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Old 07-29-2008, 04:21 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by rumdog007 View Post
Now, I playing around with Mehkong, "the spirit of Thailand...". It's a rum-like variant made from 95% sugar cane and 5% rice. There's some other spices, too. Mind you, it's not in the same league as the BA, IMO, though..
I used to live in a hostel in Taiwan and backpackers were always bringing that stuff back from Thailand. It was practically a form of currency with all the people traveling back and forth and swapping bottles in exchange for whatever else.

One guy used to make it into a cream liqueur. I think he mixed it with condensed milk and a little strong coffee. Then he'd bottle it and drink it over ice. It didn't exactly transform into a fine cognac, but the condensed milk sweetened it up and rounded off the rough edges.

I never realized it had rice in it. Interesting.
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