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Old 05-23-2008, 02:18 AM   #1
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Default A Mixological Challenge

To my mind, there are three drinks which are characteristic beverages of Jamaica:
- Jamaican aged rum
- Red Stripe beer
- Ting
My challenge:
Create a drink incorporating these three elements. For our rum, I will go so far as to specify Appleton, and while I won't specify an age, I would like to keep it reasonable (and sane), and thus request you avoid both the thirty year old and the master blender's legacy. While I could have added ginger beer to the list, but decided that it would only over complicate an already difficult challenge. However, bonus points if you can incorporate it (note that it must be Jamaican style, so Barret's and Regatta are out, but Old Jamaican and West India are certainly in).
Cheers. - S
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:17 AM   #2
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Awe - c'mon... throw a little Coruba in there too!
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:39 AM   #3
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The hard part as i see it is the beer and the Ting..i don`t think they go well together..and the Ginger beer?

If we are only given to use these 3 or 4 things and nothing else, (except ice i hope....) then i would use 1.5 oz Appleton extra, 2 tsp beer, a dash Ting and top up with Old jamaica Ginger beer. Stirred with lots of ice!

If we can add something else i would add a lime slice.
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By only requirement (for my challenge given that there is no prize, obviously do as you like) is that you use the three listed ingredients. Feel free to add whatever you like, or modify the ingredients as you like (eg reducing them).
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What's "Ting"?
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oohhhhhhhh, grapefruit soda. Got it.

I was thinking of Bob Marley "Every little ting ....... gonna be alright"


Grapefruit and beer???? yuch.

OK, here's my mix:

1 oz Appleton rum, 3 oz Ting, served over ice and a Coruba floater. And a picture of Red Stripe in the background.
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:14 PM   #7
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Jamaican Boilermaker....

2 parts Red Stripe
1 part Ting

Add Ting to glass followed b the Red Stripe. Fill about 3/4 of the glass.

Pour one shot Appleton estates Extra.

Drop filled shot glass into the beer/Ting mixture.

Enjoy...if you can. Actually, I just tried it. It's nasty. Actually, the beer and Ting aren't that bad. Kind of like a shandy (I think beer and lemonade). But the rum takes it to a new level.

Eh, at least I got all three covered. Do I get credit?
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Hey Dick Charming! Welcome aboard!!!

Berwyn? You remember back in the day in the mid 1970's I think it was (or very early 80s)... the "Son of Svengoolie"??

Used to always say - "Berrrrrrrwynnnnnnn!"
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By only requirement (for my challenge given that there is no prize, obviously do as you like) is that you use the three listed ingredients. Feel free to add whatever you like, or modify the ingredients as you like (eg reducing them).
Cheers. - S
Well, if we can add whatever we like, then i would change my recipe, maybe this would be tastier:

1.5 oz Appleton 12
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz honey syrup
Mix 1 tsp of reduced beer with grapefruit bitters and add a dash
Shake with ice, strain over crushed ice and top with Ting.
Garnish with lime spiral
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:09 PM   #10
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Actually, that combination isn't as odd as you might think. There's a drink in Jamaica called Steel Head, if I remember, that is Appleton Overproof, and Red Stripe.

For I'd go with Appleton white and Ting and the Red Stripe as a chaser.
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