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    Post #1 - February 20th, 2018, 6:35 pm
    Post #1 - February 20th, 2018, 6:35 pm Post #1 - February 20th, 2018, 6:35 pm
    Brief non-frigid weather has me thinking ahead to summer and backyard drinking. Has anyone used fruit purees as a blended cocktail base and are there any that you would recommend? I've seen several brands and I'd like an informed perspective (as opposed to spending $20-$30 for a container of disappointment).
  • Post #2 - February 21st, 2018, 12:50 am
    Post #2 - February 21st, 2018, 12:50 am Post #2 - February 21st, 2018, 12:50 am
    Goya's have worked for me
  • Post #3 - February 21st, 2018, 1:37 pm
    Post #3 - February 21st, 2018, 1:37 pm Post #3 - February 21st, 2018, 1:37 pm
    I have used the frozen Goya packs. They are pretty widely available.
    https://www.goya.com/en/products/frozen ... ruit-pulps

    I also like canned Alfonso mango puree. I've gotten this at stores on Devon
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/maga ... a-can.html

    And I buy açai puree, which comes in frozen packs at most grocery stores. I get the unsweetened variety
    https://www.amafruits.com
    Leek

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  • Post #4 - February 22nd, 2018, 3:32 pm
    Post #4 - February 22nd, 2018, 3:32 pm Post #4 - February 22nd, 2018, 3:32 pm
    I haven't used these, but their syrups are good. I think this link should get you a 10% discount if you sign up for their emails. Free shipping, too, if you order enough.

    https://www.monin.com/us/products/fruit ... CG,141GW,1
    Leek

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    but it CHANGES THE WORLD for that one dog.
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  • Post #5 - February 22nd, 2018, 4:27 pm
    Post #5 - February 22nd, 2018, 4:27 pm Post #5 - February 22nd, 2018, 4:27 pm
    I've used these mainly for brewing, but they'll work well in other cooking and baking applications, too. Amazon carries their products.
  • Post #6 - February 22nd, 2018, 5:17 pm
    Post #6 - February 22nd, 2018, 5:17 pm Post #6 - February 22nd, 2018, 5:17 pm
    Thanks, all. The Goya ones are appealing for the tropical flavors and I never considered the Oregon whole fruit options. Monin looks good but the first ingredient is sugar, so it's really more of a syrup. I found these in my online search and might try a few:

    https://www.gourmetfoodworld.com/jam-fr ... urees-0481
  • Post #7 - March 10th, 2018, 10:11 am
    Post #7 - March 10th, 2018, 10:11 am Post #7 - March 10th, 2018, 10:11 am
    Aside from Goya brands available at some supermarkets, I also like Perfect Puree:

    https://www.perfectpuree.com/shop/

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  • Post #8 - March 10th, 2018, 2:02 pm
    Post #8 - March 10th, 2018, 2:02 pm Post #8 - March 10th, 2018, 2:02 pm
    The Perfect Puree looks ... perfect. I'm going to order.
  • Post #9 - March 11th, 2018, 12:23 pm
    Post #9 - March 11th, 2018, 12:23 pm Post #9 - March 11th, 2018, 12:23 pm
    I'm a fan of the canned kesar mango puree available at Patel Bros and Fresh Farms on Devon Ave (and I'm sure elsewhere in the neighborhood). It's perfect for lassi -- I freeze the puree in ice cube trays, then blend a few cubes with yogurt and milk. The kesar variety of mango is far more aromatic than the frozen mango puree available in most groceries. It's also far cheaper; I don't recall the exact price but I'm pretty sure a 6-pack of 28oz cans is under $20. The only potential downside is that it's on the sweet side. It's fine for a lassi and probably for cocktails in which the other ingredients aren't too sweet. But it might be too sweet for other applications.

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