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Monsoon Cocktail: Recipe Recommendations

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Monsoon Cocktail: Recipe Recommendations

mehenry | Aug 25, 2005 02:25 PM

My fiance and I are getting married in 2 weeks, and we're using the Monsoon as our signature cocktail (read: our only cocktail to cut down on the cost of alcohol... we will also have beer, wine & sparkling wine).

Monsoon
1 1/4 oz light rum
4 oz sweet and sour
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz passionfruit juice
3/4 oz Meyer's dark rum

The caterer allows us to get our own supplies, so it is cheaper. So here are my questions:

1. Sweet and sour mix: I hate the pre-made stuff so we'd rather substitute a mix of lemon/lime juice and sugar or simple syrup. What's the best way to modify the recipe so the caterer can easily create/transport a substitute and the bartender can easily make drink after drink?

2. Is it necessary to have light *and* dark rum? What brands are best (with only 100 people, we can go with something decent but not outrageously expensive).

3. Where do we get passionfruit juice? Is Dole pineapple juice out of the can acceptable?

Thanks for advice on any of these points- I'm clueless about mixed drinks (except how to enjoy them!)

Megan

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