your garden then that's what you want to use. However, if you have fresh mint in your garden then every waking moment is probably spent trying to keep it from taking over the entire yard, a process that usually involves explosives and a flamethrower.

You can use the mint you find in blister packs in the grocery store, but you have to do a bit of prep work: rinse it in cold water, then wrap it in a wet paper towel. Place that in a plastic bag and refrigerate for a day. This will rehydrate the mint.

Select a generous sprig to garnish your Mai Tai, but slap it between your hands a couple of times before you place it into the glass. This releases the mint oils which you want to smell as you sip your drink.

Now that we're all juiced- and syruped-up we're ready to get shaking. We'll start with an "economy" Mai Tai that's very good and uses one commonly available rum:

The Budget Mai Tai

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1 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
2 oz. Appleton V/X
1/2 oz. Bols curacao (not blue!)
1/4 oz. orgeat
1/4 oz. rich simple syrup.

Shake 10 seconds with 1 cup (8 oz.) crushed ice, pour into a double highball glass, garnish with mint (slap the mint!). Add a bit more simple syrup or lime juice if it tastes too tart or too sweet - limes vary.

Appleton V/X is a very nice amber Jamaican rum that isn't very expensive (and frequently goes on sale). It's a good rum to have on-hand because it works well in many recipes.

The Trader Vic Tribute Mai Tai

This is where we channel our inner Tiki. It's also where we take a serious hit to the bank balance. It's also not for everyone due to the Martinique rum.

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1 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 oz. El Dorado 12 OR Appleton Extra (12-year)
1 oz. Rhum Clement VSOP
1/2 oz. Senior Curacao
1/4 oz. Emergency Orgeat
1/4 oz. rich simple syrup

Shake 10 seconds with 1 cup (8 oz.) crushed ice, pour into a double highball glass, garnish with mint (slap the mint!). Adjust lime/sugar if necessary.

Vic ran out of the original Wray & Nephew so the recipe transitioned to 1 oz. dark Jamaican rum and 1 oz. gold Martinique rum. There are plenty of good choices out there nowadays, so here are a couple of suggestions. El Dorado 12 is a demerara rum from Guyana that is very rich and very mixable, and is reasonably easy to find. Appleton Extra is a 12-year-old dark Jamaican rum that is equally good but hard to find currently due to a change in distributors. Either is excellent in this recipe. Both rums are spendy.

Rhum Clement is an aged Martinique agricole rum. It's made from sugar cane pressings, rather than the molasses base which is used for just about every other rum. This technique gives the rum a distinct grassy aftertaste which is kind of funky. I'm not a fan - yet. I usually substitute Appleton V/X when I'm not in the mood for funk.

Enjoy!

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That's all there is to it! Feel free to experiment with the rums - the general rule of thumb is to use one dark rum and one amber rum. If you're not sure then open the bottles, put both together under your nose and sniff. If it smells good, do it!

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Posted by: Open Blogger at 06:42 AM | Comments (177)
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1 Foist?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 10, 2014 06:45 AM (0HooB)

2 My life is now complete. I'll fetch the others.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 10, 2014 06:46 AM (0HooB)

3 Love those babes, and I used to love a Mai Tai every now and then when I was in CA.  I have never tried to make one here because it is almost impossible to find all that shit here.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at May 10, 2014 06:47 AM (T2V/1)

4 Wowser.

To complement the rocket fuel, today is National Shrimp Day.  So toss some shrimp on the barbie and knock back a Mai-Tai.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 06:48 AM (NSnWy)

5 mai tai's the ultimate tourist drink and goddamnit, pls pls stop ordering blue Hawaiians if you visit here!!!! I hate those

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 10, 2014 06:48 AM (G98WR)

6 the hotel in the background of the picture? the royal Hawaiian hotel which I can see from my balcony

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 10, 2014 06:50 AM (G98WR)

7 CBD, your link to the "Remixed" book is broken.

Posted by: DangerGirl, who is tired at May 10, 2014 06:51 AM (GrtrJ)

8 You'll know it has gone bad when you see mold growing on the surface. And that's why I keep coming here, for this type of knowledge that you can't find anywhere else on that Intarwebz thingy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 10, 2014 06:51 AM (0HooB)

9 Where do they keep the Essence of Sidebewb?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 10, 2014 06:53 AM (0HooB)

10 Booze thread before noon? I guess it really IS five o'clock somewhere! >>Start by gathering whatever juices you have >> in the fridge - orange, grapefruit, pineapple, >>whatever. Now pour all that crap down the >>sink. None of it has any business in a proper >>Mai Tai. LOL! I have a weakness for pineapple juice in my mixed drinks.

Posted by: Y-not at May 10, 2014 06:53 AM (zDsvJ)

11 Not much in the cupboard today, wife just went to Target, which now has a considerable grocery store section. I pretty much never go there, but I've developed a taste for one of their house brand "Trail Mix" pouches. Basically a box of chocolates with a couple raisins thrown in.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 10, 2014 06:53 AM (ZshNr)

12 NCJ, lets test your Hawai'i geography skills...  where was this taken?
http://tinyurl.com/mjenh3w

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 06:54 AM (NSnWy)

13 on curacao, there is one made from Sicilian blood oranges called Solerno (just checked the bottle) holy shit its good a little pricey but worth it

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 10, 2014 06:56 AM (G98WR)

14 Posted by: DangerGirl, who is tired at May 10, 2014 11:51 AM (GrtrJ)

#twoweeks

[thanks...fixed...I think]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 10, 2014 06:56 AM (QFxY5)

15
#twoweeks

[thanks...fixed...I think]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 10, 2014 11:56 AM (QFxY5)



Yep, works now!

Posted by: DangerGirl, who is tired at May 10, 2014 06:58 AM (GrtrJ)

16 i'm going to go with the very entrance to pearl harbor (technically it would be Hickam AF base) although at first I was thinking the end of magic park in ala moana

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 10, 2014 06:58 AM (G98WR)

17 16 i'm going to go with the very entrance to pearl harbor (technically it would be Hickam AF base)

although at first I was thinking the end of magic park in ala moana

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 10, 2014 11:58 AM (G98WR)


That's what I thought when I first saw it but it has been damn 40 years since I sailed in there.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at May 10, 2014 07:00 AM (T2V/1)

18 I saw a documentary that gin was introduced into the British Isles during the 18th century. The brits expected their gin to be served like their beer -- in pint glasses. So, it became a bit of a problem. Gin consumption was 2 pints a week for every person in the isles. So, 32 oz a week of gin = 4.5 oz a day. Is that a lot?

Posted by: Pug All Zipped Up at May 10, 2014 07:01 AM (3U9Bd)

19 Um nope, Ko Olina.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 07:01 AM (NSnWy)

20 "...and the music of Martin Denny Don Ho."

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 07:01 AM (aDwsi)

21 Now that summer's coming, it's sangria time. I'm kind of a purist -- none of that white wine crap, no fizzy sodas mixed in, and let's keep the fruit chunks to a reasonable minimum. Key ingredient: spices. Most people forget about these. Buy your Cheap Red Wine a week or so in advance, and steep a cinnamon stick and some cloves in the wine for a while. Then you can make the sangria. I go for straight 50% spiced wine and 50% fresh-squeezed orange. You can punch it up with some brandy (NOT tequila) but in hot weather that's asking for trouble.

Posted by: Trimegistus at May 10, 2014 07:03 AM (I8xM8)

22 19 damn, I thought that and dismissed it quickly cause of the trees being so close marina 2 by the chapel?

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 10, 2014 07:03 AM (G98WR)

23 Since this is the food thread, I need some advice on the best place to get inexpensive hamburger patties and hot dogs that don't taste like soy. My daughter is graduating from high school in June and the park where we're having her party has a grill. We were thinking burgers and hot dogs plus some salads/chips/pretzels would be the cheapest way to go. In this area we have Costco, Sam's Club and GFS.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 10, 2014 07:03 AM (yE8uc)

24 20 I didn't know Brian Dennehy was a band leader!

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 10, 2014 07:04 AM (HubSo)

25 You stole my motto: "If it smells good, do it!" You'll be hearing from my lawyer.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 10, 2014 07:04 AM (XvrTA)

26 The northern most baylet was where that photo was taken.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 07:06 AM (NSnWy)

27 That rum that CBD is so casually denouncing, Bacardi - If it wasn't for that stuff, I'd be getting ready to write my autobiography titled 'The Sixty Year Old Virgin'.
 
However, I would let him mix me one of his mai tais. I suspect I've never actually had a high quality one before.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 10, 2014 07:06 AM (cHZB7)

28 Sheesh, Barb, don't you know about Klements Brats? Or similar. We buy ours at Black Earth Meats, but that's a local gig. Put 'em in your roaster, with a bunch of onions, peppers and a couple of packs of onion soup, cook 'em till you grill 'em. Cheap, easy, awesome. Of course, this IS Wisconsin, where brat consumption is mandatory.

Posted by: tcn at May 10, 2014 07:07 AM (g+qqc)

29 It's not even noon time. You boozebags.

Posted by: Soothsayer § at May 10, 2014 07:07 AM (VlefE)

30 Oops, forgot the beer. Add beer to the roaster. Much more better.

Posted by: tcn at May 10, 2014 07:07 AM (g+qqc)

31 21 let's keep the fruit chunks to a reasonable minimum we call that the garbage they also absorb a lot of alcohol so we always eat the garbage many drunken nights on sangria then there was the time I puked up sangria in my little sister's shirt in spain which of course caused a fight which got us cuffed always my sister's fault

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 10, 2014 07:07 AM (G98WR)

32 (Well, it wasn't 8 minutes ago..)

Posted by: Soothsayer § at May 10, 2014 07:07 AM (VlefE)

33 26 i'll be out there later, let me see if I can recreate it for the ont

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 10, 2014 07:08 AM (G98WR)

34 Happy-ish Saturday morning ... Mai Tai lovers, haters, or enuuics ...

Posted by: Adriane... at May 10, 2014 07:08 AM (yBC4q)

35 It has been said Tader Vic let his islander fried taste the drink which he then pronounced 'Mai Tai, rua aye!'. Roughly translated, 'this is fooking , good!'. I make these when Im in the Philippines with two dollars a fifth Tanduay, fresh kalamansi and simple syrup from raw sugar. Mai Tai, indeed!

Posted by: Cicero Kid at May 10, 2014 07:09 AM (Fp7JI)

36 Gosh, sooth, you mean you approach the weekend SOBER? Revoke the moron card.

Posted by: tcn at May 10, 2014 07:09 AM (g+qqc)

37 Posted by: GnuBreed at May 10, 2014 12:06 PM (cHZB7)

This post was written by "Top.Man," so his vicious denigration of the elixir that helped deflower you is unwarranted.

[actually...I agree; Bacardi is pretty crappy]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 10, 2014 07:09 AM (QFxY5)

38 I'm not sure Bacardi is really rum.

Posted by: tcn at May 10, 2014 07:10 AM (g+qqc)

39 "It's not even noon time. You boozebags." Didn't stop me. But, working from home, so.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 10, 2014 07:10 AM (9qxR5)

40 36 Gosh, sooth, you mean you approach the weekend SOBER I bet he's wearing pants too

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 10, 2014 07:11 AM (G98WR)

41 You stole my motto: "If it smells good, do it!" You'll be hearing from my lawyer. Posted by: ghost ------------------ Hold it..., was that posted in an Amazon review?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 07:11 AM (aDwsi)

42 Pants. No shirt.

Posted by: Soothsayer § at May 10, 2014 07:12 AM (VlefE)

43 Bacardi is crap we run with capt morgan private stock excellent with cherry coke or cherry pepsi

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 10, 2014 07:12 AM (G98WR)

44 I'd venture to say that ordering a Mai Tai in various places in the lower 48 would result in the most varied results of any cocktail. I was at a bar here in Columbus OH and a lady came in and ordered a Mai Tai. The 'tender admitted he didn't know how to make one, but he'd give it a shot. The result, I'm pretty sure, could have been deemed a crime against taste. I think he put a bunch of grenadine in it, maybe some blue shit too. The lady paid for it and left in on the bar.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 10, 2014 07:12 AM (XvrTA)

45 Hey NCJ could always go eat a Kobe burger down on Waikiki beach at Cheeseburger in Paradise.  

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 07:13 AM (NSnWy)

46 "I bet he's wearing pants too" I don't ever remember reading that pants were mandatory for board commenting.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 10, 2014 07:13 AM (9qxR5)

47 42 Pants. No shirt pics or............... wait, forget that

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 10, 2014 07:13 AM (G98WR)

48 So the idiot unions around here (WI, home of the union slapdown) keep bragging about how they gave us the weekend. It's a crock of crap, but they keep claiming it. So, I'm betting they are awfully proud of all the booze consumption thereby expected. Ergo, buncha drunken union assholes who think they gave us time off. I'm not complaining about the weekend, just the union assholes.

Posted by: tcn at May 10, 2014 07:13 AM (g+qqc)

49 37 
37 Posted by: GnuBreed at May 10, 2014 12:06 PM (cHZB7)

This post was written by "Top.Man," so his vicious denigration of the elixir that helped deflower you is unwarranted.

[actually...I agree; Bacardi is pretty crappy]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 10, 2014 12:09 PM (QFxY5)


LOL, I just went to the liquor store because BIL is coming in from MD this evening said he wanted to do some drinking with me.  I asked him what and he said rum.  I got Bacardi for him and my regular cheap bourbon for me.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at May 10, 2014 07:13 AM (T2V/1)

50 How goes things today Adrianne?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 07:13 AM (NSnWy)

51 excellent with cherry coke or cherry pepsi Posted by: navycopjoe ------------------- Cripes! Scratch a swabbie, find a Shirley Temple. It's like I don't even know you...

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 07:15 AM (aDwsi)

52 45 CBiP is a great place to people watch back in the day now the homeless hang out right there and you can smell them if you sit near the window (not really a window, just an opening i'm over on walina st so its a five minute walk may take nck there after shooting, been a while

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 10, 2014 07:16 AM (G98WR)

53 I think the Kraken dark rum is pretty good. I like the dark, black rums better than the spiced. Guess I like my rum like I like my womyn.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 10, 2014 07:16 AM (XvrTA)

54 44  I think he put a bunch of grenadine in it, maybe some blue shit too. The lady paid for it and left in on the bar.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 10, 2014 12:12 PM (XvrTA)



One wonders why he did not keep a copy of Mr Boston behind the bar.  We used to.  But if a bartender EVER tells you he doesn't know but will give it a shit pick another drink.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at May 10, 2014 07:16 AM (T2V/1)

55 Everyone in WI knows that Corbel and coke means brandy, not rum. Shirley Temple, indeed.

Posted by: tcn at May 10, 2014 07:16 AM (g+qqc)

56 *sigh* I miss the TV show Three Sheets.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 10, 2014 07:17 AM (0HooB)

57 Freudian slip there typo

Posted by: Vic[/i] at May 10, 2014 07:18 AM (T2V/1)

58 I asked him what and he said rum. I got Bacardi for him and my regular cheap bourbon for me. Posted by: Vic ---------------------- By the end of the second round, it matters little..., in my experience, but I am a known low-brow.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 07:18 AM (aDwsi)

59 "give it a shit" I laffed

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 10, 2014 07:18 AM (XvrTA)

60 Posted by: Vic at May 10, 2014 12:13 PM (T2V/1)

I think I mentioned this, but if you have a Costco that sells booze, their house bourbon is excellent, and cheap.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 10, 2014 07:18 AM (QFxY5)

61 I just watched a video about supper clubs in WI, which is where, apparently, the only really good brandy old fashioned sweets are mixed. I'm thinking of hitting Ishnala for Mother's Day, for the surf and turf and a few bofs's. Maybe more than a few, if the deck is open and the weather is fine. There's something about the supper club atmosphere, where they still bring you a relish tray instead of making you get your own salad, and they let you sit at the table for three hours if you want to. No pasta, just meat, fish, potatoes and booze.

Posted by: tcn at May 10, 2014 07:19 AM (g+qqc)

62 As rums go, dark ones anyway, I love Pyrat XO.  Kind of a burnt orange and caramel nose.  Definitely for sipping neat.  Goes great with a cigar.  Doesn't put too big a hole in the wallet either.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 10, 2014 07:20 AM (zB+CQ)

63 Y-Not, here's a pineapple juice drink that's easy to make: the Carioca Hawaiian Cocktail (I hope the line breaks work)

1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice
1 tsp. simple syrup
1+1/2 oz.light rum (I use Cruzan)
dash Angostura bitters

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass.

Posted by: Top.Man. at May 10, 2014 07:20 AM (CYR3N)

64 best mai tai in Waikiki---jimmy buffets hate to say it cause I hate that place

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 10, 2014 07:20 AM (G98WR)

65 58  By the end of the second round, it matters little..., in my experience, but I am a known low-brow. Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 12:18 PM (aDwsi


Same here.  I used to buy a bottle of Woodford every now then and still do on occasion.  But I never drink more than 3 oz at a time from it.  The I switch to the cheap stuff.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at May 10, 2014 07:20 AM (T2V/1)

66 Tired and sore. The hubby & I are helping a friend open his restaurant. Overdid it last weekend putting up the signage letters and this weekend, going to wire it up. Not used to being on my feet all day. But it is fun, just exhausting. How bout yourself?

Posted by: Adriane... at May 10, 2014 07:21 AM (yBC4q)

67 Jamaica rum Jamaica rum Jamaica is the place where the rum comes from Keeps them busy, night and day Making rum And making haaaay

Posted by: Ruth Wallis at May 10, 2014 07:21 AM (j8b3G)

68 60 Posted by: Vic at May 10, 2014 12:13 PM (T2V/1)

I think I mentioned this, but if you have a Costco that sells booze, their house bourbon is excellent, and cheap.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 10, 2014 12:18 PM (QFxY5)



Yeah we talked about that.  The closest one is in Myrtle Beach about 120 miles from me.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at May 10, 2014 07:21 AM (T2V/1)

69 Salt for your meat, and cinnamon sweet, and the rum is for all your good vices. Son of a son of a sailor.

Posted by: tcn at May 10, 2014 07:22 AM (g+qqc)

70 Thinking about food and commenting here.  Instead of writing. 

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 07:23 AM (NSnWy)

71 Man, that's a long way for a drink. I prefer just to pour some Bookers in a glass.

Posted by: Beef at May 10, 2014 07:23 AM (/q4N3)

72 speaking of, there's my little mixologist now like her mom she's not a morning person let me see if she can make a mai tai

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 10, 2014 07:24 AM (G98WR)

73 Since this is the food thread, I need some advice on the best place to get inexpensive hamburger patties and hot dogs that don't taste like soy. My daughter is graduating from high school in June and the park where we're having her party has a grill. We were thinking burgers and hot dogs plus some salads/chips/pretzels would be the cheapest way to go. In this area we have Costco, Sam's Club and GFS.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 10, 2014 12:03 PM (yE8uc)


Costco's Kirkland Signature hot dogs or polish sausage are both very good, have no fillers, etc., and are fairly inexpensive.  It is the same product they sell in the food court, so for a couple of bucks you can order one to try it out if you are unfamiliar with them.  These are 1/4 lb. + dogs, i.e. larger than most of what you find in the stores, but fortunately Costco also sells hot dog buns that are large enough to use with them.

Posted by: CQD at May 10, 2014 07:25 AM (tcvYF)

74 When I lived in AK, I thought it was probably the drinking capitol of the world, at least in the winter. Then I moved to Wisconsin, where the neighborhood bar is usually more like a bar on every corner, and they all are doing fine. The local winter sport is bowling, which is just an excuse to drink. And you can't have brats without beer. Every other day you read a story about some guy who just got his ninth DUI, and is not in jail, because, in WI, I think it is considered some sort of honor. Personally, I prefer to actually taste my drink, so, moderation.

Posted by: tcn at May 10, 2014 07:25 AM (g+qqc)

75 trapped at commencement ugh please send a mai tai via 3G thanx

Posted by: chemjeff on the phone at May 10, 2014 07:27 AM (ZGv1c)

76 tcn - Being from the deep South, I was a bit puzzled on encountering 'Supper Clubs' in Wisconsin. To my amusement, at a place in Elkhart Lake, I was served a baked potato that had a little flag stuck in it that said something like, "I'm an Idaho potato. I've been scrubbed, rubbed, and baked. Now eat me." Sadly, that great meal was followed by a great deal of drinking at a local tavern (complete with Oom-pah band). I say 'sadly', because I was so hungover the next morning that I had a good deal of trouble negotiating my way around the Road America track at speed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 07:27 AM (aDwsi)

77 Nice pic at the top, but skating near NSFW territory...

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 10, 2014 07:28 AM (sQ0LB)

78 *shoves a gallon of Mai Tai via USB and 3G to ChemJeff*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 07:28 AM (NSnWy)

79 Food, elbows, and sideboob You people know how to reach a Moron's heart

Posted by: kbdabear at May 10, 2014 07:28 AM (aTXUx)

80 whoa, she's going to do it if I make her waffles stand by for a picture

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 10, 2014 07:29 AM (G98WR)

81 Since this is the food thread, I need some advice on the best place to get inexpensive hamburger patties and hot dogs that don't taste like soy. My daughter is graduating from high school in June and the park where we're having her party has a grill. We were thinking burgers and hot dogs plus some salads/chips/pretzels would be the cheapest way to go. In this area we have Costco, Sam's Club and GFS. Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 10, 2014 12:03 PM (yE8uc) I'm assuming you're putting foil over those grates, if it's an open grill at the park. Those grates get all rusty - and rust might be the least of your problems as far as what's on those grates.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 10, 2014 07:31 AM (XvrTA)

82 BUBBA Burger's are good. Frozen patties, good sized, all beef. I think they sell them at most grocery stores. They have some varieties infused with cheddar, onions, etc., and they're not bad, either.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 10, 2014 07:31 AM (ZshNr)

83 commencement speaker : the era of the rugged individual is over *gak*

Posted by: chemjeff on the phone at May 10, 2014 07:31 AM (ZGv1c)

84 FYI, That top photo is Marilyn Monroe.

Posted by: Mr. Wizard at May 10, 2014 07:31 AM (gmrH5)

85 thx annapuma glug

Posted by: chemjeff on the phone at May 10, 2014 07:32 AM (ZGv1c)

86 Vic - Hmm. Don't recall.., are you close to Columbia, or was it Greenville?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 07:33 AM (aDwsi)

87 Best Mai Tai I've ever had?  Nye's Polonaise Room in NE Mpls.  I know it sounds odd but it's true. 

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Infused with Leftist Logic at May 10, 2014 07:33 AM (jucos)

88 Posted by: Mr. Wizard at May 10, 2014 12:31 PM (gmrH5)

And we have a winner!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 10, 2014 07:33 AM (QFxY5)

89 BUBBA Burger's are good. Frozen patties, good sized, all beef. I think they sell them at most grocery stores. They have some varieties infused with cheddar, onions, etc., and they're not bad, either. Ditto on the Bubba's. IIRC, they have one with jalapeno, not too spicy at all. The standard ones are rather meh, tho'. Dale's Steak Sauce FTW!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 10, 2014 07:33 AM (0HooB)

90 All beef franks from Ballpark are always good. Ballpark makes various sizes, styles, the All-Beef ones are always a buck or so more than the standard ones.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 10, 2014 07:33 AM (ZshNr)

91

ghost, where in C-bus are you?  Are you the Hillard moron, or am I thinking of someone else?

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 10, 2014 07:34 AM (sQ0LB)

92 Orgeat? Never heard of it. I have a wooden Cup that looks like the top of that wooden idol that someone brought back from campaign.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 10, 2014 07:35 AM (LJ7Ze)

93 I'm assuming you're putting foil over those grates, if it's an open grill at the park. Those grates get all rusty - and rust might be the least of your problems as far as what's on those grates.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 10, 2014 12:31 PM (XvrTA)


Good point, although in the past my solution was to bring the grates from my grill at home and set them on ones at the park, along with a cinder block to set them on to cool when I was done cooking.  That way you still get the grill marks and flavoring from the smoke from the drippings.  I use tin foil on the other side of the grill for keeping things warm prior to serving, for heating buns, etc.

Posted by: CQD at May 10, 2014 07:35 AM (tcvYF)

94 the mai tai is way too sweet for me....i've taken to coconut water, rum with a squeeze of lime refreshing yet buz inducing

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl at May 10, 2014 07:36 AM (u8GsB)

95 84 She looks so young.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 10, 2014 07:36 AM (LJ7Ze)

96 95 Eighteen or Nineteen in that photo.

Posted by: Mr. Wizard at May 10, 2014 07:37 AM (gmrH5)

97 Is it just my imagination or did Monroe get a nose job?

Posted by: Commissioner Gordon at May 10, 2014 07:37 AM (4DZCO)

98 here it is http://tinypic.com/r/205vynt/8

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 10, 2014 07:38 AM (G98WR)

99 ghost, where in C-bus are you? Are you the Hillard moron, or am I thinking of someone else? Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 10, 2014 12:34 PM (sQ0LB) Upper Arlington - near Grandview

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 10, 2014 07:38 AM (XvrTA)

100 She looks so young. And alive, too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 10, 2014 07:38 AM (0HooB)

101 I didn't realize they could get away with side boob way back then.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 10, 2014 07:38 AM (LJ7Ze)

102 86 Vic - Hmm. Don't recall.., are you close to Columbia, or was it Greenville?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 12:33 PM (aDwsi)



There are two Coscos that I am aware of in my general area.  One is in Charlotte, NC and the other is in Myrtle Beach, SC.  I am about half-way between the two.  We here in my area used to have a common phrase, you can't get there from here.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at May 10, 2014 07:39 AM (T2V/1)

103 Requirements for any WI small town.  At least 3 bars, a Catholic Church dating from the early 20th century, a farm implements dealer, cemetery on the way out of town, and a Post Office.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Infused with Leftist Logic at May 10, 2014 07:39 AM (jucos)

104 here it is So, how is it? Breakfast worthy?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 10, 2014 07:40 AM (0HooB)

105 101 After WWII the gloves came off of Cheesecake Photography.

Posted by: Mr. Wizard at May 10, 2014 07:40 AM (gmrH5)

106 Thanks for all the tips! Nope, I've never heard of Klement's brats. Never seen them, either. Unless they sell them at one of the stores I listed, or Wal-Mart/Target, probably don't have them here.

Will check out Costco's dogs and Bubba's burgers.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 10, 2014 07:40 AM (yE8uc)

107 103 They may close down most of the rural post offices.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 10, 2014 07:40 AM (LJ7Ze)

108

When I was an intern at Riverside, I lived in that apartment complex just off NW Blvd, Presidential Estates(?), and attended Holy Trinity there in UA.  Out in Canal now.

 

We should have an Ohio moron meet up at some point, but we're spread from hell to breakfast--Slapweasal and Captain Hate are up near Cleveland, and I think there are a few in both Toledo and Cincinnati, plus a few of us around Cow-town.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 10, 2014 07:40 AM (sQ0LB)

109 104 its pretty good i'm not sure if I should be proud or horrified that my 12yo can make a mai tai

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 10, 2014 07:41 AM (G98WR)

110 Probably was still Norma Jeane Baker(?) at that time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 07:42 AM (aDwsi)

111 Got my CBS Sports app alerting me every time a player is drafted. Still no love for my guys.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 10, 2014 07:42 AM (ZshNr)

112 I didn't realize they could get away with side boob way back then.

Like I told CBD, it's surprisingly difficult to find vintage Wahine pictures that don't show too much elbow.

Posted by: Top.Man. at May 10, 2014 07:43 AM (CYR3N)

113 98 here it is Well, I see that ncj shoots lefty.

Posted by: Panhandler at May 10, 2014 07:43 AM (LqVNJ)

114 Trader Vic's served generations of underage drinkers, to everyone's great satisfaction, before it closed. When I first visited New York I remember following my girlfriends mother as she practically ran through the Plaza headed straight to the stairs down to Trader Vic's. Screw the Oak Bar-- she wanted a MaiTai. And while I became more of a Navy Grog man myself i well understood her devotion to the drink of her teenage and young adult years.

Posted by: MTF at May 10, 2014 07:44 AM (F58x4)

115 We here in my area used to have a common phrase, you can't get there from here. Posted by: Vic ------------------ Okay. I was thinking that from Greenville, it's not too far to Suwanee, GA where they have one, but, never mind.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 07:44 AM (aDwsi)

116 Andre Williams to the NY Giants!

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 10, 2014 07:44 AM (ZshNr)

117 Requirements for any WI small town. At least 3 bars, a Catholic Church dating from the early 20th century, a farm implements dealer, cemetery on the way out of town, and a Post Office. Requirements for any AL small town: Ten churches with their own cemeteries (all of them Southern Baptist), no bars (it's a dry county, you have to get your booze from the local bootlegger, who just so happens to be the sheriff's BIL), a local co-op, and a Post Office. Oh, and one barn with "See Rock City" on it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 10, 2014 07:45 AM (0HooB)

118 So, how is it? Breakfast worthy? Posted by: Backwards ---------------- For some reason, I read that as 'breast worthy'...

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 07:45 AM (aDwsi)

119 Isn't Rock City in Tennessee?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at May 10, 2014 07:46 AM (eP3P8)

120 113 Gaming Laptop.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 10, 2014 07:47 AM (LJ7Ze)

121 ghost, where in C-bus are you? Are you the Hillard moron, or am I thinking of someone else? Posted by: Conservative Crank at May 10, 2014 12:34 PM (sQ0LB) Can the local lawmen still be found wherever they "run the numbers"? I remember hearing tell of that when I lived in Charleston, SC and worked w/ folk who lived in "country". "Country" in South Carlolina is quite different from "country" in Ohio, I think.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 10, 2014 07:48 AM (XvrTA)

122 I am familiar with Wisconsin supper clubs. hic

Posted by: grammie winger at May 10, 2014 07:48 AM (oMKp3)

123 i'm not sure if I should be proud or horrified that my 12yo can make a mai tai I was making Mommy Dearest's highballs at age 12, which might explain this hard spot where my liver used to be.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 10, 2014 07:49 AM (0HooB)

124 oops copy/pasted the wrong post - meant to reply to 117

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 10, 2014 07:49 AM (XvrTA)

125 any moron who namedrops martin denny is my kind of moron.

Posted by: jz at May 10, 2014 07:49 AM (qRZtf)

126 We used to do Kamikazes. Vodka Triple Sec and Lime.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 10, 2014 07:51 AM (LJ7Ze)

127 Isn't Rock City in Tennessee? Yes. Yes it is. The barns were usually red with black roofs. http://tinyurl.com/kb2e9jn

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 10, 2014 07:52 AM (0HooB)

128 Hey that totally is one of the lagoons at Ko Ilina. We had such a lovely vacation at Aulani. Of course that was before the resort was completely finished. Apparently now it is so packed it is like being in a Tokyo subway at rush hour in the lazy river.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at May 10, 2014 07:52 AM (+0txR)

129 CBD has put up yet another drink recipe that I have never tried. He does this to me every week. Then I try it and I get hooked. Soon I will be seen shuffling along the streets of Oshkosh wearing a bathrobe, flip flops, and three coats from the Salvation Army, pushing a shopping cart full of empties. Thanks for nothing Charlie Brown.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 10, 2014 07:52 AM (oMKp3)

130 I've never had a maitai, but I'm damn well gonna have one now. Well, Monday. I have to work this weekend. The whahinis look familiar, though. May have had one or two of those.

Posted by: Erowmero at May 10, 2014 07:52 AM (go5uR)

131 notes yep, I shoot lefty yep, i'm a gamer yep, the japs took over the ko'olina big time

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 10, 2014 07:54 AM (G98WR)

132 Isn't Rock City in Tennessee? Yes. Yes it is. -------------------- Down the street from Ruby Falls

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 07:55 AM (aDwsi)

133 I've heard of Mai Tai's but never actually had one. I like sweet and strong. Some of the ingredients are a bit obscure.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 10, 2014 07:55 AM (LJ7Ze)

134 I talked to a bartender at my local Trader Vic's (which is sort-of the original) about what they use TODAY in their "classic Mai Tai".  He told me that they use Mount Gay Eclipse Gold rum now.  As for the Rock Candy syrup, Trader Vic sells their own.  You can get it from their website.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 10, 2014 07:55 AM (WtVhX)

135 Bears on the clock.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 10, 2014 07:56 AM (ZshNr)

136 I do wear those Hawaiian shirts.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 10, 2014 07:56 AM (LJ7Ze)

137 Soon I will be seen shuffling along the streets of Oshkosh wearing a bathrobe, flip flops, and three coats from the Salvation Army, pushing a shopping cart full of empties. ----------------- It's all right there in the Moron Handbook.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 07:56 AM (aDwsi)

138 I am sad about the great lime shortage. At 1.59 a lime it is a little too rich for my gin and tonics.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at May 10, 2014 07:56 AM (+0txR)

139 At least onion prices are falling.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 10, 2014 07:57 AM (LJ7Ze)

140 138 I am sad about the great lime shortage. At 1.59 a lime it is a little too rich for my gin and tonics. Wow! That's expensive. Two for a dollar by me.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 10, 2014 07:57 AM (oMKp3)

141 Mai Tai's are an excellent drink - sort of a rum margarita. If I might make a few rum suggestions: The thing about Jamaican rum is that they have this quality called "hogo", which comes from the French for "high taste". Which comes from the old practice of hanging game till it was "high" or you know, rotting. So, hogo is this kind of funky stank that is more or less prominent in Jamican rums. It comes from the fact that they recycle the dregs from previous batches of rums into new batches. Fun fact: The rum dregs are called "dunder" which supposedly where the term dunderhead comes from. So, there must've been some Piratical Morons (TM) in the past sucking on the dregs to get high. NTTAWWT. So, what does hogo means to you and your cocktails? It means flava, bitchez! Ordinary rums have roughly 10-30 flavoring esters in them. Jamaican rums start around 40 and can go into the hundreds. Here are some rums with plenty of hogo to give you a feeling for the old-fashioned mai tai: Wray and Nephew Over-Proof Rum - raw, rough full of hogo, flammable as hell, 1/2oz instead of full ounces for one of your rums Smith and Cross - like rummy perfume, the hogo fills the room just by opening the bottle, awesome stuff, made to duplicate the old style rums of the 19th century - 2 oz of this makes a mighty fine mai tai. Pusser's Rum - the rum of the British Navy, it has a high J-rum content, lots of hogo and already blended- you could if you wished use it by itself Sea Wynde - another naval style with a good amount of hogo Banks 5 Island - a white rum blended from rums from 5 islands(duh), smooth, nice amount of hogo, will immediately raise the bar of any drink with lime in it. El Dorado 12 or 15 yr - not Jamaican but Guyanan, still has a nice hogoish funkiness to it. Blackwell Rum - made by the guy who brought you Bob Marley, almost no Hogo but great flavor and mixes very well with Wray and Nephew Over-Proof in a mai tai. I know TL,DR. but these rums are a whole different thang then Bacardi et al. Try'em out.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 10, 2014 07:59 AM (KBvAm)

142 Wait how come your limes are cheaper than mine? Read an article about how NYC bartenders are proudly resorting to out and out theft to get limes for their cocktails.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at May 10, 2014 07:59 AM (+0txR)

143 OK, sidebewb enthusiasts, I gotta go do stuff, which may or may not include a run to the liquor store. Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 10, 2014 07:59 AM (0HooB)

144 Apples are 4 bucks for a 3 pound bag, couple years ago, they were $2.59. Hoping they'll' drop soon, I go through a lot of apples (and carrots, which have held steady at under 3 bucks for a five pound bag).

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 10, 2014 08:00 AM (ZshNr)

145

I used to hang out at a local watering hole in college that made me a drink called a "Combat".  It was a tall beer glass where they mixed equal parts Rum, Whisky, Vodka, Gin, and a splash of Grenadine and Sweet and Sour.  Fill the rest of the glass with beer.  Tasted like Hawaiian Punch.  Vince Flynn (The late author) was both my favorite bartender and friend.  Good times were had at Tiffany's Lounge in Highland Park.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Infused with Leftist Logic at May 10, 2014 08:01 AM (jucos)

146 I do wear those Hawaiian shirts. Posted by: Boss Moss ------------------- I felt a little badly about not responding on the ONT last night to your '90 mph' response re the question about '30 mph up the hill', but figured you stayed around long enough to see that the answer is that a 60 mph average is not possible.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 08:01 AM (aDwsi)

147 I made a GOP souffle yesterday. After it fell into a big pile of gelatinous goo, I threw it in the shit can and went out to Burger King.




Posted by: BEL at May 10, 2014 08:02 AM (thLL8)

148 Posted by: ParanoidGirlinSeattle at May 10, 2014 12:59 PM (+0txR) I dunno. That's what I paid for them this morning, two for a buck at my local grocery. Weird. I had heard of the shortage but I've not seen my lime prices go as high as yours. Sometimes limes are 5 for a dollar here, but come to think of it I haven't seen that low since maybe last summer.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 10, 2014 08:04 AM (oMKp3)

149 Pork has gone through the roof. A couple months ago a 20 oz pack of thick sliced Giant Eagle bacon was $6.99. It's now a 16 oz package for $6.99. That's some serious inflation. I know there's some virus killing hogs in the US. 'course I don't typically use pork to make cocktails

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at May 10, 2014 08:05 AM (XvrTA)

150 Rock Candy Syrup, the relatively easy way: http://preview.tinyurl.com/7nc9e9x Looks relatively simple, and relatively mess-free.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie ® at May 10, 2014 08:05 AM (VvOZ5)

151 There only mai tai I've ever had was red & came in one of those tiki glasses you take home.Who knows what was in it. And to this day I don't really do rum. Bad experience with 151 back when I was sixteen.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 08:06 AM (5S3wn)

152 I think the biggest bang for your protein buck is turkey. Whole turkey, 1.29 a pound. That's hard to beat.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 10, 2014 08:06 AM (oMKp3)

153 #150

Even easier:
http://tradervics.com/product/trader-vics-premium-rock-candy-syrup/

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 10, 2014 08:07 AM (WtVhX)

154 Gardening thread up.

Posted by: Y-not at May 10, 2014 08:07 AM (zDsvJ)

155 Anna - it's research ... for um, er, ah ... writing a scene about a bartender ... yeah ... yeah ... : -))

Posted by: Adriane... at May 10, 2014 08:11 AM (yBC4q)

156 You haven't seen expensive yet.  There is a citrus wasting disease running around destroying citrus crops in FL, and the central valley in CA is going trough it's worst drought in a generation.  Summertime soft fruits and leafy greens will be prohibitively expensive to most. 

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Infused with Leftist Logic at May 10, 2014 08:11 AM (jucos)

157 Oy! back yard to mow & sign to wire. Have a Good Day, all!

Posted by: Adriane... at May 10, 2014 08:11 AM (yBC4q)

158 Darn it all! All this stuff sounds wonderful, but if there is lime in any of it -- no way. Years of a cast iron stomach and the past few years anything with lime gives me massive heartburn. As you get older, is it a heart attack or is it indigestion keeps going through my head. No lime.

Posted by: Mustbequantum at May 10, 2014 08:12 AM (MIKMs)

159 Lime gives you heartburn? That stinks.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 10, 2014 08:17 AM (oMKp3)

160 Anyone want to know what their team did in the fourth round?

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 10, 2014 08:17 AM (ZshNr)

161 Posted by: Lincolntf at May 10, 2014 01:17 PM (ZshNr) Packers took Carl Bradford. That's all I paid attention to.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 10, 2014 08:19 AM (oMKp3)

162 Bradford sounds good, got a consensus B+ grade on the CBS app.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 10, 2014 08:25 AM (ZshNr)

163 Passers rum. Splice the main brace!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 10, 2014 08:45 AM (4GKfl)

164 Pussers rum. Stupid auto correct doesn't do brit.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 10, 2014 08:47 AM (4GKfl)

165 I can't see the words "rock candy" without thinking of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcFASLXloqM

Posted by: rickl at May 10, 2014 08:52 AM (sdi6R)

166 Oddly the Mai Tai recipe I have calls for pineapple juice. But I think that's to make a bigger drink . Reminds me of the Mrs. and My honeymoon.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) [/b] [/i] [/s] at May 10, 2014 08:55 AM (HDwDg)

167 Myers or Pusser rums you heathen umbrella drink sipping scurvy landlubbing chancre lipped whinging excuses for anchors! Arrrgh! Fan the flames

Posted by: Fewenuff at May 10, 2014 09:10 AM (zPNX5)

168 It's postings like this that make the AOSHQ premium membership really worthwhile! Thanks, Top.Men.

Posted by: scottst at May 10, 2014 09:13 AM (4kNBZ)

169 Pusser's Rum Cocktail: The Painkiller® The Painkiller® is a blend of Pusser's Rum with 4 parts pineapple juice, 1 part cream of coconut and 1 part orange juice served over the rocks with a generous amount of fresh nutmeg on top. You have a choice of numbers 2, 3 or 4, which designate the amount of Pusser's Rum! Cheers! Painkiller #2 ... 2 parts Pusser's Rum Painkiller #3 ... 3 parts Pusser's Rum Painkiller #4 ... 4 parts Pusser's Rum Thanks Top.Man!

Posted by: Fewenuff at May 10, 2014 09:23 AM (zPNX5)

170 The Painkiller is one yummy drink- and strangely enough will kill pain.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 10, 2014 09:42 AM (KBvAm)

171 "there's a certain best-selling white rum that's little better than vodka" ***** Can you tell which one it is down here in the anonymous comments?

Posted by: Taco Shack at May 10, 2014 09:56 AM (C+qQ0)

172 Can you tell which one it is down here in the anonymous comments? I'm not sure but I think it rhymes with duckardi.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 10, 2014 10:03 AM (oMKp3)

173 My own favorite rum is Cruzan Blackstrap.  Very dark, fragrant, and the first rum I found that I will sip neat, like a brandy.  Now it's pretty strong, so I usually also keep a bottle of medium amber rum for cocktails (white rum is for when you run out of lighter fluid).

When I can find it, Pusser's is worth getting, and Lamb's navy a close second.  But I keep a half dozen bottles of Cruzan Blackstrap on hand at all times, so I won't be caught short when the apocalypse hits.

And for a rum punch (rum, simple syrup, lime and soda water), the darker the rum, the better.  Same for a hot buttered rum.

Somebody recommended Costco's bourbon, which I second.  It's actually made by Knob Creek so it's definitely good stuff.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at May 10, 2014 10:09 AM (wgDJg)

174 Also, if in Oahu and wanting to see a time capsule of old Hawaii, go to La Mariana Sailing Club on Keehi Lagoon.  It can be hard to find, it's stuck among a bunch of boatyards and other industrial activities, but when you get there you expect to be greeted by Gilligan and Mary Ann.  The owner bought up decor from the classic now vanished Tiki bars in Honolulu like Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic's and the Kon Tiki Room.

Their Mai Tais are pretty good, although they do put a splash of pineapple juice in them.

In San Diego, Bali Hai on Shelter Island serves up a classic Mai Tai on the Trader Vic's model.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at May 10, 2014 10:15 AM (wgDJg)

175 "I think I mentioned this, but if you have a Costco that sells booze, their house bourbon is excellent, and cheap." Roger that! I get it at the Costco in Edison; well worth the 30 minute drive

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at May 10, 2014 11:15 AM (TWrD6)

176 Guess who has two thumbs and is cooking real Tejas Chili, no beanz, no termaters?

THIS. GUY.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i][/b] at May 10, 2014 11:54 AM (JmGFJ)

177 Now that was a great post. A little T&A--both blonde and brunette--and beaucoup information about one of the important things in life---how to make a proper cocktail. I'm not a Mai Tai man (or girly boy) myself, but there are those who love them, and you did a public service in telling Mai Tai aficionados "how".

Posted by: Comanche Voter at May 10, 2014 01:19 PM (wdHk6)

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