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Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby Nancy » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:19 am

Somehow I think they carried 42 Below on the ship. There were many Aussies onboard, one of the dancers in Amy's show (who Friended me) is from Australia. No kiwis, though.
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby SheWolf » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:41 pm

A bottle of the passionfruit has been located! Now to figure out what drinks to make with it. :)
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby LauraK » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:56 pm

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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby 4everconchordsfan » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:07 pm

SW, here are a few suggestions. This should set your Friday night off right!

Passion Sangria :
What you’ll need:
1 part 42BELOW Passion
3 parts ros wine
3 parts soda water
1/3 part gomme or simple syrup
6 slices of summer fruit, eg nectarines or orange
8 mint leaves
Orange slice to garnish

Instructions: Fill a Collins glass with ice, and add fruits and mint leaves. Add 42BELOW Passion, wine and simple syrup. Stir well, and keep stirring as you add soda water, until well mixed. Garnish with an orange slice and serve.

Passionate Cosmopolitan :
What you’ll need:
30 mls (1 oz) 42BELOW Passion
15 mls (1/2 oz) triple sec
15 mls (1/2 oz) fresh lime juice
15 mls (1/2oz) cranberry juice
Orange zest to garnish

Instructions: In a Mixing glass, combine 42BELOW Passion with juices and triple sec, and fill with ice. Shake heartily, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a flamed orange zest.

Bay of Passion:
What you’ll need:
30 mls (1 oz) 42BELOW Passion
90 mls (3 oz) cranberry juice
60 mls (2 oz) pineapple juice
1 slice of ginger root, finely diced
Orange zest to garnish

Instructions: Combine all in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Garnish with a twist of orange.

Concubine:
What you’ll need:
30 mls (1 oz) 42BELOW Passion
30 mls (1 oz) pineapple juice
Dash of gomme or simple syrup (optional)
Half a red chilli, seeded
4 chunks of pineapple
4 mint leaves
Mint tip to garnish

Instructions: In a cocktail shaker, muddle the chilli and pineapple. Add mint, 42BELOW Passion, juice and gomme, if needed. Fill with ice, shake sharply, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a mint tip.

Indian Runner:
What you’ll need:
45 mls (1 1/2 oz) 42BELOW Passion
5 mls (1/6 oz) anise
100 mls (3 1/3 oz) cranberry juice
100 mls (3 1/3 oz) mango nectar
Orange slice to garnish

Instructions: Fill a Collins glass with ice, add spirits, and pour in mango nectar. Top with cranberry juice, and garnish with an orange slice.

Paparazzo:
What you’ll need:
10 mls (1/3 oz) 42BELOW Passion
10 mls (1/3 oz) Aperol or Campari
20 mls (2/3 oz) guava nectar
Dash of sugar syrup
Prosecco or sparkling wine

Instructions: Pour spirits, juice and sugar into a Champagne flute, and stir well. Tilt the flute on an angle, and gently top with Prosecco.

The Passionate Bishop:
What you’ll need:
45 mls (1 oz) 42BELOW Passion
15 mls (1/2 oz) passionfruit syrup
15 mls (1/2 oz) fresh orange juice
Dash of fresh lemon juice
150 mls (5 oz) 5 parts chilled Beaujolais or light red

Instructions: In a mixing glass, combine 42BELOW Passion, syrup and juices, and fill with ice. Shake well, and strain into a large Wine glass filled with ice. Top with chilled red wine and stir to serve.
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby Venus » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:41 pm

Ah, I only know about 42 Below due to links with a certain Conchord. ;) Sounds tasty.

I went to an advanced screening and Q&A for a new British film called Fast Girls and to my pleasant surprise, I found out that the director Regan Hall is a Kiwi! He was described as an up and coming director from NZ who's done lots of commercial work and has produced one short film which has been well received. He came across well in the Q&A and is pretty easy on the eye too. ;)

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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby Great H » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:03 am

Venus wrote:I found out that the director Regan Hall is a Kiwi!
Ha! We are everywhere! Taking over the world by stealth! :lol: And he IS easy on the eye, isn't he! :D

And all those recipes - YUM YUM YUM!!! :nod:
Glad you found some of the Passionfruit vodka SW - probably best you didn't find the feijoa flavour - it's one of those fruits that people either love or can't stand :shock: I'm in the can't stand camp, myself! :lol:
The 42 below website has lots of suggestions on what to mix it with - it's a very funky website too.
Personally I just mix the passionfruit vodka with plain ol' OJ for a screwdriver with a hint of passionfruit - very simple but tasty! :D
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby SheWolf » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:35 pm

That's a fine looking kiwi male there for sure.

Thanks for all the drink suggestions guys. :clap: I'll have fun wading through them. BTW I managed to pick up the kiwi flavored vodka too. The good news is that they were on clearance, bad news is that they aren't gonna carry them anymore so if I really love them I'll have to resume a new search.

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My cousin is pretty sure she tried feijoa at Trader Joe's a few years back and liked it. I'll keep my eyes peeled for the fruit around here.
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby LauraK » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:45 am

Try it fast so you can get more on clearance while they last! :)
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby SheWolf » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:40 pm

I got the last 2 bottles they had.
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby SheWolf » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:24 pm

I decided to make a kiwi lemonade, kiwi flavored vodka and lemonade. Sadly the vodka smells and tastes more like an old lady's house than anything resembling a fruit. Maybe it's meant to mimic a rotten kiwi that's turned musky and perfumy? Who knows? Who cares? All I know is that I'm drunk. :rolleyes: :D Check out my groovy cocktail shaker.

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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby LauraK » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:26 am

Thanks for the laugh... :lol: Too bad about the smell/taste- ew. But you powered through and got drunk anyway! :thumb: It probably didn't take much, eh? I don't know, I'm not a vodka drinker...maybe try it with cranberry next time. Or since it smells like old lady, some prune juice. ;)

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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby Nancy » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:14 am

Great shaker, SW. :lol:
Too bad about the old lady's house taste. :x
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby SheWolf » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:17 pm

I'm dumping it, it's nearly undrinkable, I think something's wrong with it for realz. My friend says it smells like rotten caramel, if there is such a thing. I almost wonder if it's the manuka honey in a kiwi bottle coz it doesn't resemble kiwifruit in the slightest. I have have high hopes for the passion fruit though, it better not let me down. Also I picked up a couple of feijoa's at the grocery store. They smell okay but H says they are love em or hate em. I'll let you know what side I'm on when I work up the courage to eat one. :P
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby LauraK » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:02 pm

Looks slightly mago-ish...looking forward to your review.

Hm. I think I'd shoot the 42 Below makers an email- not a complaint but rather a "I know things can't be improved if you aren't hearing feedback, so here's what I experienced when I purchased your product" comment. :) You may end up with a coupon or at the very least a nice apologetic reply letter.

Fingers are crossed for the passion fruit being tasty.
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby SheWolf » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:13 pm

Good idea about an email Laura. I will do that because there really was something wrong with that vodka. I opened the passion fruit bottle and it smelled fruity and passiony right away. I'm drinking it now with cran & pineapple and it's yummy as.
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